Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Morning after the Night Before

Farewell to Irelan...


Mom and Dad came home really late last night! (Mom here, it wasn't that late, about midnight, we've been out much later on St Patrick's night before!). Well, it seemed really late to me cause I was all alone ALL night! Then when they did come home, they didn't want to play with me or anything. They complained of being tired and wanting to go to bed. I heard Mom tell Dad "Why do we do this every year, its always a bunch of noisey drunks who aren't listening to us anyway?". But Dad said "But I had several people come up to me and say how much they enjoyed the music". This made mom be quiet, and she said "Well, there was the guy who asked me if we had a CD, that made me feel pretty good".

I'm not sure I understand, they worked so hard all week getting ready, were real excited when they left, but came home tired and not that happy. Then they got up really late this morning, feeling a little groggy, and STILL NOT WANTING TO PLAY WITH ME! But they were feeling better. I sat on Mom's lap a bit while she helped me blog, she liked that. She had a customer take a few pictures. But no recording, as the pub was WAY too noisey. But she has some archieve music, the one above is her and a guitar friend at the same pub last christmas.

This is a nice picture of the whole band. Dad is all the way to the left, then Mom, then their good friends Steve and Bruce. Last night they called themselves Greenstone, a name they picked years ago when they first started playing together, but don't use too often anymore. Dad originally hated it, cause he said "There are no green stones in Ireland!" But then they went back to Ireland, and guess what? Connemara Marble is GREEN! Mom bought a broach that she sometimes wears when the play, and teases Dad.

This is a nice picture of Dad, Mom and Steve. They've been great friends for about 10 years now, playing music together. Steve is a good fiddle player, and an excellent DADGAD (what is that?) guitar player. Mom tells me that is a type of Irish tuning for the guitar. The paper on the floor is their set list, and it has my smell on it! As does the box on the other side of Dad (the one with the knobs and things).

Here is another picture of all of them. I like this picture because you can really see Mom's feet move. She moves a lot when she plays, it is really fun to watch.

This picture shows Mom being bossy, which she tends to be, and directing the group. She also usually is the mouth peice. She says someone needs to do it!

12 comments:

Daisy said...

What a great evening! My Mommie said if she lived near you, she would have gone to that pub to watch the band play. Thanks for sharing some of the beautiful music, too. I liked it a lot!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yeah, mom's wif Daisy's mom. Dey wood haf come to hear yoor mom play. Insted dey went to da ujual place and ate corned beef and cabbage and had Guinness (yuk) and listened to some other band play fiddles and den came home way late and din't wanna play eethur.

DK & The Fluffies said...

It was really neat to see and hear your mommy!

Skeezix said...

Wow, that myoosik was reely vary byootiful. It made my tale twitch! The FL LOVES fiddul myoosik. But she isn't talentid, and can't play the fiddul herself.

Kimo & Sabi said...

We loved yer mom & dad's music! Sounds like it wasn't too crowded, eh? Mommakitty says our local pub, Finbar Devines, is crowded with a bunch of 20-something binge drinkers! Loud, noisy, curse, rude, body to body...etc. They passed on that pub fer the evening and went to a quieter spot. Mommakitty gets her blog music from:
http://sonific.com

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

Oh, that was wonderful music that we could listen to on your blog! Our Lady loves that type of music and she would have wanted our Dad to go with her to hear that music yesterday. Maybe you'll get some playtime tomorrow after everyone rests some more!

Purrrrs, China Cat & Willow

jeter harris said...

deer tara,
mi mom wuz smilin an smilin wile she wuz lissenin to yer mom an dad'z myoozic. she sed dat she wishez she coulda been dere! da pikshurz remind her uv dublin an da pubz she went to. dere were peepul sittin jus like yer mom an dad an steve an bruce. shee'z missin ireland rite now!
luv--yer grate frend--jh

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Thanks for sharing, Tara! Sometimes anticipation is greater than realization.

My mom and dad stayed home for St. Paddy's Day. Dad likes corned beef and cabbage for St. Paddy's Day, but mom doesn't care for that too much. She's usually the cook, but she left this meal up to Dad. He neglected to start soon enough--the corned beef takes a few hours--so Mom ended up helping him anyway, and they ate rather late (which is not all that unusual for them).

~J&B

Phoebe said...

What pretty music your mom plays. I really liked seeing all the pictures. I would have liked to be there visiting with all the people too.

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Oh how we love Irsih and Celtic music. Fantastic. Yes a CD would be great to have - any for sale?

We are sorry you were along a lot but sometimes the humans must play too. Purrs

Dragonheart said...

Your mom is very pretty and she looks like she's having lots of fun playing! Your mom is very talented too - her music sounds wonderful!

Forty Paws said...

The music is really pretty. We enjoyed listening to it! And we liked the pictures you posted too.

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