Tuesday night I skipped out on Irish and Ballet to go hear Leahy play at the Birchmere.
Omigosh. They are good. No, better than that. Superb. Excellent. Amazing. Incredible.
They were already my favorite group just from their CDs (Leahy, Lakefield, In All Things). Live they are breathtaking. My mother’s jaw literally dropped when Erin (the pianist) turned her fiddle upside and proceeded to play it that way.
And the dancing…I can do some stepdancing, but not while playing the fiddle.
They’re also the Punkin’s favorite group. Even though she’s only 22 months, she starts to laugh and dance around when I put Leahy on. She loved the concert. We sat over in the corner so she wouldn’t distract the rest of the audience, and let her dance her little heart out.
The cool thing is, they saw her dancing and commented on it. Said it was wonderful to see little ones enjoying their music.
Okay, enough raving.