Well, at least I was close! I met this band, Lo Jai, back in the 80's in North Carolina....they play regional Limousine music (France, of course!). Their first album was more beautifully raw and very traditional...much the same sound as your music playing here. Check Lo Jai out on this weblink...they have newer albums and the sound has changed a bit, but the 'tradtional French' influence is still there; http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/music/artist/card/0,,459632,00.html
How are you? How was Florida? I had great time in Peru and Bolivia. I don't speak Quechua but I'm thinking about learning it. I Just know a few loose words. I learnt 2 words in aymara when visiting the uros islands :)
I'm not a fun of spicy food, I must confess that I haven't tried many peruvian dishes... I'm awful trying new things... I'm a 100 % argentinian food fan jaja...
i hope you can visit Peru soon, I'm sure you won't regret the trip and as they say... Those who visit Peru always come back... I did!
Be heartily welcome into the *just fiddling around* group..!
Feel free to upload some of your own audio material, if you feel comfortable with the idea of sharing..!
That would be nice to hear some more of Maritimes fiddling..!
one or two weeks enjoying the beach... I'm jealous. I must confess that I would like to see snow too. I have only once seen snowing... last years when it snowed in BA after 80 years.... and it didn't last 24 hs...
We are still melting here... I'll be on holidays in Peru for a week by the end of the year so I'll be a bit fresher :)
Thanks Sarah, I actually took some Chinese at the local University. I would take more, but they offer the course at 1pm which is right in the middle of my work day. I have a few friends here to help me when I have questions. One is from Beijing the other from Tienjing.
How are you? Buenos Aires has changed a lot, especially during the past 10 / 5 years. It's ten times noisier! but still has its charm, I think.
Sometimes I love this city, sometimes I would love to run away... :)
You should come back and see the changes for yourself :)
I went to Cordoba every summer when I was a child and came back a few times after that.
Here you can see some pict. of other parts of my country which I think are lovely.
Hi again Matthew, and thanks for the quick reply! It sounds great, and I do hope to make it back up "home" sometime to the Milwaukee Fest., and look up relatives and old friends while in the area. Yes, the Irish/Celtic workshops are always a treat! I've had the privilege of taking part in guitar workshops with John Doyle a couple of years back, and this year with Daithi Sproule. Great guys, both of them, and of course amazing musicians - with very contrasting styles. One of the things I love about Irish music is the opportunity to meet and talk with internationally-known artists, just like "regular folks"! I know of no other music genre where that's possible.
Please feel free to share and drop a few lines, if you wish!
Take care. -RL-
I like your Milwaukee Irish festival photos! I've heard very good things about the event from several people I've met who've been to it. Glad to know that me ol' hometown has something going like that. Austin has a pretty cool Celtic festival every year too - first weekend in November. This year was just awesome!
Have a good one! -RL-
Yes, we have been blessed with wonderful landscapes all around in this country.
When and where have you been? I hope you can visit this land again. I dream about coming back to Ireland every single day :)