The other evening at the BRIMS social at our house, Joe Basconi (a fine young fiddle player who is in town working on an advanced engineering degree) suggested we play Christy Barry’s set. That rekindled memories of BRIMS’ trip to Ireland in 2004 where we were fortunate enough to have Mr. Barry as our instructor in a wonderful pub in Lisdoonvarna, called the Roadside Tavern. As it turns out, our first night in Doolin we’ll be going to a session with him… ah, I can almost hear his penny whistle and taste the Guinness now! Anyway, being the nostalgic guy that I am (no comments from the peanut gallery), I dug up the recording from 2004 and thought it would be the perfect segue way as we head to Ireland. I think I’ll learn it tonight so I can teach it to folks during our layover in JFK.
Next posts will be from Ireland … so stay tuned! 😉