Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I never learned the exact words to “The Wearing of the Green,” but I know the tune. Here’s the song, with lyrics, and the melody on the bagpipes.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!




Music that Makes Me Smile

I love all kinds of music, and it makes me happy. It depends on what catches my ear on any given day. Today I played U2’s Rattle and Hum.

Ken Hedgecock of Classical Music Discoveries always says that classical musicians have to know every genre, depending on what’s scheduled for a concert that afternoon or night.

Among my many favorites is Marc Gunn of The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast and Pub Songs Podcast. He’s a great singer, and you can tell he loves what he’s doing. He brings a lot of other Celtic bands together. The fact that he loves life, and is a devoted husband and new father makes me smile. All the best to him.


Participating in PostADay2011!

It’s soon to be a new year, and I’m going to make it the best one I can. Motto:  Get things done.

One of my goals for 2011 is to blog each day, so with the new WordPress effort, PostADay, I’ll get in the practice of writing every day, while working through WordPress tutorials.

The themes for these entries will include information on classical music, where appropriate.