As there is only you made a forum entry, I had better do it as well, then there will be you and I.
I really enjoy all the music, but as a Banjo Playing, Mandolin picking, soon to be Bouzouki playing person, I prefer the music where the strings are prominent, Celtic and Bluegrass, but I do listen to all the other music, as I don't want to be narrow minded, so I don't.
I found your podcast a couple of weeks ago and really enjoy it. I have always enjoyed music from Ireland and the British Isles. I'm presently, researching my Irish paternal grt. grt. grt. grand parents that come to the U.S. as single individuals on different ships during the Great Potato Famine. I know Patrick came from County Cork from my father. But this has been a very illusive family to follow.There last was changed a couple of times.I had to hire a expert to find information on them. Money well spent. I found more information on the children than Patrick. They settled in Ulster Co., New York north of New York City. He is not in the 1850, 1860 or 1870 U.S. Census To make a long story short I think I found them In Hamilton Co., Ohio near Cincinati in the 1860 census index. He apparently died there and his wife Sarah moved the family back to Ulster Co., NY to be near family. The boys worked as boatmen on the Hudson River. Patrick and Sarah would be proud of their descendants.Could you explain a little about the Potato Famine from a Irish perspective to us Americans.
I was wondering if you play Raglan Road by Siglo Rags from their album The Whiskey Never Lies. I enjoy this arrangement better than the original musical score. I met a lady from Ireland that was working at Disney World in Orlando,Florida. I asked her about the song Raglan Road and she told me it was a song about a funeral. I was wondering if this was true and if so, could you explain it, so us Americans can understand the true meaning. It appears to be a love song.