The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9058   Message #58021
Posted By: Martin _Ryan
10-Feb-99 - 04:37 PM
Thread Name: Singing in a dome
Subject: RE: Singing in a dome
I spent a few days on Clare Island this summer - its off the west coast of Ireland. We stayed in a converted lighthouse complex. One of the original towers (there are two, for one reason or another!) was used as a simple exhibition area, with the balcony accessible for sitting out looking over a 300 foot cliff! The acoustic was incredible. One morning, Josephine (the light of my life - sorry, couldn't resist that!) was playing her fiddle in the tower when a very old lady suddenly appeared up the spiral staircase. Turned out she was the owners 84-year old mother, whom we hadn't seen during our stay. She announced that she had never been up the tower before - but had to do it to find out where this wonderful music was coming for! I'm not sure how we got her back down the stairs!