Sceallog, Sorry for the long time to respond, but I never even knew this site had this feature. I'm old school, don't blog much. But yes, I have an Irish pub in Ocean Shores, WA called "Galway Bay". Your son may know the place. It is a 2 hr drive from Seattle right on the coast. We hold the largest Irish music festival on the west coast here every October. I am originally a midwest boy, Peoria, Illinois, but have been out here for over 30 years now.
I love traditional Irish music, and dance. And I love the Irish accent! I hope to visit Ireland and Scotland someday--after retirement, perhaps. My husband is of Acadian and Scottish descent. I am of Acadian, French and German descent, but have some Irish and Scottish ancestry--just a little, though. I see you live in Washington state. Are you from there originally? My older son works out of Seattle. He works as a Marine Auditor and flys out there from Louisiana every 45 days!