Add discipline to creativity and finish it off with a passion for life and one can share beauty. This is a beautiful post from Owen-enjoy!
I started piano lessons at the age of 11; I’ve never stopped playing since. I’ve continued to perform in public at least weekly for most of that time; often, I perform music I myself have written, such as the simple piece attached here.
We had books of old Scottish and Irish folk songs in our house when I was a teen, and my mother could sometimes be prevailed upon to sing if I ever played them. No one in my family really liked singing solos, so these were rare and memorable events. There was a connection to the old countries in this music, for her, and for me, and they make for some of my fondest memories.
I wrote this piece as a tribute to that music, trying to capture the feel of it rather than anything specific.
“Spéir,” by the way, is the Gaelic word for “Heaven”.