Spent the whole day (which is one among the others, here in my village) on my computer, thinking about how everybody on this site would enjoy it, listening to liveIreland and waiting for my request (Morrison's jig) to be cast. :-)
I finished work early and spent from mid-afternoon with my family at a local Hobart pub owned by an Irishman featuring live Irish music all day. There were lots of Irish there as well as those with more distant connections to Ireland. The band my son plays in called Daideo and the Blue Mosquitoes were playing there and there was a lot of audience participation, great conversation and laughs with wide cross-section of ages. I then went on to the band's second gig at a pub called the Alley Cat with a much younger crowd but who still apreciated the music. I managed to catch a little of Live Ireland's broadcast when I got up the next morning. I was surprised to hear from one of my Canadian Live Ireland friends that Daideo and the Blue Mosquitoes had been played on the broadcast. That made the day for a young Tasmanian Irish band to be played in Dublin on St Patricks' Day. A great day. I have posted some photos on my page and one video. When I get time I will put up another video or two. It is great to have this site to hear and see what people did.