I am so excited to be getting ready to travel, with Harper Kirk, to Saint Patrick, Missouri for Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17. This will be the fourth year that we have been invited for the festivities at the Shrine of Saint Patrick! Saint Patrick, Missouri is the only town in the USA with a Post Office where mail is postmarked “Saint Patrick”! People send mail from all over the world to the post office to then be postmarked with the special Saint Commemorative Patrick Cancellation. The day begins with a concert in the morning, tours of the Shrine, another concert in the afternoon, followed by a celebration of the Mass. We have made so many wonderful friends in this little town in the northeast part of the State, near Canton, MO, and the Mississippi River. Check out their website http://www.saintpatrickshrine.com/ Maybe you can send your own St. Patrick’s Day cards with the special touch of coming from “Saint Patrick”! We would love to see you there, if you are in that “neck of the woods.”
The next day, Sunday, March, 18, we will be performing in Marion, IL at the Marion Cultural Civic Center. http://marionccc.org/ We performed at a lovely church in Marion in 2011, and one of the audience members approached us about performing at this beautiful venue. Of course, we said “YES.”
We are working on some wonderful music, like “Ag Criost an Siol”, sung in Gaelic and English. Kirk will be playing his “new” 100 year old Wurlitzer Pedal Harp,(newly acquired”), along with his Celtic Harp. We are so anxious to get back out on the road to share this music we love to perform for our friends, old and new. What a blessing!