IRELAND IS OUR HOME
My husband, Kelly, wrote a song entitled Take Me Home, when he was but 17 years old. Finally in 2004 we were able to take that song into the studio and do justice to it. .
He has allowed me to take his song and use it to create a video. A video I have dedicated to all Irish who find themselves away from home.
TAKE ME HOME
The vocalist is my own niece Cheryl. These vocals have not been treated, this is her voice in all it's own clear purity. If possible, please listen to this with headphones to hear the mix. This is a long song and some of you will not listen till the end. The song has dynamic shifts throughout it's entirity. After the drone in the midsection, it kicks into it's full range. All instruments other than drums were played by my husband. I am his wife and his drummer.
One of my fellow bloggers is an Irishman who, like myself is far from home. The first two photographs are there to honor him and his parents.
The last two are to honor the women who came before me: Francis, Nora, Rosemary and Mary Theresa O'Leary. I carry them, as I carry my country: in my sinew, my bone and my blood.
It would do me great honour if the Irish who are reading this listen and watch all the way to the end. The words, music and the pictures are deliberately timed for a reason.
Beannacht Dé leat!