A quick post this week as I’ve been busy with family visitations and celebrations.
I don’t have a version of Happy Birthday to You in my collection and so I’m going with a theme of Happy Music. And as Sharon Shannon was on Transatlantic Sessions on Friday and her music fits the theme well, I’m posting Bungee Jumpers from her 1994 CD Out the Gap.
This track is in fact a medley of a traditional American tune, The Fisherman’s Lilt, a French Canadian tune Delicato and a tune written by American fiddler, Rodney Miller.
I’ve seen Sharon Shannon in concert just the once and she was great. The venue was a rather staid concert hall but the music and the personalities in the band soon livened things up. I’m not saying that it was exactly as a crowded Irish pub but as near to it as the venue would allow.
If you get a chance to see Sharon Shannon in concert, I would certainly recommend it. Unfortunately, for the next month or two, this advice is only useful to residents of, or travellers, to Ireland and Australia.