Monday, March 10, 2008


We finally managed to get along to one of Otterton Mill's Thursday night musical evenings. The event was rather appropriate as I was about to post on the Irish mystery/thriller The Cat Trap and one of the two musicians was Irish.

She was Irish in the nicest possible way, attractive, plays wonderful harp music, sings beautifully and has a charming accent.

Her name was Maire Ni Chathasaigh which they told us was pronounced Moira Nee Ha-ha-sig, and I remembered the Moira and the Nee, but had to look up the Ha-ha-sig.
The other musician Chris Newman was from a less beautiful part of the world, Watford, but despite that impediment is a superb guitar player.
They are fantastically gifted and their varied program had the audience in the palm of their hands with many of us rushing to buy their CD's at the end of the performance.
Otterton Mill has a bakery, craft shops, and a fine restaurant, it is only a few miles from the World Heritage Coast at Budleigh Salterton, and is one of the many reasons that living in Devon is such a pleasant experience.
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