The Return to Kerry

Paddy & Dave
Jackie with Emma

It’s Monday and I can’t wait to play at Flannagan’s in Brosna. I pull into the farm in Castleisland and meet Jackie and Annie. Don’t the have two new grandchildren since last year Mary has a boy (that makes 3) and Margaret has a girl (that also makes 3). The girl is Emma. Jackie and I get right to it playing the old tunes and the new ones. “I haven’t played that reel since I last saw You” says Jackie.

I drive Jackie’s Volkswagon Golf to Brosna and Terrance will drive it home. We had a roaring night of music with all the old friends; Dave Dooley on whistle, Terrance McQuinn on banjo Myself on fiddle, banjo and vocals, Paddy from Scotland on mandolin and vocals and Jackie O’Connor on box. And most people in the bar sang a song for us. An altogether great night!

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