Yesterday I arrived in Dublin, Ireland. I had a fun day though I have to admit, Dublin will not go down as one of my favorite cities. It’s not a bad city, it’s just, well…a city, like any other city. Loads of people, tons of shops and lots of hustle and bustle.
What I enjoyed most, other than the delicious Guinness I had in the bar, was all the street musicians. Oddly enough, they were all singing American songs. Yes I did come here to listen to and learn traditional Irish music but I couldn’t help myself when I heard the words to I’m Yours, I had to stop and listen and then do the touristy thing and take pictures.
I think the city might have been more interesting to me if I could have stayed awake past 7pm to get to the Irish sessions but because it was my first day here and I hadn’t slept in over 24 hours I needed to get some shut-eye.
Today, I head to Donegal and then to this tiny town in the northwest corner, called Glencolmcille, where I’ll be spending the week learning Donegal fiddle music.