The Craft is in the Crafting

The link above leads to the trailer for The House on an Irish Hillside. 
It's one minute of music and images.
If you factor in the time it took to write the book, I suppose it was eighteen months in the making. 
If you factor in the fact that the book's a memoir, I suppose it was fifty-something years.
Anyway, I love it - the pictures assembled by my husband and the stunning music played by 
Mary Rowsome. 
I hope you'll enjoy it - and the book as well. 

And after reading back through that lot I'm definitely in need of a cup of tea .


  1. Greetings Felicity, beautiful flute playing of the snowy breasted pearl always like the music when you can feel it, saw a link to your site on got Ireland, it is a pleasure to read your compositions.

  2. Thanks, Brian. I love Mary's Rowsome's playing too, and it's a beautiful air. It was Mary's granny's favourite. She used to sing it by the fire here in Corca Dhuibhne when Mary visited the family farm as a child.

  3. Congrats Felicity on the launch of your book. I shall be looking out for it. Hauntingly beautiful video.
    Good luck!

    1. Thanks, Bridget. It's great to think that people are getting pleasure from the video. The Snowy-Breasted Pearl seemed the perfect air, not just because of its associations with Mary Rowsome and Mary's associations with the place but because of that haunting quality you describe, which seems to express the magic of the Dingle peninsula. We had no problem finding the images either - the difficulty was deciding which to leave out!


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