Author: Rebecca Eckart, GEd’13
My name may not sound like it, but my family actually has quite a bit of Irish ancestry on both sides. And this year, for some reason, I celebrated that more than ever.
I checked out the St. Patrick’s Day parade here in Philadelphia (held the week before, on the 10th) and really enjoyed the bagpipes. Thankfully, the day was warm and sunny—a rarity in Philadelphia so far this year—and a great day to be outside.
On the 15th, the Annenberg Center hosted Natalie MacMaster, a Canadian fiddler who, despite having a cough, played beautifully and simultaneously step danced throughout much of the performance. She also shared touching stories of her family and musical inspirations with the audience. Before the show, a friend and I went out for fish and chips—a perfect way to start off our evening of Irish music.