This Week’s Music Selection from Heidi Dybing

The other day I randomly chose a cd for my dogs to listen to when I was gone for the afternoon. It was an Irish disc by Phil Coulter.  The dogs highly recommend it for relaxation and reflection!

 Coulter’s gorgeous Celtic ballads remind me of our own Lanesboro Celtic band of years past, Carla and the Bad Back Boys. They were really, really good but only a few of us were lucky enough to hear them perform.  Carla described her soulful, Irish lullabies as “Celtic Depresso”.  Perfect tongue in cheek description!  Today’s selection is definitely “Celtic Depresso”.

The Town I Loved So Well was written in 1980 for Phil Coulter’s hometown, Derry, Ireland, and has become a sort of Irish National anthem.  In honor of the towns, we all love and call home…

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