Clannad is probably best known among the non-Irish-music-enthusiast public as the band that launched new-age icon Enya, the younger sister who did vocals and keyboards with the band until it was time for her to sail away, sail away, sail away. They're quite fabulous unto themselves, though, been playing together for a very long time and their performance pieces ranged from straight trad (including a sing-along for "Two Sisters", a charming lilting song of love, betrayal, murder and being boiled in lead - is it weird that I know it by heart?) to folk rocky to jazzy to new-age swoons, finishing up with a rollicking rendition of "Teir Abhaile Riu" (Go home with you!) - talk about an encore with a point! All made for a fantastic concert.
The internet hysteria about a huge blizzard turned out not to be true; none of us had really been concerned, paddlers are pretty weather-savvy and NOAA had never said anything more than "Chance of snow" for the weekend, not even estimating accumulations. It was definitely a night for boots but the snow didn't really amount to much in the end. Great night out, thanks Vicky and company!