Pilgrimage brought together some outstanding music makers, and it’s no surprise that one of our first evenings led to  storytelling and music making after dinner.

The dining room in candle light at Ardtarmon house seems especially conducive to music, particularly after breaking bread together to replenish ourselves from a day of walking on Knocknarea and Carrowkeel. We were joined after dinner by Steve Wickham, who regaled us with stories of Inishmurray’s “Mad Dog” Brady, while kicking off an after dinner music session. He was soon joined by pilgrims Sean MacErlaine, Linda Buckely, Mikahail Karakis and Valgeir Sigurðsson to improvise and make music together.

We have a (basic) recording from the night that also features tales from pioneer Martin Enright and Ardtarmon owner Charles Henry which you can listen to below (or click here if the player below doesn’t appear)