4.17.16 ‘Yes, there were little musicians’

Whether a movie comes to town or a men’s bathroom gets invaded, it seems in Ireland there’s just one clear response: make music.

Students in County Donegal, Ireland recently learned that the next ‘Star Wars’ movie would be filming on their  scenic cliffs, Malin Head. The students were obviously thrilled, so to celebrate their arrival, teacher Caroline Glackin decided to organize a group of them and together a little concert. There were accordions, they were whistles, and yes, there were “little musicians.”  (via Mashable)

On the other side of the spectrum (this is a bit NSFW but don’t fret too much, ’tis all in good fun) is this tale from Reddit/Imgur, told in texts and photo.

Meanwhile, this week, ostensible Irish musician Bono testified on Capitol Hill and suggested we lob a few comedians into ISIS/ISIL territory to lighten things up. Or some such other shite:

“Don’t laugh, but I think comedy should be deployed,” Bono said. “You speak violence, you speak their language. But you laugh at them, when they’re goose stepping down the street? And it takes away their power.” The singer concluded, “So, I’m suggesting that the Senate send in Amy Schumer, and Chris Rock, and Sacha Baron Cohen.”

I’m in the midst of writing the next book and getting ready to finish the sale of one home and the purchase of the next, plus some groundwork is being laid for a Big Announcement that I can’t make just yet, so this post will have to be short for now.

Have a good week, and keep up the penny whistle lessons. Even the young Irish aren’t experts!



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