Wow! amazing to see my beautiful host mom Mary playing a tune today!
As you know Vivi l’Irlanda is a project I created and developed myself thanks to my passion for Ireland and its people, a passion that began in my youth and which has been nurtured over the years.
It all began in the summer of 1987 when my parents decided to send me to a small town in the Irish countryside to stay with a “typical” Irish family so that I might experience a full-immersion in the language.
My host father John was a vet and he was always out and about on the farms while his wife Mary, in addition to being an excellent violinist and looking after seven children, also managed the Maple Pub, a meeting place for the entire town where you could listen to traditional music and meet people of all ages with numerous stories to tell…
Enjoy it!