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Fantastic concert; I think I'm in love... ;-) - MtnVwPilot

Feb. 8th, 2006 10:49 pm Fantastic concert; I think I'm in love... ;-)

I just got back from a fantastic concert, by a Canadian group called Leahy (pronounced "LAY-he")... The group consists of an ever-changing mix of adult siblings from a family of 11 children (all of whom have been in the band at some point), plus assorted spouses and friends. They play a fun mix of folk, Celtic, country, and whatever suits their fancy.

Tonight's band was 8 people: 2 sisters, 4 brothers, 1 sister-in-law, and 1 friend filling in on bass (the regular bass player, another sister, apparently alternates 2 weeks on the tour and 2 weeks at home with her kids; what a great gig!). 3 of the 4 brothers on stage tonight played fiddle (the 4th was the drummer); oh, wait, at the end of the show it is awesomely demonstrated that tonight's 2 sisters play the fiddle, too...

The 2 sisters, besides playing keyboards, guitar, banjo, and mandolin (and fiddle, as we discovered in the finale) are also killer Irish jig dancers, and danced every few numbers throughout the night. I think I'm in love with Maria; she seemed to be having such a joyous time on stage tonight, and did some incredible playing and dancing. ;-)

If they come to your town, I strongly encourage you to check 'em out!

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From:xvf17
Date:February 9th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC)
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If they come to your town, I strongly encourage you to check 'em out!


Well, it looks like I missed the one-and-only time they'll be in my town (= your town) for the forseeable future. Thanks for the timely information, buddy.
From:mtnvwpilot
Date:February 9th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
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Hey, mate, I'd never seen or heard them before last night myself, so I had no idea how good they are. You can bet I'll be keeping an eye out for future local appearances, though.
From:joyliveshere
Date:February 9th, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
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Yeh, really, Brent. Thanks for letting us know after-the-fact. Next time they come to town, I think you should buy tickets for your whole flist.

Seriously, though, thanks for the info. I never would never think to go see family group of musicians, especially one with someone named Maria in it. I wouldn't expect them to be singing anything other than "Climb Every Mountain" and "My Favorite Things."
From:joyliveshere
Date:February 9th, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC)
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That first paragraph was supposed to be sarcastic, but lj cut out my sarcasm HTML tag. But I guess that was obvious.
From:mtnvwpilot
Date:February 10th, 2006 05:23 am (UTC)
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You gotta write it as &lt;sarcasm&gt; , so that LJ doesn't try to treat it as a real HTML tag. The "&lt;" get displayed as "<" ("less than"), and the "&gt;" gets displayed as ">" ("greater than").
From:mtnvwpilot
Date:February 10th, 2006 05:20 am (UTC)
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I never would never think to go see family group of musicians, especially one with someone named Maria in it.

Hmm, I didn't learn that her name was Maria until the very end, when they introduced everybody... And by that time, I was already smitten! ;-)
From:joyliveshere
Date:February 10th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC)
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::sings "How do you solve a problem like Maria...."::

::shuts up before Brent knocks her upside her head::
From:r_wolfcastle
Date:February 13th, 2006 12:35 pm (UTC)
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But she's... I mean, she's...

SHE'S CANADIAN!

Blame Canada! Blame Canada!