The Prodigals show at the Grog Shop was a fantastic night. The boys sounded better than ever, mixing old favorites and new songs from the Momentum album. Gregory even climbed up on the bar to play (and gave me a coupla kicks in the back, for fun). I don’t know what it is, but he always insists on giving me Jamisons – it’s a rough life.
great to see lisa n and kathie l there, adam and declan, cathy and bob. declan sure has done a great job with parnell’s – expanding it and keeping it a definite hot spot for great fun.
Looking forward to the Prodigals next show in Cleveland, it never fails to be a pulse raising, laughter filled night.
Books show me places, people, things, ideas that I could never have imagined without them. How else would I know of the America, or the Ireland, of long ago? Know of my ancestors, what they struggled with, and how I became what I am, thru them and what they became, thru living?
Well, after almost two years and dozens of interviews, meetings, meals and edits, the book is finally completed. Festival Legends: Songs & Stories is in the printing stage now, and will be out in the next few weeks. The book started out as one, but has now expanded to three books. The second, Festival Legends: Trads & Ceilis is under way and features such wonderful performers as Mick Moloney, Cherish the Ladies, Liz Carroll and more. That will be followed by book three in the series, Festival Legends: The Balladeers, which includes Paddy Reilly, Dermot Henry, Foster & Allen and many more.
I would love to hear your thoughts on who else should be included and why.
Thanks for reading me ol’ blog.
Read all About Festival Legends, Songs and Stories, by John O’Brien, Jr., Assistant Director of Cleveland’s Irish Cultural Festival.