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My tradition when I stay with Rob & Mary is to attend mass with them on Sunday morning at 10 (set the alarm Jay!). The church is called “St. Oliver Plunkett” and mass is over in 35 minutes flat! Let’s try that in Edmonton. Dinner is gorgeous lamb and potatoes with all the veg and [...]
I start the day in Renmore with Rob. We check out a potential rental property for him then hit a bike shop to get a chain and a rear cassette.Fun for me to do bike mechanics in Eire. I follow George Grasso to his 2 gigs – first at 5:30 (half five as they say) [...]
I all in to Tig Coili where you are guaranteed great trad music every day. The leaders are George Grasso guitar, and Connor McCarthy box.
It is Friday Oct 20, 2017 and I bid adieu to Co. Sligo and Jay Kerins. I arrive at the home of Seamie & Teresa and receive an exuberant welcome from Paco & Zappy the pups. Great to catch up and Seamie is flat out with his deaconite in Elphin. Then onto Paula Kelly. Always [...]
I’ve spent 8 days in Co. Sligo which is a first for me. Thanks largely to the other Jay, Jay Kerins, from Ballinacarrow. One highlight was being in the home of Willie Coleman who composed the famous jig “Willie Coleman’s”. (It’s the 2nd jig in our Cherish the Ladies set Tim.) We had a lovely [...]
Georgia and I had a great 3 days at the Fort for “Dominion Day”. The parade was especially fun. Weather was also perfect!
Where Jay is Playing; July 29 & 30, 2017 Georgia & I will be performing on 1885 from noon to 3:00pm for Culture Days
I decide to do the 2 sessions in Coili’s tonight. The first is with Ger Clancy (fiddle) and Mary Shannon (banjo). The second is with Johnny O’Halloran (box) Liz (fiddle & concertina) and Kevin Whelan (banjo). Rob, Mary, Daniel, Aisling and Miriam call in to watch. Great fun! It’s the bittersweet time for a traveller: [...]
We awake in Renmore and after a good lie-in we head to Dunnes Stores to get the tea, cheese and Taytos for the Canadians back home. We get lost both going to the shop and returning. I’ awful at finding/ following directions and Galway is certainly not “on the grid”. Oh well, chalk it up [...]
John Culliney has invited us for one of his famous dinners. I eat what seems like a whole chicken and a bag of spuds. Super yum! We play some sets of John’s favourites: The Shaskeen in C/ The Girl Who broke my Heart, The Hole in the Hedge (head)/ Seamus Cooley’s/ The Kerfunken. Hugs and [...]