We are still alive, and still in Ireland.
After our morning tea time, we went straight to the ferry to go to Inis Oirr of the Aran Islands.
-Inis Oirr, the smallest of the three islands, limestone pavement covers the land and there are also stone walls everywhere.
As we venture along we stop to see the small historical sights.
-such as O'Brien's fort, Saint Gobnait's Church, Saint Caomhan's Church, and the ship wreck of the Plassey.
We get back on the ferry and have a (surprise) tour of the Cliffs of Moher.
Back at camp we drink wine, and eat some food before a long night of music.
Charlie and I go to get our festival tickets, wristbands, schedule, and beer mugs.
The first band starts at six, and by this point it was right after five.
Into the event we go. The shows were amazing. I have gone to many bluegrass/folk events in the states but have never experienced anything like the traditional Irish folk music. I had never seen the instruments they were playing.
-Uilleann Pipes -Tara Howley & Friends were the first band at the festival and she solos the pipes in the video linked. (Click on Uilleann Pipes)
-Concertina - solo of unknown playing the concertina. I encourage you to look at more videos because this is just the first one I came across.
-Bodhrán - Irish frame drum (one of my favorites thus far) - solo by Josselin Fournel.
One of the bands that Charlie and I really enjoyed are called MyFellow Sponges.
(Click on their name to watch their most recent upload)
Thanks for tuning in.