Mike and I played at THE BIG HURRAH, our very first Folk Arts Council summer music festival. The festival started August 18th and runs until the 22nd. Check out our website at www.bsgfolkart.com
for all the events. Last night was an evening of Ballads, Stories and other Lies by the Second Stage Players (Diane Dolye, Donny Dunphy, Chris, Tom Doyle and Cal McNiven).… Continue
Added by Jill (mandogrl) on August 20, 2008 at 16:30 —
((This is something that I found on an older Irish webpage written by John J. O'Callaghan ))
Reason Why Gaelic Should Be Adopted as the National Language
Reasons why English is so hard to learn & why we should adopt Gaelic as our national language:
1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish… Continue
Added by JoanMarie on August 19, 2008 at 17:40 —
I've been inspired to write again. This is something I started yesterday and finished today. It sort of took a turn along the way as I was writting it and now the name I originally had in mind doesn't seem right. So this one will be un-named, until it reveals itself to me.
I hope you enjoy it,
I found something I can not have
Beautiful, lovely, and true
I found something I can… Continue
Added by Daeoin Arlson on August 19, 2008 at 0:50 —
It was sad to learn today of Ronnie Drew's passing on Saturday. I found out from someone in the chat room during Klara McDonnell's show.
It was also mentioned that there's some Ronnie Drew and Dubliners videos on YouTube, and that made me think of the documentary From Clare to Here with Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill that I'd seen there a while ago. So I decided if it wasn't already here at LI, it should be. It's in five parts, with a total running time probably a bit over 40… Continue
Added by MobyD on August 18, 2008 at 23:38 —
Okay, okay, these things pile up. In the middle of last month's writing assignments for The Chicago Irish-American News, LiveIreland.com, Irish Music Magazine, the Public Radio show with my co-star and brilliant music interpreter, Shay Clarke, these things pile up. Last month, we told you about a single album. The unequalled, Beal Tuinne. Did you get your copy yet? So, when you get 500 albums sent to you every year, guess what happens? They pile up. Brace yourself, Bridgid, here they all come… Continue
Added by Bill Margeson on August 18, 2008 at 19:00 —
A little somthing I wrote for someone special. It's not that good, but I thought I would share it anyway. I may even show it to them one day.
I hope you like it,
Dreaming of You
I awoke to the moon and thoughts of you,
Flooding my room and dreams
They both shine brightly within me
Hearing your voice I tremble
Yet find a clam
That eases me
I look forward… Continue
Added by Daeoin Arlson on August 16, 2008 at 5:51 —
I hadn't planned on doing anything so tourist-y, but we couldn't get to Kinsale and we found ourselves in Blarney--or rather, in a B&B looking out over Blarney town--and the next morning it just made sense to stop and see one of the most famous sites in Ireland. And since there was practically no line when we got to the top of the ruins....The things I remember most of that place was hearing the church bells peal out over the town (Lady's Day in Harvest time, after all) and the fairytale… Continue
Added by Cathy Jo on August 15, 2008 at 15:16 —
This is a recipe from Joanne Fluke's mystery "Sugar Cookie Murder"
Irish Roast Beast
Grease or spray inside of 4 quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray OR Preheat oven to 325, rack in middle
16 ounce can whole berry cranberry sauce
6 ounce can tomato sauce (I used 8 cuz I couldn't find 6)
12 ounce bottle of stout beer (Guinness Stout, what else?)
2 tsp rosemary (I used fresh off the stalk)
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp sage
1 tsp sweet basil (I… Continue
Added by Dabhoch on August 13, 2008 at 17:00 —
Well, we don't have it recorded yet, but I wanted to share it with you anyway. Here is the song Tammy and I wrote together. We are still working out the tune a little, but it is starting to sound really good. I hope you enjoy the lyrics.
