Kila at Glenveagh Castle


Four members of Irish World music band “Kila” (the full band has eight members) braved showers of rain on Thursday to play in the courtyard of Glenveagh Castle as part of The Earagail Arts Festival.

I was incredibly blessed to procure a ringside seat among an international audience dressed in raincoats and armed with umbrellas!

We were rewarded with a lively set of songs from these very talented musicians. I managed to film most of their first song for you. Unfortunately, my camera’s memory ran out of space…

Lead singer Ronan O’ Snodaigh has a powerful stage presence:


The back drop of the castle added to the ambience of the afternoon:


I cannot image LIFE without the joy of music; I find it incredibly therapeutic.

Kila website:


Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from debilitating illness.






  1. A lovely event, shame about the weather. As I said in my most recent post I’m not a fan of outdoor music but the combination of music and location worked well for you.

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  2. Yes, yes, yes, yes-yes! (3 quarter notes and 2 eight notes rhythm!) Kila is fantastic!

    Coincidentally, but worth mentioning here…hubby and I enjoyed our Friday evening at the first of 3 days of the ‘Colorado Irish Festival’.
    Just sayin’!

    heard – Socks in the Frying Pan, Indigent Row and The Stubby Shillelaghs – inspired me to delve back into this rep!
    (was known to do a mean ‘Whiskey in the Jar’ with duo partner about 5 years ago!)

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  3. You are intrepid Brigid!! Looks like a lively day in a beautiful place. And I so agree with you– about the joy of music! It adds a real richness to life. Thanks for including this Brigid! Hugs from here!

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  4. Hello Brigid,
    What a lovely post adding some wonderful Irish music for us.
    They seem to be well prepared for the rain that day and a very enjoyable time was had by all I’m sure 💐

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  5. Oh Brigid I love love love Irish Music. How lucky to have a front row seat, I bet you forgot all about the rain. Is it just me or does the young red headed man look a lot like Ed Shearan? X

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