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“I love Irish music & dance.” ~ Doc Meek

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Girls playing Irish folk music during a St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin, 2010; image/caption from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick’s_Day

Thursday, the 17th of Ireland, 2011. Today I’m feeling a great Irish sense of gratitude for me late fither [my Dad], James Collins Meek II, born in Belfast, Ireland, and after whom I was named. His name is one of my cherished Irish legacies. – James Collins Meek III (Doc Meek)

Saint Patrick's Day
The Chicago River is dyed green each year for St Patrick’s Day celebration, shown here in 2005; image/caption from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick’s_Day
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How many of these Irish instruments do you know?
(How many can you pronounce?) 😮
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A fiddle and bow

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Tin whistles, and a low whistle (right), in a variety of makes and keys

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A (keyless) Irish flute

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Uilleann pipes being played by Liam O’Flynn

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A medieval cláirseach (a Celtic harp)

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The banjo being played by Mick Moloney

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An Irish Bouzouki.

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Bodhrán with tipper.

Thank you Dad (James Collins Meek II) for my name and for my delightful Irish heritage!

Doc Meek (James Collins Meek III), Thurs, Mar 17, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

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