What are you doing for St Patrick’s Day this year - if anything?
Ok, in the UK it’s only 3 hours away, and already there has been Edinburgh’s Festival of Ireland going on since last night, with concerts, sessions and the like going on: see http://www.edinburghsfestivalofireland.org/page3.html
I would have gone to one of this afternoon’s sessions but we had snow here - and it was Six Nations super Saturday, so the sofa and TV won (and Scotland drew!)
On Tuesday coming, will be playing at Cafe Ceilidh in Edinburgh’s Scottish Storytelling Centre, from 2pm -4pm. The whole afternoon is on the theme of St Patrick’s Day, so there will be tunes and songs from Ireland featured. The musicians are playing an arrangement of Si Beag Si Mor, John Sheahan’s Marino Casino, and a couple of mazurkas popular in Irish sessions. I hope to play Brian Boru’s March (“with a little help from my friends”) and we’ll maybe “Steal Away” at the end.
Looking forward also to seeing the Paddy Callaghan trio at Edinburgh Folk Club on Weds 20th.