Bit Devine's Blog – April 2013 Archive (7)

Féile na Neantóg - Beltaine ~ May Day

A Blessed Nettlemas to all our members here.

Nettlemas, the name the Irish gave to the eve prior to Féile na Neantóg or May 1. On Nettlemas night, boys walked in the streets stinging one another with nettles. We can for go that custom, I am thinking. Instead, shall we toast to the start of a new season, the half…

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Added by Bit Devine on April 30, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Generation Emigration ~ The Irish Times

I wanted to share with you this well written article written by Seán Carlson, an author based out of New York City. The article is part of The Irish Times' "Generation Emigrant"

One pebble creates a ripple.... Stories such as this place emphasis on how far those ripples reach:…



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Added by Bit Devine on April 26, 2013 at 1:08am — No Comments

Arizona International Film Festival - Irish Shorts

The Arizona International Film Festival is nearing its end for 2013. Tonight, attendees will be given a glimpse into Irish film with 7 Irish Shorts on offer including the Sundance Film Festival award Winner "Irish Folk Furniture" by Tony Donoghue.. Should be Mad craic tonight... The Shorts run the gamut from animation to sci-fi and docudrama:

Barry's Bespoke…

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Added by Bit Devine on April 25, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments

'Larry Kirwan’s Celtic Invasion’: The Big Boys Come Out to Rock

I have long been a fan of Larry Kirwan and his radio show, Celtic Crush. For those who might not have had a chance to listen, Celtic Crush features artists of the eight Celtic nations. Their musical background spans many genres and generations. Having all of that to work off, I was honored to be asked to review the…

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Added by Bit Devine on April 25, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Dusting Off The Travel Memories - Part III

Happy Trails, Doolin to Victorville

By Catherine Lilbit Devine © August 18, 2006

On the West Coast of Ireland, in the picture perfect village of Doolin, there is a Bodhran player with a passion for something other than his music. Though the passion for his traditional Bodhran playing is plainly evident, it is his passion for one of America's iconic Cowboys that brought Lester, Chris, Casey & I together at McGann's Pub on a rainy Saturday July evening.

"Are ya real…

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Added by Bit Devine on April 8, 2013 at 11:12am — 1 Comment

I Am Na hÉireann Agus Meicsiceo, Chomh Maith Le

Growing up Mexican and Irish, as well as Sicilian had its moments of light and shade. All three are a family-based culture so there was a great emphasis placed on family, loyalty, culture and history. Growing up in the Desert Southwest within a 45 minute drive of the Mexican border also brought about an acute awareness.

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Added by Bit Devine on April 1, 2013 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

World Irish Dance Championship 2013 - Boston

Hammerstep at the Opening Ceremonies of Oireachtas Rince an Cruinne 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az2Nls-eN0A&sns=em

Added by Bit Devine on April 1, 2013 at 11:37am — No Comments

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