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Paddy Kelly, Canada’s Celtic Music Maestro Has A New Website.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access. The TWO Paddys are our friend Paddy Kelly & Paddy Maher, who we have yet to meet. This Website (on WordPress.com) is Paddy Kelly’s own work.


Click for more on Paddy Kelly.


Paddy Kelly, as some of you will already know, is a key member of our favorite group “The Brigadoons“. That is how we got to know Paddy. He was the one very instrumental in getting Devanee to sing with the “The Brigadoons” at Loon, at the ‘Highland Games‘, last September. We are very grateful to Paddy for that and Devanee ‘whoops’ every time she hears me on the phone with Paddy.


Related Posts:
>> Paddy Kelly: An Introduction.
>> Paddy Kelly: East Hawkesbury Church.
>> Paddy Kelly: Ottawa Hogmanay 2015.

>> Paddy Kelly: The Maestro


by Anura Guruge


“The Brigadoons” Performing In Burlington, Vermont, St. Andrew’s Society, Nov. 7, 2015.

The new “The Brigadoons” Website I created. Click to access.

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Related posts:

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‘The Brigadoons’ — Loon, September 2015
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..Click for ‘unplugged’       Click for ‘Sunday I’      Click for ‘Devanee’

               Click for ‘Sunday II’                 Click for ‘Next Generation’


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I Create A New Website For “The Brigadoons”.

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Related posts:

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‘The Brigadoons’ — Loon, September 2015
Picture Sets

..Click for ‘unplugged’       Click for ‘Sunday I’      Click for ‘Devanee’

               Click for ‘Sunday II’                 Click for ‘Next Generation’


New “thebrigadoons.net” Website for “The Brigadoons”.

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That we are HUGE fans of “The Brigadoons” is no secret given all the posts I have done about them and the many, many pictures and videos I have shared.

They have/had a “thebrigadoons.com” Website but it was ‘temperamental’ and not very topical.

So yesterday I set out to create a new one and I did. Took me about 2.5 hours which included getting the domain name (through WordPress) and deciding on a theme. That is what takes me the longest. Must have spend 40 minutes messing around with themes. Once I decided on the theme, WordPress’ ‘Motif’, is was a piece of cake. I enjoy doing FUN Websites like this. 

Well, they must like it BECAUSE they have now put this Website, “thebrigadoons.net“, on their Facebook page. See below. I am humbled but pleased. Happy to help them. We are very fond of them. Check out the Website. It will bring a smile to your face. Enjoy.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving.


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Devanee & Dani Jo: First Dance At ‘Prospect Mountain High School’, Alton, N.H., Sat. Oct. 3, 2015.

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Other Related Posts:
>> Devanee singing with “The Brigadoon”.
>> 8th grade celebration.
>> ACS Valentine’s Day Dance 2015.

++++ Search ‘Devanee‘ & ‘ACS‘ for many, many more posts >>>>


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‘Highland Games’, Loon, 2015: “The Brigadoons” — The Next Generation

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‘The Brigadoons’ — Loon, September 2015
Picture Sets

..Click for ‘unplugged’       Click for ‘Sunday I’      Click for ‘Devanee’

Click for ‘Sunday II’


Sunday, September 20, 2015,
3:30 pm performance at the Governor’s Lodge.

This was towards the end of the Sunday afternoon set — after Devanee’s stint.

While I have no compunction about parading my kids through the Web, I typically DO NOT divulge data about other kids, who I happen to photograph, unless I have explicit permission from their parents. But, I am sure many of you will work out who these two adorable — amazingly photogenic — belong to. To me they are THE NEXT GENERATION.

This was great. Now I know that there is a viable succession plan for my ALL TIME favorite Group. Given that 60% of the members are much younger than I, I am relying on this incarnation of ‘The Brigadoons‘ to regale me, yearly, at Loon, for at least another 15 years. And then … THE NEXT GENERATION.

Enjoy. Cherish. Savor.
This is PRECIOUS.


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‘Highland Games’, Loon, 2015: “The Brigadoons” — Sunday Afternoon Set.

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‘The Brigadoons’ — Loon, September 2015
Picture Sets

..Click for ‘unplugged’       Click for ‘Sunday I’      Click for ‘Devanee’


Sunday, September 20, 2015,
3:30 pm performance at the Governor’s Lodge.

This was “The Brigadoons” third performance that Sunday; their last at the 2015 ‘Games’ and their second that day at the Governor’s Lodge. We had started that day by going to their first performance at the Lodge and was wrapping up the day by going to this one — per my avowed belief that you can never get enough of listening to “The Brigadoons”. The morning gig was brilliant and this was as good. As is their wont it was different — this one more mellow and reflective, in keeping with the mood of the crowd. It had been a truly gorgeous day at Loon and everybody was sated and nicely chilled out. It was a good crowd and the pub above the stage was packed with an appreciative, and often vocal, crowd — and you can hear them on the video on this post.

