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Counties of Ireland

A wee bit of Irish geography.  During the trip we will be visiting and playing in four counties: Dublin, Clare, Kerry and Cork.

County Dublin… 325 more words


10th April: From Galway to Killarney

The sounds of Ireland: bells ringing the Angelus in a village church, the haunting cry of the Atlantic seagull, and the voices, everywhere the voices – the soft brogue of the southern Irish that I grew up with (being taught for eleven years by the Brigidine nuns) – it’s all so familiar somehow, almost like I’ve come home. 616 more words

Lone Shanakyle

This is one of my very favorite recordings by Mary Dillon and Déanta. It is a masterful example of how a traditional song can be set in a “modern” arrangement and still retain all the feeling of an unaccompanied air.   234 more words


A Painterly Effect

Two years ago the Irish public voted Sir Frederic William Burton’s 1864 watercolour The Meeting on the Turret Stairs the nation’s favourite painting. Burton, who eventually became director of the National Gallery in London, was born in this house, Clifden, County Clare in 1816. 105 more words

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