I first took up playing Irish music during the year I was banished to Athlone. In the middle of the bog, with the infernal smell of peat in the air, I found my way to Sean's Bar, the oldest pub in Ireland, that backed on the river Shannon. Since then, I have endeavoured to learn more about the music that comes from my own country, a music that made its way across the Atlantic and got mixed into the hills of Pennsylvania, Kentucky and the Carolinas.
Luckily I have a wonderful friend in Melbourne, Adelaide! Who a shares a love of music, and in particular, The Waterboys. Here's a sample of this line of music exploration.
Irish music Examples
This is a MP3 Audio Sample:
Here are some photos of Daragh and Joe playing