John “Mr. Scotland” Carmichael, nearly unrecognizable in trousers, joined in, impromptu, for a song, from the back, and that was special. They should collaborate, on stage, more often. That was grand. And I will admit that this gig was very special to us. “The Brigadoons”, very kindly, let Devanee (14), do a song with them! This was a first for her and we will always remember this gig. Thank you, again, “The Brigadoons”.

I took a lot of pictures this time around too. In total I think I ended up with over 400 pictures of the “The Brigadoons” that Sunday. So I am going to share some with you.

I have ONE more extremely special set of pictures left. That was of “The Brigadoons — The Next Generation“. I will post those soon.

So for now, sit back, relax and enjoy these pictures.


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Reg Portieous

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Thank YOU “The Brigadoons”.

So that is 4 sets of pictures I have posted of “The Doons” from Loon. People might start getting the impression that I kind of like “The Doons”.

P.S., Danny told me that I would not be able to capture 5 pictures of him smiling. I think I have. SMILE

All the pictures taken with my new — and now sadly returned — Sony a77 Mk II. These pictures were among the 989 that disappeared from the card (fortunately, 3 days AFTER I had downloaded the images. That was what was scary and rattled me no end. I could have so easily lost these pictures. That is why I am getting a non-Sony camera.


Alton Central School (ACS), N.H. 2015: Devanee’s 8th Grade Celebration, June 23rd.

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Related posts:
>>
2015 3rd grade “Wax Museum”.
>> 2015 “Winni Walk“.

>> 2015 ACS “Take A Loved For Lunch”.
>> PHMS “The Wizard Of Oz” March 27, 2015.
>> ACS West African drumming assembly.

++++ Search ‘ACS‘ for many, many other posts on varied topics >>>>


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ACS Middle School Chrous, with Devanee (to the far right, mainly hidden), performing at the Celebration.

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A really CUTE baby at the Celebrations.

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I Am Done With Popes! The ‘Next Pope’ Was My Gig And We Have The Next Pope. Moving On. Signed Off From Papal Blogs.

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The popes were never going to be my life’s work. Plus, even with all I did on popes over the last 8 years, my legacy, per the indelible trail on the Web, will be ‘SNA‘! That is OK. If not for SNA I could not have done the popes.

So, I have quiesced my two pope blogs with this post.

With luck, I hope to master at least one other field before I die. Right now my sights are on ‘Near Earth Objects‘ (NEOs). There is so much happening out there. Actually I have been working on NEOs for the last 16 months. I have two books, both 90(+)% complete. Very unlike me. I usually finish books. So, I have to finish one of these. Otherwise it would be 16 months of writing, mainly during my 3rd shift, down the drain. IF I manage to get at least one of them out, it will be my second book on astronomy.

Baccus, my type of deity.

My son is very anxious that I write a book on ‘befriending the brain‘. I need to do that. I also need to write a book that has his name on the title. He, rightly, claims that that is his due since Teischan and Devanee both have books with their names in the title. I also better do one of Danielle, my oldest — though, she, all her life, has been the least demanding.

Deanna wants me to write on what I am now thinking as the ‘Bacchus Way Of Life Per Anura‘ — the virtues of a glass or red wine and an orgasm a day. Other than for his looks, I have always, since I was a teenager, identified with Bacchus. There are terms that are used to describe him, which are so me: ‘ritual madness and ecstasy‘ & ‘from the east, as an Asiatic foreigner‘. There is another, that is so me, but I can’t mention it here because Deanna will say it is not appropriate. To be fair, I have been saying that I was going to write this book for over 6 years. So that is on the list.

I really feel that I need to rationalize Buddhism to the world! There are so many misrepresentations. So now that I tackled the popes, Buddhism seems like a logical thing to turn to — especially given that I was once steeped in it, whereas I really have no real background with Catholicism.

So that is the plan. But, it can all change. I no better than to have plans. Most of my plans unravel.

All I know is that as of today, Pope Francis day one, after having done 4 or 5 posts earlier in the day, to keep them honest, I am done with popes — at least for 2013. There is, however, one caveat. If there is another sede vacante in 2013, i.e., the need for a third pope in the year, I am sure to jump in with both feet because I will find it impossible to stay away.

Two Buddha statues from Ceylon/Sri Lanka.

Election Day 2012, November 6: Devanee Having The Day Of Her Life With The Winners.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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Devanee Guruge with NH State House representative Lisa DiMartino.

Devanee, outside the Gilford polling station, with WINNER Lisa DiMartino helping Lisa with ‘visibility. Lisa took Devanee door-to-door campaigning later that day, while I was going door-to-door for Obama. Click to ENLARGE.

Devanee Guruge promoting NH governor Maggie Hassan.

Devanee, thanks to Lisa, holding up a triple sign for WINNER, the next governor of NH, Maggie Hassan at the Gilford polling station. She is very proud of this. As far as I could tell she was the only kid doing visibility in Gilford yesterday. Click to ENLARGE.