St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and for many it will be a day of joy and toasts. Let us not forget to keep our dear friends in our thoughts and prayers on this day. For Life can be both sweet and happy, but also sad and unforgiving. As many of you know, we run the Celtic Radio website and broadcasts. The Celtic Radio website and the music we play has become an oasis for people seeking Irish, Scottish and Celtic music. There is something very special about this music that will inspire your work, but also make you feel close to the tales and stories like an extended family.
Many of our members find friendships and meet new people on the Celtic Radio website, which is a close knit community of those that share the love for the music and culture we hold dear to our hearts. Late last week, we received a note from one of our long term members and it reads as follows:
I want to thank you for years of great music and friendships. I go into hospice on St. Patrick’s Day so I hope to set the laptop when I arrive and leave it on. Celtic Radio has been one site that I have told my friends about and I know some have joined. I am going to miss you!”
A simple note it is, and one that reminds us of the important things we have in Life to hold and cherish. We are honored that Celtic Radio can extend some joy and companionship to our members and listeners; and we vow that we will keep this website and music broadcast going to serve as an oasis for those seeking an escape to fields of green.
Go n-éirí an bóthar leat
Go raibh an ghaoth go brách ag do chúl
Go lonraí an ghrian go te ar d’aghaidh
Go dtite an bháisteach go mín ar do pháirceanna
Agus go mbuailimid le chéile arís,
Go gcoinní Dia i mbos A láimhe thú.
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.