An Irish kind of Christmas
Tonight it was a Celtic Christmas special.
It was fun.
It was just good old-fashioned fun by a group of really nice, interesting people.
Music was provided by harper Maureen Brennan(meaning an old-style harp versus the newer and larger harps used by harpists), Kevin Carr playing penny whiste, fiddle, and Irish bagpipes, and the folk duo Men of Worth--two lads, one a Scotsman, the other and Irishman, playing a combination of banjo, mandolin, and some hand-held drums.
It was music that made the audience want to clap along, especially when two dancers treated us to our own little Riverdance.
Makes me want to learn Irish dance steps...
Several CDs were available for purchase after the show, including solo performances, and recordings by other bands the members also participate in.
I bought a CD by Wake the Dead--a Celtic version of The Grateful Dead that is absolutely fantastic!
I bought it sight unseen (or unheard, in this case) and I am so glad I did.
I also purchased a CD by the Irish pipes player, Kevin Carr.
It is a recording of story telling, and I can already tell I'll be glad for this purchase also.
Another member of tonight's band told me that when he first heard the story telling recording, he instantly purchased 20 copies for his daughter and all her classmates.
It reminds me of the old dramas you used to be able to hear on the radio.
I used to be a delivery driver, and I loved listening to the mysteries.