Reading My Way Around the World

Saturday 1 February 2020

St Brigid's Day

image from RTE programme mentioned below
The blessings of Brigid to you today on this first day of Spring - it's Imbolc.   I still haven't got a new Brigid's Cross for this year but hopefully someone today will give me one.

If you're interested in the old traditions, here's a lovely piece from RTE about St Brigid and the Coming of Spring which is still a very important day here. 

And a mention to the Brigid of Faughart Festival across the lough from here in Co. Louth - which is always very thoughtfully curated.   Faughart outside Dundalk is one of the main shrines to Brigid  on the island - they celebrate her both as Goddess and Saint.

Back to the more mundane - when a technical company tells you that it'll only take a couple of clicks of a button to do something I should know by now that their definition of a couple is way way way off the mark!!

We've had our website hosted by an American music company for many years - one who also helps us put our music on iTunes and lots of other pfaffy things that I try mostly to ignore.   But they have been emalgamated into another company and we were assured of a very quick and smooth transition.   To be fair they did give us a good bit of warning but life got in the way of business there for the past few months.

And the couple of clicks???   2 weeks!

So anyway we're up and running by the deadline of this Friday - we've made some changes with more to come -have a look and see what you think. 

Now back to rehearsing today for a new run of The Emigrant Woman's Tale


  1. Hi Fil - here's to a continuation of the welcome of the air and Spring on this St Brigid's day. What fun to be playing with Csilla ... The Emigrant Woman's Tale looks to be a delightful concert ... and here's to many more collaborations for the two of you. Cheers and a very happy year ahead - Hilary

  2. Brigid day blessing to you too. We are going to have a go at making crosses like that next week.

  3. Blessings to you. May the spring we kind to you and being plenty of ne beginnings x
    A candle is lit here for Candlemas

  4. I know I must have known about Bridgid in my earlier life, but I will now look her up and refresh my memory. Learning about different cultures and traditions is one reason blogging is such a good thing.


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