A couple days ago I held a house concert at Parks Whistles headquarters. Clearing the living and dining rooms of bulky furniture gave plenty of space and good acoustics for an afternoon workshop on West Kerry tunes and an evening concert by Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, well known button accordion player from Boys of the Lough and Beginish.
Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich working his magic.
Another generation takes up the bow.
Brendan and myself having a few tunes with coffee the following morning. What a pleasure to have so much music in the house for two days. If you are not familiar with Brendan and his music, that's easy to fix. There are several YouTube clips of him playing in various venues around the world, and his latest CD will give you a taste of the music he performed during the evening concert. (Available from http://www.brendanbegley.com/)
So now those who are waiting for me to ship their whistles know what has been holding me up. My apologies. It's back to the shop today!