It was our first day of the 2011 North American Comhaltas convention and it was grand.
For everyone else it was the second day and for many of the orginizers I think it was something like the 3045th day. I’m sure they’ll be wistfully sad/happy when the convention is over.
We arrived safely (thank you Southwest), was given a short tour by Tom Macken and sent up to the Control Room to get Susan’s official "I work here" shirts. They didn’t have shirts for the roadies.
After wandering about for a bit and checking out a few vendors and the lobby schedule
We went up to the room to unpack.
That was a nice sight and one we knew we’d look forward to in another 14 hours or so.
There were several performers playing in the lobby during the afternoon
and at 6pm a set workshop by Padraig and Roisin McEneany begin. They started out with the Tory Island set and moved on to the Fermanagh Quadrilles. It was a great workshop as always with those two.
We had just enough time to turn around and change for the ceili at 9pm and it was four hours of great music and dance.
To continue the trip, check out the notes from Saturday.