When we moved to Dublin at the end of September we made a promise to ourselves that we’d do as many local things as possible during our two-year stay. That vow has led to my love of Irish rugby, Alan taking a fiddle class every Wednesday night, getting a membership to the Irish Whiskey Society, and now, attending a performance as part of the annual Trad Fest. When I first saw the posters advertising the event pop up across town at the beginning of January I was really excited because as cheesy as it may sound coming from Americans, we *love* trad music. One of my favorite things to do when we don’t have anything on the schedule is to head down to Temple Bar and keep our ears peeled for the sound of fiddles and accordions. Between that and Alan’s burgeoning hobby, there was no question what type of act I would book tickets for. It was just a matter of lining up our schedule with the available acts and voila … tickets to see Séamus Begley & Oisín MacDiarmada!
In addition to some world class music (a lot of which we couldn’t quite understand since it was in Irish and we have no grasp of that language … yet), Seamus is a hilarious story teller. I can’t wait to break out a few of his jokes, although to be fair, I’m absolutely positive I won’t be able to do them justice (I’m kind of a terrible joke teller).