Greetings! Autumn is trying to arrive here in Minnesota — the weather is still a bit warmer than usual! I had a lovely summer, including a holiday in Ireland and a trip to the Willie Clancy Week in Clare and in August a nice Altan U.S. tour. My main focus until the Altan spring tour will be teaching at the wonderful Center for Irish Music where I offer a variety of lessons and classes — on guitar, songs, mythology… Oh, and round the New Year we’ll be heading to Donegal again and hope to catch some of the Gweedore Winter School events. All the best, Dáithí