The Irish/Celtic music is calling me today and it isn't even St. Patrick's (Pádraig) Day! For the past three days I've been listening to some of one of my new CDs of the most fabulous world music - in my humble opinion of course.
It's amazing to me how music is such a driving force in our world these days. Everyone seems to have an MP3 player of some kind, and it seems everyone walking, running, or even driving past me these days seems to be groovin' to some tune!
As a child of the 60s I was exposed to so many music genres and I learned early to love folk and of course the early forms of Irish music that hit our shores here in the States. (I also have to admit there was a certain bit of rock music that I enjoyed as well!) But since my life has developed a craziness about it lately I've seemed to be going back to my musical roots. From the Irish and Celtic, to the many shades of folk and folk/rock I find myself deeply immersing myself wherever I happen to be - in my car, on my iPod, or on my home stereo.
My biggest challenge this year has been to put together compilations and share the music with my grandkids. And I have certainly discovered they love it as much as I do! From those good ole songs of the folk era during the 60s, to my constant companion the Irish music, they are enjoying and singing the tunes wherever we are at the top of our lungs! We have even drowned out a few thumping cars at the stop lights which I can not believe! The looks we get as those occupants heard the thumping beat of our song, "We're the Boys of Belfast," by the Irish Rovers will stay with me for a very long time!
Yes, I believe music drives all of us these days, as it has throughout the centuries. Whether it was through listening to the organ, lute, tape player, CD player, or MP3 player we certainly all can find our own personal groove any time we want, and thankfully music has always been a source of fun and that's been a great thing!