A Night of Irish Music

Last night, several members of the Scottish Society of Northeast Louisiana, wearing Scottish kilts and such, attended a concert at the University of Louisiana at Monroe as volunteer workers. The guest artist at the School of Visual and Performing Arts was Paddy Keenan, playing traditional Irish Uilleann pipes, flutes and whistles. He was accompanied by a fine DADGAD style guitar player, John Walsh, an Irish guitarist living in the New York area. The concert was a rich experience. Afterwards, my friend Tom talked me into going to Enoch’s Irish Pub. We drank a few pints and talked till nearly midnight. Though I did not get to speak with Paddy, I did spend some time talking to John Walsh about guitars and music. If I can get to Jackson this weekend, I hope to be a part of his DADGAD workshop at the Celtic Festival there.  I definitely plan on adding Keenan’s CD’s to my collection.  The Uilleann pipes is a complex instrument, but rich in its unique, sometimes sad, beauty.
Well, much to do. No shortage of work for sure.