Bit Devine's Blog Posts Tagged 'Ireland' (11)

Hawkins' 'Own Native Land' a Merry Journey of Stories, Songs

Invite a seanchaí into your home . . . you will be glad that you did. With Jim Hawkins new CD, My Own Native Land: Stories and Songs of Ireland, that has never been easier. Hawkins’ debut album will carry you across the miles, over the waters and back in time.

When a colleague suggested that I review “My Own…

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Added by Bit Devine on March 21, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Byways & Backroads of Eire: A New Decade Begins

Lovely Loophead ~ ©2011 C.E. Devine

Ten years! My how the time has flown, it seems like that was just a few months ago.

It all started quite unexpectedly. In autumn of 2005, I was approached by friends who…

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Added by Bit Devine on May 29, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

His-Story of Irish Music - A Review of Larry Kirwan’s Latest Book

I was asked to write a review on the latest offering by Larry Kirwan, "A History of Irish Music."  As a scholar of Celtic music, I looked forward to reading his take on Irish music.  I will say that what I expected to read and what I read, whilst they meshed on some…

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Added by Bit Devine on May 22, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Meet the Faces of IrishFireside.com

If you haven't had the chance to get to know New Wild Geese members Corey & Liam, drop on over and say hello!

Liam Hughes is a Jewelry designer who…

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Added by Bit Devine on August 28, 2014 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

April 20-26, 2014: Cowboy Poetry Week - Hats Off to Irish Cowboys

April 20-26, 2014 is Cowboy Poetry Week. I thought I would share one of my own poems, written in 2007, a tribute to te Irish cowboy.





Right: Jeff Streeby, Cowboy Poet, in the dining room of Man of Aran Cottage, Inis Mor (©2005 C.E.Devine ~ Rincon Creek…

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Added by Bit Devine on April 25, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Cruel Times for Ireland's Many Abandoned Horses

In this, the Year of the Horse, I am becoming more and more disheartened by the news stories and social media postings of various Animal rescues of Ireland with whom I am associated. There seems to be an epidemic of sorts. Horses left to starve in fields, locked in barns without food or water, left to the elements of these…

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Added by Bit Devine on January 24, 2014 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

Sister Cities Programs Can Change Live & Save Them

 

The Sister Cities Program - 500 US Cities - 1900 connections worldwide - 140 Countries

A sister city organization is a volunteer group of ordinary citizens who, with the support of their local elected officials, form long-term relationships with people and organizations in a city abroad. Each sister city organization is independent and pursues the…

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Added by Bit Devine on October 21, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments

No Passport Needed -- 'Ireland: In Word and Image'

Ireland: In Word and Image

By Jay Ben Adlersberg

Welcome Books, 272 Pages

On Sale Via Amazon.com October 22, 2013

Pre-Order Price: $42.70 (List Price $60.00)

A Review by Catherine Lilbit Devine

There is…

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Added by Bit Devine on October 18, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Fragments of Time

After watching the video of Genetic ghosts, I kept recalling one of my poems, written in preparation for our first performance tour in Ireland back in 2005. I set to understanding the feelings I awakened during my visit the first year in the only way I knew best, rhythm and rhyme.…

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Added by Bit Devine on July 18, 2013 at 5:34pm — 2 Comments

Dusting Off the Travel Memories - Part 2

Ireland to Texas, the Circle is Complete

In the most unlikely places, connections can be found linking two cultures, two worlds and two vastly different centuries. Such was the case in a small, village in County Laois, Ireland.

At the edge of Ballybritas, on the back road to Vicarstown, sits the dairy farm of Michael and Brigid Dempsey. It is a quiet, unassuming…

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Added by Bit Devine on March 26, 2013 at 2:00am — 4 Comments

Dusting Off The Travel Memories

In a way of introducing myself, I thought I might share some of my "Trail Tales" from previous journeys home...

I think we shall start with this one:



Sing Us a Song, Cowboy!

By Catherine Lilbit Devine © August 18, 2006

Whispers of the West has made our second journey to the Emerald Isle to perform our Music and…

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Added by Bit Devine on March 22, 2013 at 10:44am — 1 Comment

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