Technical Difficulties, or the 1963 Post

I had a great post ready this morning…a video of 1963 Ireland, complete with a wonderfully understated step dancer, an adept fiddler, and a very well-dressed early 60’s crowd. But alas, technical difficulties beset the best of my intentions, and no such post appeared. So, rather like a silent movie, I will insert a still shot and let your imagination provide the rest. Or, for if your imagination is on temporary vacation, you can click on this link, and see if you can bring the actual video to life on your computer. Slainte, Lisa


Just like now, faster is not always better.  The precision and accuracy of the player and dancer takes great talent.  Love it!  No technical difficulties on their part.

Pure Fun for Your Ears

I double dare you to watch this whole video and not smile.  And tap your feet, or hands, or maybe even get up and start jigging at the computer.  🙂  Brilliant and creative use of rhythm by the Kilfenora Ceili Band and Michael Donnellan.  By the time the dancing started I was laughing out loud at the wonderfulness of it all.  Have an inspired and creative weekend.  Slainte, Lisa

Lisa Top 5 St Patrick’s Day Countdown…Number 3

Narrowing down my top 3 favorite Irish bands/singers has been a daunting task, but an enjoyable one, as I get to listen to lots of great tunes while deciding.  🙂  Number three has got to be The Chieftains…when I listen to them, I feel like I’m right there in Ireland, sitting by the fire in a pub, with great craic all about.  Here’s a clip of The Chieftains performing in 1991 with the pre-Riverdance Jean Butler.  Enjoy the hornpipe and the dancing.  Slainte, Lisa