Saturday, June 7, 2014
Music and Musicians, Trad Music in Ireland by Joan Tavolott
Today was a busy day of outdoor painting for me (see my blog if interested), so I am going to use one of my sketches done in Ireland last year for today's post.
In the evenings there was almost always a fun pub with live music playing. This was sketched while we listened to some traditional musicians. I love that this group started with two musicians and as the night went on more musicians joined in. They even invited a woman that was sitting next to us at the bar to join them. She played the clarinet in an orchestra and had it in her hotel room so she could practice while she was away from home. She went to the hotel to get it.
Jez, the drummer in the left corner was playing the traditional Irish drum that you mentioned, the bodhran. I wish I had sketched more of the instrument but my view was blocked.