Week 3 Covid- Staycation

April, 2020

Three weeks into my Staycation,  I've finally registered my most recent recording, Celtic Shores, with the Copyright Office and written and posted extended liner notes for it (which were promised last September).  And now the big project of this month- creating this new website.  I knew my old site, which was beautifully put together by Christine Brennan and later expertly maintained by Roberta McClimens, desperately needed an overhaul.  I no longer offer the Sligo Creek Hedge School, my children's Irish music & culture summer camps of 19 years. I haven't performed with King David's Harp, my old Jewish band, or Ceoltoiri, my Irish trio that recorded with Maggie's Music, since the last century! (Although I still have several records on the Maggie's Music label.)

Up until 3 weeks ago, my heart and soul were in my therapeutic music work at Georgetown and Walter Reed hospitals.  I miss it terribly, but I am fortunate to know my work will still be there whenever the hospitals open up again to non-essential workers.  It will, no doubt, be months. In the meantime I am enjoying the gift of time - time for my home, garden and family, for creativity, for fun, and to get through the long list of work To-Dos.  If this goes on long enough, I might even write another music book or two!

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