Keane's voice was pure and true, bringing tears to our eyes. Irish dancers delighted the audience with their skill, glittery costumes and the exuberance of youth. Traditional Irish flute music was new for me, and I am enchanted by the instrument, its sounds and the soulful renderings of the flautist.
There was poetry by Gabriel Fitzmaurice in both Irish and English, both serious and hilarious as only he can do.
The gorgeous music of Mickey McConnell blended well with Claire Keane in Silent Night...and then my favorite, Lidl and Aldi, whose lyrics I knew nearly by heart and couldn't help but sing along. If you haven't heard this before, here it is for your enjoyment. If you have heard it before, you'll likely want to listen again. :)