I been living in Hawaii now for 25 years ..originally from Chicago .. started playing drums at age 9 ..then learned some guitar at 15 ..became a professional drummer for many years ..but always composed songs on guitar. I am intrigued and touched by traditional Irish airs and wish to gain an understanding of them. I became an Irish citizen this year through my grandfather and plan to spend time there in 2018. I have only visited Ireland once with my relatives on the family farm in Kilworth , Cork and my niece in Dublin. I am humbled by the beauty and complexity of the music and hope to absorb and learn what I can. I am 67 years young and live in Punaluu, Oahu, Hawaii.