Music Monday: Before There Was Auld Lang Syne

Since this is my last Music Monday of the year, I thought I'd share a traditional year-end song. Today, many people associate the great song, Auld Lang Syne, with New Year's Eve. It is a Scottish song written by Robert Burns in the late 1700s. But did you know that there is another traditional Irish/Scottish … Continue reading Music Monday: Before There Was Auld Lang Syne

Music Monday: Going Back to My Irish Roots

According to 23andMe, I am 98% "British and Irish" with the remaining 2% being classified as Broadly Northwestern European. There were no surprises there; I've always considered myself 100% Irish, with my mom being born there, and my dad's mom being born there. I grew up learning a few words of Gaelic, and more than … Continue reading Music Monday: Going Back to My Irish Roots