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:
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Indeed, not only were my toes tapping, but I was singing along with the chorus!
I couldn’t get the video!
If you want to hear the song go to Christy Moore ‘Lisdoonvarna’ on You Tube. It’s worth it.
Thanks, my friend!
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!
YouTube certainly is a great asset. Hopefully live gigs will come back safely soonish.
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…
Yes, we have rappers here too.
So glad you enjoyed it.
Dancing round in my head it’s great isn’t it .
Here is some more for you, small is key.
Ah thanks, Willow
A pleasure 💜🙂
That clip isn’t available to me but it must be the same one I included in a blog eight years ago https://backontherock.com/2013/04/17/ten-great-irish-places-6-10/
Yep, along the same lines alright.