Monday, July 30, 2007

Sessions from Miltown Malbay to the Dingle Peninsula

Ullian piper Con Durham joined us for some tunes at Dick Mack's Pub in Dingle one afternoon. His playing ranged from joyful hornpipes to solemn, haunting airs that captured our hearts. Listening to Con's pipes, one could feel the gathered emotions of generations past, calling from a place shrouded by the mists of time.

A session in Miltown Malbay during the Willie Clancy Week was never far away. On Zoë's birthday we played under the stars in the courtyard behind O'Loughlin's Pub. Thanks to the "Young Bohemians" that joined us there, sharing songs, tunes, and hilarious commentary. O'Loughlin's was where we enjoyed our first breakfast pints, as well as savouring that wonderful time when the pub door is locked, and you are welcomed to stay and enjoy the atmosphere.

Shrouded in the mists of time, or mesmerized by the foam rising on a pint? I can't tell...

-Phil Darrow

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