Sunday, March 17, 2013

Irish Traditional

I painted this 8x10 oil in 1995 in the west of Ireland, and I send it to you with my warm wishes on this Saint Patrick's day.

If you'd like to hear some Irish music from the comfort of your own computer today, tune into the live-streaming music site Concert Window.

Co-founder and Irish traditional accordion player Dan Gurney will be performing in Texas this afternoon with his good buddies Sean Earnest (guitar) and Joey Abarta (uilleann pipes).

The show starts at 4:00 Eastern U.S. time. They're touring in support of their new album "The Yanks."

Concert Window website
Hear a free track at the the Yanks Band website
Review of the new Yanks album on Irish Echo


Steve said...

That fine little oil painting looks like it could be the Burren. We hiked there in October, visiting the wedge tombs and the cave hermitage of Saint Colman MacDuach.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you, Jim!

mp said...

I love the light in your Ireland painting.

May your pockets be heavy—
Your heart be light,
And may good luck pursue you
Each morning and night.

Roberto said...

Thanx for the heads up on the concert and the new album.
Dan’s music is really great! We have his last cd: “Traditional Irish Music on the Button Accordian,” and really love it.

May your pens always flow, may your brushes always be wet, may your colors stay vibrant and clear, your sculpy flexible, and may your reality always remain imaginative!
Happy St. Patty’s Day! -McRQ

krystal said...

And if you're in Russia (or London) Happy Maslenitsa! *cough cough Boris Kustodiev intro hint hint nudge nudge*

Jean At Home said...

Lovely light in that painting. I was thinking an area south of Sligo:-)

And thanks for the link to Dan's music on his Website, which I'm enjoying as I type.

Christian Schlierkamp said...

Happy St Patrick's day, Jim!

Keith Parker said...

Family, fun, and Great Music! Thanks for sharing a bit of your family's St. Patrick's day!

I love how festive the music sounds! I spent the night waiting tables serving green beer; wish the band we had last night was more like your son's.

May the road rise up to meet you!

James Gurney said...

Steve, yes, that's the Burren. We were staying in Corofin and driving all around to the cliffs and north. I forget the exact spot where I painted this.

Thanks, Roberto Krystal, Keith, Christian, Jean and MP. Sláinte to you all as well.