practicing for ireland

26 03 2009

getting in the mood by chasing down the music, i spent tonight w/jenn @ kitty hoynes with seven nations. those of y’all who’ve been around a while might remember when we used to chase them from celtic festival to celtic festival all over virginia & maryland. there were no kilts and combat boots this time, just jeans & converse, & we saw the pipes but couldn’t stay out for the third set where they might have played them, it being a school night, but their fiddler was incredible, and they’re just as good musically as ever, plus small clubs make them easier to get at than big festivals–here we’ve grabbed lead singer kirk for a hug and a photo:

From spring09

going to bed now–long drive to DC in the early morning to meet up with the family for epilepsy walk weekend (& thanks again to everyone who contributed to that–it means an awful lot to christalle and brek & so, by proxy, me). but i’ll sleep well; my knees are tired from jumping about by the stage, my ears have that blanked-out close-to-the-speakers fuzz, and there are fiddles rattling around inside my head (victor played the pennywhistle parts on that fiddle, not just the pipe-parts, and the effect even on songs i knew the parts for was seamless!). once again:

old soundtracks, new stories. tonight, anyway, it’s working for me.

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10 responses

27 03 2009
vmurther

You look good! Very alive.

27 03 2009
tyra

thank you. look, you’re alive! i think my earth just shook a little. i think that’s kinda a good thing, though. 😀
does the email address i have for you still work? i’ve been wondering about you lately.

27 03 2009
tyra

thank you. look, you’re alive! i think my earth just shook a little. i think that’s kinda a good thing, though. 😀
does the email address i have for you still work? i’ve been wondering about you lately.

27 03 2009
vmurther

You look good! Very alive.

31 03 2009
appalachienne

shame on you for not telling me about musical happenings! oh, and your blog looks pretty 🙂

1 04 2009
tyra

sorry!! i was at work all day while i thought matt was scrambling for a babysitter, & i got as far as thinking “annabel can’t help–she’s got her own babies!” & then i came home, shoved soup in my face, called jenn, & ran out the door.
i am ashamed. ASHAMED. you could have conscripted your parents, or bribed somebody, or something… i am a bad, bad, BAD next-door neighbor.
(and thank you. and we need to catch up in gossip-land, CLEARLY. and i’ll be home late-afternoon today–wanna sit down for a chat and a cuppa?)

1 04 2009
appalachienne

YES!!

1 04 2009
appalachienne

YES!!

1 04 2009
tyra

sorry!! i was at work all day while i thought matt was scrambling for a babysitter, & i got as far as thinking “annabel can’t help–she’s got her own babies!” & then i came home, shoved soup in my face, called jenn, & ran out the door.
i am ashamed. ASHAMED. you could have conscripted your parents, or bribed somebody, or something… i am a bad, bad, BAD next-door neighbor.
(and thank you. and we need to catch up in gossip-land, CLEARLY. and i’ll be home late-afternoon today–wanna sit down for a chat and a cuppa?)

31 03 2009
appalachienne

shame on you for not telling me about musical happenings! oh, and your blog looks pretty 🙂

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