Our journey with these diddly notes
Somehow I found myself cruising thesession this evening and just wanted to say hello. I was a moderately active contributor here a while back now; in fact I was around when Jeremy first created this site, and I definitely remember Jeremy’s site before it become the mustard yellow incarnation it is today (although Jeremy will deny it, the “old” site was leprechaun green). I remember Will, Zina, Glouber, Kerri (who I had a crush on – there I said it!), Jack Gilder and many others. Some seem to be still active, but others not so much.
As for myself, I’ve been away from Irish music in general for a long while, for a lot of reasons I guess. But I have been playing again lately, in part because my dad passed away recently and the music is something familiar and comforting. My father was not especially into irish music; it’s not that he was against it, but it wasn’t his thing. Nevertheless, I did play a slow air – Cape Clear – at his funeral and I think he would have appreciated it. Rest in peace, Dad. You had a good run of it. I miss you very much.
I don’t see myself becoming active here again; time is precious in life and the less time I can spend in front of a computer screen the better. We’ll see. But this is definitely a great site and it holds a fond and indelible place in my journey with these diddly notes. My sincere thanks to Jeremy for all he has done. All the best to everyone here and with your journey with the music. And Kerri if you’re out there somewhere, maybe we can have some tunes together sometime?