Bit Devine's Blog – October 2014 Archive (4)

Patsaí Dan Mac Ruaidhrí

Added by Bit Devine on October 23, 2014 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Exploring the Music of Ireland's Islands - Achill

This is from a series of programmes released in 2009.

This programme is about Achill Island where music was an integral part of island life. "You get serious goosebumps as you march into into the Church if your band is going well," Piper Conal Mc Namara states, as he describes playing with an Achill pipe band on St Patrick's day.

Added by Bit Devine on October 23, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Exploring the Music of Ireland's Islands - Tory

In keeping with the Tory Island theme ...

This is a video on the Musical culture of Tory.  It's part of a series of programmes released in 2009 exploring the rich musical culture of Ireland's islands.

Added by Bit Devine on October 23, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

A Thatchie of My Own

At the end of next month, I will celebrate 18 years as an employee of the City of Tucson. I spent nine years on Patrol with the Police department and now work in clerical for the Fire Department.

I just spent time in the retirement office, looking at retirement payouts and end dates. I have Five years, two and a half months and 15 days.

I will retire at 56...and then it is off to Ireland six months out of the year...and a thatchie of my own, hopefully…

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Added by Bit Devine on October 16, 2014 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

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