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Remembering Summer

Today, on a gloomy, cloudy, and cold Autumn day, my thoughts were pulled back to mid-August and the fun times we had at Irish Faire. Irish Faire is an annual three-day event put on in Saint Paul. Admission is free, the vendors are marvelous, and the activities and musical groups are the best.


It seems hard to believe that we were sweltering out there, looking at Celtic harps and dancing and listening to the High Kings. So I submit two different you-tube videos for your watching enjoyment. The first one is of Irish Faire in general, the second one is a performance of Step It Out Mary by the High Kings of Ireland (if you are interested in a recording, the song is on their first album). I love Irish Faire...



And the video of the High Kings in performance...



Hopefully these transferred correctly and you can all enjoy a nice, hot and wonderful Summer day with me.

  • Current Location: Must take shower.....
  • Current Mood: confused confused
  • Current Music: Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
We have a very large Irish population in St Paul, and one of the nicest things about Irish Faire is that the admission is free, so you get lots of people coming to celebrate on the river (that would be on the banks of the might Mississippi). It's always a wonderful time and I look forward to it throughout the year. The week after Irish Faire is when Renaissance Fest starts, so Irish Faire is the start of eight weekends of outdoor fun with people who just want to play, sing, and celebrate. How great is that!

- Erulisse (one L)
Minnesota is a rather odd place. Once the weather goes into summer, beginning with the first weekend of June, there are street fairs and festivals every weekend and the populace stays outside as much as possible until the first weekend of October. That's when summer is completely over and Fall hits with a vengence. We started the month out with low temps in the mid to upper 50's and now our highs are upper 40's. Crazy!

- Erulisse (one L)
Our Festivals are very much fun. Just sharing the nice weather and good music with other people is enjoyable. Often we go with friends or meet some there, and many of the vendors are people that we have known for many years as well.

- Erulisse (one L)