I got a lovely email the other day from Adrian Fennelly; he saw my post on the Port Kirwan Come Home Year member’s page, and he had this to say:
“I was born and raised in Port Kirwan and now live in Oshawa, Ontario. You mentioned in your intro. that you play the Irish fiddle. I have a cousin (by marriage) named Belle Fennelly who lives in Port Kirwan, who is a fabulous Accordion player, she is in her 90s and still going strong. In August we must get you and her together and make some great music.
Hoping to meet you in August.”
I’ve since written Adrian back; he has a huge collection of Irish song recordings and is sending me some. In exchange I’ll surely buy us a round or two at the CHY this summer in Newfoundland. I’m really looking forward to meeting his cousin!