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Making Bodhran Storage Boxes

In 2014 I bought nine bodhrans…five eighteen inch, three sixteen inch, and one twelve inch…I gave six away. They all need storage/traveling cases. Yesterday I finished cutting out the last of the boxes. 56 more words

Butchering the Tin Whistle

My Irish music class sounds like we are strangling kittens and drop kicking puppies while learning to play the Tin Whistle. It’s only the first day and we’ve already gotten jokingly snide comments from other students. 262 more words

Study Abroad

Saor - Aura

Lately, I can’t get enough of this album. The first time I heard it, I became absolutely entranced. Andy Marshall is the only member of the band, and both albums have been a masterpiece so far. 274 more words



Christmas on an island in the Indian Ocean was always destined to be different. Party time in 36C. A chance to dodge the giant rain drops of the monsoon instead of hill top winter snow; to sega, island style, instead of step-sliding on Dublin’s ice crusted pavements.   389 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone, but not forgotten

Tonight I finished a very enjoyable course learning to play the bodhran, a traditional Irish drum.  The teacher was great, the other people in the group were fun and I had the best time these past few months, battering the skin once a week (plus practice at home of course ;) )  I will miss my tuesday evenings, only just gone but not likely to be forgotten.

Weekly Photo Challenge