A Call to Help the Homeless is answered by local musicians in County Clare

April 21, 2022: After a leisurely satisfying breakfast at the Old Ground Hotel in Ennis, we headed to Doolin to catch the ferry to see the Cliffs of Moher (see https://kindredspirits.community/2022/04/21/day-three-on-the-wild-atlantic-way/) After being tossed about by sea waves of the North Atlantic ocean crashing into the cliffs (having a delightful time), we rested a bitContinue reading “A Call to Help the Homeless is answered by local musicians in County Clare”

Women in Jazz

We were privileged to attend an event at the Palladium last night that featured world class musicians. All were women with the exception of special guest Michael Ross on bass. Other special guests included jazz legend Rose Bilal, who wowed us with her performance of All of Me and Satin Doll. Rose’s long career includesContinue reading “Women in Jazz”

Enjoying the Richness of Black History

February has been set aside as the specific month (Black History Month) to pay tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve citizenship and equality in the USA. February is a time to turn the spotlight on the contributions, triumphs, and sacrifices of African Americans. It is a time toContinue reading “Enjoying the Richness of Black History”

Friday night at the Blue Rooster

We had a front row seat to hear Ariella at the Blue Rooster and I mean right up front next to the extra mics and equipment cases. We could almost reach out and touch the fabulous Ariella McManus, who was so kind to sing my favorite song, McGinn, in honor of my favorite Irish lassContinue reading “Friday night at the Blue Rooster”

Our favorite band

This is my all time favorite musical group. They were called Ari and the Alibis, but they are now going by Ariella, whether it’s the full band or just Ari and her husband guitarist Nicholas Kraster. Ariella McManus leads the band with vocals, many her original songs. The following story of love and redemption isContinue reading “Our favorite band”