Sunday, May 3, 2009

A Bit O' Ireland


So, I have a few minutes on a laptop to post. By the way, I've loved all the posts people have been making recently. Thanks! I can't wait to read them when I have more time.

Well, I'm in Cork, Ireland. We just finished the last concert for the Cork Ireland International Choral Festival. We got two pries: second place overall and the PEACE prize (which is apparently awarded to the most uplifting choir ... isn't that sweet?). Here are some pictures. The first one is me and the other tenors singing in the beautiful cathedral. I'll get pics of that later for you. The second one is the outside of the cathedral where we sang. The third is a pic of touring the city with friends. This country is beautiful! And so old. I thought the east coast had some old stuff but that ain't nothing compared to the Emerald Isle (nickname for Ireland). And the last two are pictures of the Cork City Hall where we competed. It's a gorgeous building and is almost as old as our country!

I hope you're all well! I'm taking lots of pictures and looking for cool stuff to bring back. By the way, (the men will appreciate this) one of the choirs sang "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana for the competition. They're from Poland. I loved it. I couldn't help but throw up the horns when they started singing. Also, this is the first time I've been away from Mica so we're both kind of struggling a little bit. Thank goodness for SKYPE which lets me chat with her. Also, I brought my palm pilot so I can email her little messages about how we're doing. But I miss her so much! When I get back we'll be celebrating our one year anniversary! I love you sweetheart. I miss you!















7 comments:

Rob said...

Man! So jealous! I can't believe a choir sang Smells Like Teen Spirit! What the heck.

Staci said...

LOVE THIS! I'm so jealous you get to be in Ireland...what a great place! I'm so excited for you..and I'm glad I got to have your wife this past weekend. Love you and miss you!

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barbmartin said...

Hey Matt! Congratulations to everyone for the prizes awarded. you should be very happy. We love you and are enjoying posts on the singers blog. Beautiful country! You are not far from where the Wilson clan came from! Ask someone where Carrackifergus is. I think that's how you spell it.

Tara and family said...

SOOOOOO awesome brother!!! And we are doing our best to cheer Mica up, you can't be replaced and she misses you tons! (but we are sneaking in some super fun girl time. *loved seeing you staci*) K, take care Matt, and be safe, you have a gorgeous hottie waiting patiently for you!

David said...

Mom, forget the way you spell it, HOW DO YOU SAY THAT NAME?!?
Man i wish i could've seen them sing "Smells like teen spirit", that would've been amazing! OH, yes almost forgot, i do miss ya matt, even though we dont live close or anything, i could always tell your busy/away when your not playing L4D with the brothers=( KEEP THE PICTURES COMING and HAVE FUN!

David said...

found this, thought that song might've sounded a bit like this. its different, yet catchy -
"Smells Like Teen Spirit"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui2a2KTx60s