Monday, November 29, 2010

For the love of the music.....

The essence of traditional Irish music is the house session. This is how it all began.
Folks would gather in the kitchen and play tunes, tell stories and jokes, sing songs, and even dance if there was room enough.

Hubsters and I had a house session over the weekend and were delighted we had so many friends, old and new, come and share their talent and friendship with us.
We had quite the variety of players, I'm excited to say. Three fiddles, two banjo's, bouzouki, mandolin, bodhran, whistle, flute, two concertina's, and one jazzy clarinet player!

The craic was grand as was the music. Bad jokes and stories, great songs, and a warm bond was shared on this evening. This is what the music is all about.

With such grand craic on Saturday night and the glass being passed over my lips time and time again, Sunday was spent quietly trying to crochet, reflecting in my journal, and just some much needed down time.

All in all, it was a wonderful weekend. Hope yours was the same.


  1. Not even close. Just neighbors in for dinner, which was all the excitement I could stand. Elderly neighbors at that.

  2. That sounds like a perfect weekend. We also had a very good one, although a bit more quiet.

  3. Sounds delightful! I'm glad you had such a great time. I'm sure your guests went home humming a tune or two.

  4. Looks like you had a great time at your house session. I wish we could hear the music too! Love your new header.