Why we like it: A little Irish girl who didn’t live to see her 5th birthday, but whom thousands in Ireland, Europe, and even in the U.S. know and revere for her loving acceptance of suffering, is the topic of this beautiful book by Leo Madigan. She’ll make you think twice about complaining, the next time your aches and pains get you down.
The take-away: Nellie Organ — quite simply, the quintessential offer-it-up girl.
This is from the Chieftains CD ‘Santiago’, celebrating the historical fellowship and closeness of the Irish and Spanish people. Particularly, they united in an effort to invade the heretical island of the English. This music nicely blends Spanish and Celtic folk music, with Catholic Gregorian traditions. The chant is ad honorem of the Christianization of Spain, commonly sung by pilgrims in the country. The images are a few random scenes of the country of Spain.
Ceili” (say: KAY-lee) is a Gaelic (Irish) word that means “party,” specifically one with live musicians, dancing and general merriment. “Coeli” is a form of the Latin word for “heaven.” Rain is that stuff that falls from the sky. Thus, Ceili Rain is a “downpour of heavenly partiness.” Ceili Rain is an innovative blend of pop-rock music with a dash of Celtic/Irish flavor and a subtle, but sincere, spiritual message. http://ceilirain.com
Music: Sweetest I’ve Seen (recorded live) by Ceili Rain
Venue: Catholic Underground Chicago
Director & Producer: Rob Kaczmark
Associate Producers: Bernie Czerwinski, Chris Sevening, Danny Hidalgo,
Director of Photography: Danny Hidalgo
Camera Operators: Danny Hidalgo, Kyle Escamilla, Rob Kaczmark, Steve Krueger, Greg Krajewski
Sound Editor: Manuel Lopez III
Editors: Danny Hidalgo, Rob Kaczmark
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