Vlog: Gracefully Global Goes to Ireland – A celebration of music on the Emerald Isle

My time in Ireland this year developed in me a love for the Irish that will never go away. Of the many qualities I fell in love with about the Irish is their love of music, poetry, and performance.  This was the connection to my family heritage that I subconsciously sought after.  My grandpa was a first-generation Irish-American and a paid actor in FDR’s Works Progress Administration.  This video prompted my dad to tell me for the first time that my grandpa had also been a singing waiter in Brooklyn.  The pieces of family history are slowly but surely coming together, and I thank my time in Ireland for a lot of that.

Since leaving Ireland, I’ve told so many stories of the special nights in the Irish pubs with locals singing and dancing, that I drove up a bit of demand for sharing the beautiful music and performance that I experienced. So, I decided to make my next vlog be a focus on the music I experienced during my trip.  This is my edit of the sounds from a few of my favorite performances I witnessed, which I paired with video I took on my phone of some of the Ireland’s beautiful landscapes. I hope you enjoy, and I hope you make it to Ireland soon.

Oh, and don’t forget to turn your sound up!   🙂

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11 responses to “Vlog: Gracefully Global Goes to Ireland – A celebration of music on the Emerald Isle

  1. Peg, thanks for the vlog. I just shared it with a bunch of people. I assume if the video doesn’t forward, it can be accessed on your Gracefully Global blog. Nice work, Dad

    On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 10:25 PM, Gracefully Global Blog wrote:

    > Gracefully Global posted: “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxKylO7dDlM My > time in Ireland this year developed in me a love for the Irish that will > never go away. Of the many qualities I fell in love with about the Irish is > their love of music, poetry, and performance. This was t” >

    • Oh, thank you, Eliza. You’re always so thoughtful. My family is so small, there’s nothing much to shake. But it is funny you say that – to this day my dad is still sharing little facts about my Irish American grandpa that I never knew. We seem to have a lot in common. But the important takeaway is just how amazing the Irish are in general with hospitality. After experiencing it I feel privileged to call myself Irish American. 🙂

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