We began a watercolor sketching expedition yesterday in Galway city, Ireland yesterday where our son Dan has been living for the last year.
Dan has a regular session gig at the Tig Cóilí pub on Mainguard Street in Galway. Yesterday he played a few tunes with the great bodhrán player Johnny Ringo McDonagh, fiddler Mick Conneelly and 18-year-old all-Ireland fiddler Dylan Foley.
De Dannan co-founder Dolores Keane sat by Dan’s side and thrilled us all with her rendition of “Galway Bay,” with Dan accompanying on his Paolo Soprani accordion.
They all headed off for more gigs, so we walked through the mist to see the old boats resting on the mossy rocks of the harbor at low tide. Black crows and white swans convened around us, hungrily eyeing our McVitie's Digestives.