Jackie, Terrance & I regularly have a spot on the festival program. This year it was Sunday night at the hotel. I got one session in before at Hickey’s with a lot of the locals: loads of slides and polkas. Reels as well. Also saw Anne Cahill for a visit. She told me she turned 90 in March! Most of her 21 grandchildren were down for the party.
My own session started slow enough as people were at the concert to see Frankie Gavin and De Dannan amongst many others. But our room soon filled up and we had the most amazing night of music. Jackie & I shut her down at 3:00 am. We had many enthusiastic listeners and a few participants. Four Strong Winds went “down a bomb!”