Teatime With Seamus

This tune was written after an amazing day in August 2006. Amy Richter and I were in Ireland to compete in the Fleadh Cheoil Na hEireann and Amy wanted to purchase a new drum from world-famous bodhran maker Seamus O'Kane in Derry, Ireland. We took a bus to a remote location and were dropped off next to a castle. Seamus drove to get us and brought us back to his wonderful home & workshop. Seamus was an excellent host and it was fascinating to see some of his older drums and his works in progress. That visit with Seamus was also the first time we met world champion bodhran player Paul Phillips, who just happened to drop in at Seamus' place, much to our good fortune. Hearing Seamus & Paul tell stories and have a laugh was a wonderful experience that I'll never forget. (And Seamus' wife was very gracious in fixing us tea and snacks when she arrived home to a house full of people).