It's another day with the sun sinking low
It's another night that you don't have a place to go
Well baby I could always make you smile
So come and stay with me awhile
Friendship was the… Continue
Added by Daeoin Arlson on August 13, 2008 at 9:12 —
Dear friends on LiveIreland,
I'm sorry i haven't been giving news lately and i'm so glad and chuffed that you still remember me... I hope you are all well and kicking ! Things are ok here in the south of the world, except for an economical crisis which forces us to work and work and work to make both ends meet. I began saving all 2000 pesos pounds and all 500 pesos coins months and months ago and i'm happy to say i'll cross the pond to UK and Ireland in october next to hear my… Continue
Added by Evolaine on August 8, 2008 at 14:17 —
It is lightyears away from being done, I just like it enough so far to have posted it for everyone to see. It's out of order, and not really a 'song' yet, but I think it's coming along...
Added by Shawn McCoy on August 6, 2008 at 18:24 —
I was looking this over and realized that I hadn't been here for quite a while. The poem below was something that I had written to Tammy the first year we were dating. However, we are divorced now. To all my friends here that helped me through the tough times, I thank you.
While we are no longer husband and wife, for the most part, the poem still stands true. We are still best friends and doing whatever we can to make life good for our son.
I hope you enjoy it and it makes… Continue
Added by Daeoin Arlson on July 25, 2008 at 1:00 —
wow, well i know i havent been here for awhile, life seems to get in the way of the simple pleasures i allow myself. i do plan on frequenting here again much in the months to come. hope everyone is well and enjoying summer!
Added by Ian Brandt on July 24, 2008 at 0:21 —
So I'm done with finals, I'm done with transferring schools (I think), and I'm taking a break from work. Whew! How are all of my friends doing, huh? I missed you folks!
Added by Ronnie on July 22, 2008 at 23:27 —
I completed my second Squidoo lens today (Tuesday), a lens for Dervish
, an Irish traditional music group. I now have a total of 34 lenses on Celtic Music covering 24 artists and groups, two radio stations and eight video showcases.
Lots of lens-building today and I'm running low on things to say, so I'll just ask that you visit my Danú
and Dervish lenses, leave some… Continue
Added by MobyD on July 17, 2008 at 6:31 —
Several days ago I added Danú to a list of Celtic music groups I wanted to do a Squidoo lens for, and this morning (which is early afternoon Irish time, btw) I set about to get it done. I had it about 75% complete when it was time to take a break and listen to and watch Louise Molony's show on LI. As she often does, she announces she'll be featuring information about an artist or group. Her choice this week: Danú!
I swear, you can't make this stuff up! As she was giving her… Continue
Added by MobyD on July 16, 2008 at 23:29 —
The existence of soulmates are real. And the emotions and spiritual experiences very intense and deeply like no other.
But, not always even when we find our soulmate we stay with him/her.
So, when we find our soulmate but we cant stay with him/her, the only thing you can do is to feel the pain. Feeling it and living it in all is context. You have to feel it, because to feel it is the only way to let go the pain and in this way learn to… Continue
Added by Sónia on July 16, 2008 at 14:00 —
During Klara's Monday evening broadcast this week, a message from Daithi said he was testing transmissions from Newgrange. I'd heard the name, but didn't know anything about it, so I looked it up on Wikipedia. It's a restored Neolithic passage tomb that's 5,000 years old, with the passage aligned to admit the sun down a long passage into the interior on the morning of the Winter Solstice.
One of the Wikipedia links was to a video about the 2007… Continue
Added by MobyD on July 15, 2008 at 2:14 —
European Union consists of many different people and cultures. A mixture of all those cultures give us the "Perfect European"... So, how does the perfect european may be???
Well, he may be......
Cooking like....................... a Brit
Driving like ......................... the French
Available as ........................ a Belgian
Talkative as .......................... a Finn
Technical as.......................... a… Continue
Added by Dimitris K. on July 7, 2008 at 23:10 —
Added by jean (john) on July 4, 2008 at 22:37 —