Irminsul wrote:irish anthony wrote:ah all this talk of late night sessions and singing circles make me pine for the old country...im sure we could sort out a good old shin dig or "whouley' as we call em with irminsul playin the squeez box, guitaranatomy on the mandolin and myself belting out the old ballads while everone else in the room sings the chours all while trying to drown ourselves in guinness...it a long long way from clare too here..great craic altogether.
Brings backthe memories.
Anthony I always thought I was a music junkie...but those Irish put me the hell to shame. They'd play for seven hours and just be warming up.....
yes irminsul thats what comes with thousands of years of sitting in bars or houses hiding from the rain with little to do and nothing in the way of entertainment,we have a very strong sence of "do it yourself" in ireland and thats what we do,i think it all part of the "island" mentality if we dont do it who will type of thing,think about it...surrounded on all sides by water,bad food,worse weather its a case of "sing all our cares away" or just go crazy.