From Ireland with Love 

May 20

I should have landed in Shannon airport this morning and been happily playing in a pub in Ennis, County Clare.  In 2013, along with Jeanean Songco-Martin, painters and her family,  we had a 6:00 am arrival and by 11:00 am I was in a session that was part of the  Fleadh Nua. I was looking forward to it!  This Friday night would have been the start of a week-long class of Irish music on hammered dulcimer.

But- then the pandemic hit.  Now our week of tunes and countryside will be a weekend taught via Zoom from home.

Since we moved online, 8 more dulcimists have joined us.  We will be a merry band working on Irish tunes from California to Belgium - across 9 time zones! There's still room if you want to participate in the Irish Music on Hammered Dulcimer Weekend May 23-24.

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