It's six years since my lovely brother Paul died unexpectedly in his sleep. He was the same age as I am just now, heading towards my sixty third birthday. Paul fathered three children, the first of whom was Katie - born in London in 1976. She inherited Paul's passion for music, especially Irish music and became very adept on the flute and tin whistle. She also has an evocative singing voice as I think the You Tube clip below will reveal.
It is hard to believe that Katie is coming up to her fortieth birthday but uplifting to see that she is still making music. Her life has not been so easy but she has a heart of gold and a plaintive voice that can touch you like a magic wand. Here she is singing recently in Dublin at a little festival that celebrated the musical heritage of Ireland's traveller community:-