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A day for greening

green 1It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and we all know the level of crazy this can mean about town, and frankly, the whole world.  I was up before dawn to accompany my young dancer to a ‘Kegs and Eggs’ event at one local Irish establishment where she and some fellow McGing Irish Dancers stomped their steps in front of a packed house as well as the local news crew.  Then it was off to the school day for her and a couple hours in the studio for me.  She heads back out to dance the bar circuit later today and I will join my musical friends for a couple of gigs ourselves.  It’s High Holy Season for Irish musicians.  And we love it!

Before I head out and get lost in the tunes and the mayhem, I figured I would engage in a little paint play, exploring the many facets of the lovely color of the season.

green 2It’s a greening time of year, so the green theme is appropriate I suppose.  Traditionally though, I have heard that St. Patrick actually wore the color blue…..

st-patrick-icon-magnet-643x800I am grateful for this day, the one day when Irish music is sought after by the unwashed masses, and we get to play, play, play the day away.  It’s really a gift.  If you are local, a few of us are playing at the Brazenhead Pub in Mason, Ohio between 4-5.

Photo by my friend Rick BoyceAfter that gig, we will meet up with a few others at a favorite venue of ours, The B-List bar in Bellevue, Ky.

1911623_10203327241004046_1941510764_nDo stop in and give us a wave hello as we do our thing.  This crazy thing called Irish music.  Here’s a taste: