Friday, March 18, 2011

music and landscape: Ireland

Irish music often arises out of the landscape, and is cradled by it. A sense of home and family translated into images that give ways into singing and playing of home and family and love, perhaps.

I am writing this at a time of year, in early spring, when because of Saint Patrick's day people all over the world often think of the emerald isle, as it’s called. The landscape, though, often takes on aspects other than emerald , as it does here. These inspire just as many songs and tunes, too.

louhth mountain mist 2011 copyright kerry dexter
louth sunday street copyright kerry dexter

music to go along with these ideas
Music Road: exiles return: karan casey & john doyle
Music Road: now playing: Athena Tergis
Music Road: The Clancy Legacy
Music Road: Cherish The Ladies: A Star in the East

you may also wish to see
Delicious Baby's Photo Friday, where travelers offer new insights to the world each Friday.


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3 Comments:

Blogger Anjuli said...

Irish music seems to evoke such deep emotions for me...it touches my very core.

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Vera Marie Badertscher said...

Your photos are moody and evocative. But did you see this satellite shot of Ireland with NO cloud cover!! http://ht.ly/4gT5U

9:42 PM  
Blogger kerry dexter said...

Vera,
yes, I saw that -- from a day back in October, they say. I'll bet that happens about one day a year... I saw a from the sky shot of the snow covering Ireland and Scotland earlier in the winter (no link, but it was on the Met Eireann/Irish Met site) which gave yet another perspective.

7:09 AM  

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