Some weeks ago Patrick contacted me and told me that he wanted to go concert of Moya Brennan. She and Cormac De Barra would perform in Paradiso. And well, Paradiso is not that far away from where I live.
The name Brennan sounded familiar to me, but I could not place it. When Patrick mentioned names as Enya and Clannad my interest was wakened. He was convinced that I would love it. I think Patrick kinda knows what kind of music I like, so I trusted him
Patrick arrived last Sunday in the end of the afternoon. Always good to see my old pal again. I have been bragging about the spare ribs we have over here, so I to proof my claim I ordered yesterday spare ribs for us. And he had to admit that these spare ribs are pretty good.
Our plan was to go by train to Amsterdam, but when we checked the website of the railroad company, it turned out that they were working on the railroads and that we had to face delays while travelling with the train. So Patrick suggested to go by car. Normally you would not thinking of going by car to a city as Amsterdam. But Patrick told me about these special parking places outside the center of Amsterdam where you can parked you car 24 hours for € 8,00 and have free travelling by public transport into the city itself. Great stuff which might be handy for Marion and me when go to Amsterdam and are not sure we will catch the last train back to Heemskerk.
Moya Brennan, born Máire Ní Bhraonáin, also known as Máire Brennan (born 4 August 1952), is an Irish folk singer, songwriter, harpist, and philanthropist. She began performing professionally in 1970 when her family formed the band Clannad, and is now widely considered as the “First Lady of Celtic Music”.
Cormac de Barra is a harpist, singer and television presenter. They (and the others of the band of course) play some wonderful music where two harps have a very important role. The kind of music they play is Irish folk music, which I really like.
I hear often people claim that they love to listen to the France language. Well, I don’t. But then again, I just love to listen to people talking or singing in the Irish language. And even I cannot understand a single word of it, it just sounds wonderful. One just can hear how rich and full of history this language is.
While listening to the music, I wondered more than once where that bass guitar was hidden. By carefully watching I learned that a bass guitar can learn something of a harp. What a bass sound a harp can make.
Very nice where the explanations that were given about the songs, often told in way one had to laugh about it. I really liked that. Also you could the way they exchanged smiles, laughs and jokes that they were really having fun with what they were doing. Something that adds to the quality of the performance.
Afterwards there was the opportunity to have CD’s and such signed. Apart from that having a signed CD is nice, I always like the contact you can have with the artist you like (hence you wouldn’t want to have a CD with her/his music). Moya and Cormac took their time to talk a bit with people. Really nice.
As I really liked the music and the performance, I bought 3 CD’s of them (including their latest CD “Afinnity”) and they were so kind to sign all 3 of them.
And oh Marion, these are 3 signed CD’s…. *grins evilly*
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