Spring is coming. ^_^ The vernal equinox arrived yesterday, heralded by crisp, sunny weather and cheerful purple crocuses. Have you seen any exciting signs of spring, or done something fun to celebrate St. Patrick's day?
I celebrated St. Patrick's day and spring by taking in a Solas show at the Iron Horse. It rocked! Seamus Egan, Winifred Horan, Mick McAuley, & Eamon McElholm were in fine fettle. They have new vocalist, Niamh Varian-Barry, from County Cork, Ireland. It turns out she has quite the impressive background on the viola. I really enjoyed the way her voice blended into Solas' sound; she also brought out her viola halfway through the show to join most of the instrumental sets, which was grand. It turns out their previous vocalist, Mairead Phelan, has been studying medicine in Trinity College Dublin and was taking time off to tour with Solas. Interesting dual-career path!
I recently ran across the some lines by Emily Bronte that I'd like to share:
I have dreamed in my life,
dreams that have stayed with me
ever after, and changed my ideas;
they have gone through and through me,
like wine through water,
and altered the color of my mind.
I am currently watching the second season of the Canadian detective series Murdoch Mysteries. It is fun, and I enjoy the characters. Many thanks to Amber for introducing me to this show. ^_^ I also just saw the first three episodes of the show Lark Rise to Candleford, and I really enjoyed them. I'll have to check out the next disc.