Saturday, January 5, 2013

Dearbhail Finnegan Workshop

We had guests all the way from Ireland!

Dearbhail Finnegan and her husband, Robin Slater, treated us to a workshop and performance at our very own STARS Foundation building tonight!

Many students and their families were on hand for the special event. We were allowed to ask many questions - from "How long have you been playing the harp?" to "How many strings are on the harp?" to "Why did you start playing the harp?"

Robin also taught us about his special drum, and a few lucky students got to "give it a go", as Robin would say.

In addition, Dearbhail and Robin showed us slides of Ireland, and taught us a bit of Irish history. The songs they performed were connected to the Irish history that they taught about.

It was a really fun and informative evening, and we're looking forward to tomorrow's concert at the Star Theater, Willow Springs, at 3:00 p.m.