Ireland #5

I feel in the mood for music tonight and realise how much I miss going to live gigs. I would have said that I don’t go to very many but I realise now how much they actually mean to me and how much I look forward to them. They are something that I will never, ever take for granted again once Covid is behind us.

It’s hard to beat an Irish gig, especially if it’s held in a pub or small intimate setting.

The song that has been playing on my mind today is one from Christy Moore, one of Ireland’s best known singers. It’s a fun song really and relates to the town of Lisdoonvarna, which is known for its match-making festival and spas.

Lisdoonvarna is in Co. Clare, my father’s native county, and he talked a lot about how he spent holidays there with an aunt of his when he was in his early teenage years. They used to stay in a hotel and he was thrilled to be her companion on those trips.

I hope this gets your toes tapping and lightens your heart:

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

17 thoughts on “Ireland #5”

  1. Love it! I’m also really missing live music. It was such a huge part of my life, and it’s been a tough year without it. I’m hopeful things will change soon, but in the meantime, at least there’s YouTube!

  2. Very catchy tune ..Reminds me of rapping which is very popular over here in the states. .It’s melody and words will stick in my head too.. Thank You for posting…

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