Saturday, July 21, 2007

Reeling? Get your Jig On at the Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival

My son and I spent the evening with some friends from out of town at the Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival ( I hadn't been paying much attention this year until I learned that Liz Carroll and John Doyle were playing this year. So since Son of Mando has been spending a lot of time at camp or away on vacation when he'd otherwise be hanging out with me, I thought it a good opportunity to catch up.

We met up with our friends talking with Liz, and got ourselves a seat at the Harp Stage. Within minutes we were transfixed by Liz'a extraordinary fiddle playing and John's energizing guitar. John did sing a couple of tunes as well, one a favorite of mine from a recent album. Add these musicians' sense of humor, and the whole set was a joy. Well, except that my arms were tired after watching Liz and John -- and I don't think it was the tetanus booster I got that morning!

So if you need something to lift your spirits and put a little jig back in your step, I highly recommend heading over to the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea this Saturday or Sunday to catch John and Liz, Eileen Ivers, Cherish the Ladies, the Prodigals, and many more.


At July 22, 2007 3:16 AM, Anonymous Fearless Heart said...

Did you go Lord of the Ring-a-ding-dinging?

Hmmn, let's see -what did ya miss? How about Liz Carroll, Eileen Ivers, Joanie Madden, Maura O'Connell ( and Cherish the Ladies)

On the same stage.

At July 22, 2007 7:40 AM, Blogger Mando Mama said...

Hey Fearless, I did indeed head to Blossom, sounds like I missed quite an all-girls jammish.

How was dinner?

I may head back over this afternoon depending on how the morning goes. LOTR symphony was great, and Shore a terrific conductor, but man, you think the books and the movies were long? lol


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