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
True confession time: when my son was small, we were a Barney, yes the big purple dinosaur, kind of household for a time. As the amazingly agile and light-footed dinosaur would sing and dance his way through thirty minutes of Barney-world scenarios, things seemed lighter, happier, not so serious.
As an admitted music junkie and an amazingly avid dance fan (for someone who can’t dance 🙂 ), I think Barney’s on to something. I feel the same way when I watch The Muppet Movie and see everyone singing and dancing through the town, “Life’s a Happy Song.” Before I know it, I’m singing along and bopping my head like nobody’s business. I watch “Riverdance” and “Lord of the Dance” and related hard-shoe fantasticness and any sense of doom and gloom I might have felt prior lifts right away.
So to begin your weekend off right, and to put a spring in your step and a song in your heart….here’s your jumpstart. Slainte, Lisa
P.S. If you start singing Barney or Kermit songs today, hold your head high and sing loud! 😉
Most people have seen or heard about “Riverdance” and the phenomenom of Irish dancing and music shows that have sprung up since. Evidently, it has even spread far south to the penguin population. Here’s a bit of a laugh to start off your Monday. Enjoy! Lisa