Thursday, October 21, 2010

An Introduction

As you probably know if you've read the "About Me" section on my blog here, I am 21 years old, a Christian, engaged to be married to my childhood sweetheart and I love my life. Growing up I was steeped in classical music and at the tender age of 10, was introduced to Traditional Irish Music. Since then I've had a deep, profound love for the culture and its music. I am a strong believer in keeping Irish Music traditional. There is nothing I detest more then the ruination of traditional music. I not only "preach" traditional music, I perform it with my sister and best friend. A few years back, we formed a group called The Bella Minstrels (or beautiful traveling players). It has been our joy and supreme pleasure to bring traditional Irish and American folk music to those who still appreciate such things. Given my love for and involvement in Irish music, it only seemed proper that I should name my blog after a well known and much beloved Irish song.Which one though? There were so many wonderful titles to choose from. But when I heard The High Kings (if you have read the "about me" you will also know that they are my favorite Irish music group) performing "Red Is The Rose", I knew what the name must be.

So it is with great pleasure that I introduce my blog "Red is The Rose". 
I hope no matter how frequent, or infrequent my posts may be, you will always enjoy them and derive some bit of joy, great or small, from my words.


"Red is the rose that in yonder garden grows
Fair is the lily of the valley
Clear is the water that flows from the Boyne
But my love is fairer than any."