The Trad group set up around 9.00pm in the center and, as the saying goes, “let the music begin”. In no time at all, there were dancers of all ages out on the floor, swirling and swinging and step dancing, to the lively traditional music that was now filling the room.
The banjo, accordion, flute, guitar and bodhran supplying rhythm and song for all to enjoy and build up the spirit of the night that was in it.
9 years old Laura O’Toole joined the Trad Group with a compoedent display of her musical skills on the squeeze box, and could she play. Then, to the delight of the crowd, she did some Sean-nós dancing, free lively movements as if on air, feet tapping: a pure pleasure to watch. This kid was a flow with confidence and talent.
My stay on this island was once again filled with friendship and the endless enjoyment of a selfless people. Space to walk, climb the hills, sit and dream and share your thoughts with the sounds of the ocean, the birds and the wind.