a.k.a Green Week!
Too busy singing Irish ditties to do anything else...
Here in Montreal, the Irish festivities begin the night the Parade Queen and her court are chosen. This year, that was February 5th. The celebrations will continue right up until the United Irish Societies Banquet on April 2nd.
I have the honour to be a part of it and today I especially enjoyed doing a concert for the long-term patients at the Richardson Hospital. I loved their enthusiasm and was so impressed by their participation. The old Irish songs brought back many memories for them - even those who weren't of Irish descent. Some shared a story or two and one sweet lady walked up to the performance area to hand me a box of her treasured "Smarties"! Moments like these make it all worthwhile.
I love this time of year but by the end of the Irish season, I'll be ready for a vacation, lol! (anyone handing out a trip to Ireland??)
I do look forward to when I'll have a moment to think and hopefully, write!
May the luck of the Irish be with you this week!
PS: Here's a link that might be of interest: www.historypin.com
PSS: My song "Across the Sea", inspired by my love of the Irish people and the Emeral Isle, has been very well received. I think I may step into the studio with a few musicans to record it....