katlaughing - I'm happy that my gifts found such a welcome reception! There were a couple of books that you mentioned that I was unable to find locally - although I saw the Louis Hemon book in French. Tu parles francais, peutetre?
If you like the "Ireland...Tin Whistle" book, you'll also enjoy "Last Night's Fun", by Ciaran Carson.
Thanks for the kind words about the CD. Those guys I have the pleasure of playing with are damn fine musicians; I just kinda tag along. I'll pass along your wonderful review to the boys. If you find yourself in Calgary in March, we're doing a St. Patrick's Day gig at The Ship and Anchor Pub. (Located on 17th Ave. SW. Ask anybody - they'll point you there.) I'll understand if you can't make it, though. "BG"
Happy holidays to you and yours,