Monday, November 8, 2010

Annie at the pub!

I guess that title needs a bit of explaining. Annie has been learning Irish fiddling from Anne Hatfield, who is an amazing fiddler who tours with Lord of the Dance. Anne is from Joliet and plays Irish music with a group of musicians every Monday night at a local Irish pub. Anne invited Annie to join the group this week. So, here's our Annie (in the checkered bandana below) playing at the pub, next to Anne! (And by the way, if you click on the four little arrows on the bottom right of the video, it will make it full screen)
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Here's one more song, called Orange Blossom. Forgive my shaky camera work at the start. (It will stop shaking around 25 seconds in.) And stick around to watch the last two minutes of the song, where the group plays faster, and faster and FASTER!

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, Annie, that is some awesome fiddling!! I can't believe you progressed to a "speeding locomotive" pace at the end! You just keep getting better all the time. Your arm was sure flying!
Great job!!
Aunt Jessica & Uncle Rocky

Ania said...

So cool! I don't have a musical bone in my body (no really, I can't even clap to a beat), so I'm always in awe of someone else's talent. Go Annie!

Mary Kate said...

Wow, Annie, that was really good! I haven't watched the first video yet because it didn't load all the way but the second was amazing! I can't believe how fast you got at the end!

Love,
Mary Kate

Annie B said...

Hi Cathy,
Not sure how to reach you except through your blog. I just came upon an opinion piece in today's New York Times that talks about Taro. Thought you'd want to read it if you haven't already seen it. Here's the link.
Annie