Today is St Patrick’s Day and all around the world people are celebrating their Irish heritage, something that is very important to the Emerald Guitars team. To celebrate this big day in the ‘Irish’ calendar, we wanted to do something special for you – so we made a short film.
A few weeks ago we put down the tools for the day and headed for the seaside village of Portsalon, right here in Donegal, where we had our very first Emerald Session in The Stores Bar located on the beautiful Atlantic Drive.
It was a beautiful day as we enjoyed our county’s beautiful countryside, before an afternoon of incredible music from Country, Folk and Rock ’n’ Roll to Gypsy Jazz! This film is the final result of it and we hope you enjoy the ceol agus craic (music and fun) featured.
The film really reflects what we are all about at Emerald Guitars and is also a nice representation of where we are from; A county, country and people we are very proud of!
We would like to thank the musicians who came out and showed us why we are so proud to be Irish! The talent we have here never ceases to amaze us!
Emerald Guitars would like to thank Sarah and her staff for hosting us and to John and Pat Muldowney, Jonathan Smeaton, Johnny ‘Boxtie’ Gallagher, Ted Ponsonby, Mark Black, Billy Robinson, Cian O’Donnell, Ruairi Friel, Without Willow (Simon McCafferty and Karen Kelly), Wyatt McLean and Peadar Coll – Thank you for you friendship and talent!
Hat-tip to some of the other beautiful instruments featured on the day from Avalon to Martin and most notably, the 7-string Howard Dobro and six-string Howard Dreadnought made here in Donegal by our good friend and highly-respected luthier, Fitz Howard in Letterkenny.