‘Tis the season for Christmas programmes, and Seth was recently invited to one put on by the traditional Irish music and dance school whose building we meet in for church. The stage was full of musicians playing fiddles, banjos, accordions, and various other instruments, but there was still a little bit of room in the middle for the Irish dancers. After a break for tea, everyone came back and the mic was opened for people from the audience to share a ‘party piece’, which is a song or dance they have ready for social gatherings (this is a country that highly values music!). If the musicians know that you can sing, than the party piece is not optional – you just have to get up and sing. So Seth sang ‘Sweet Little Jesus Boy’, as a way to share traditional music from our part of the world and to focus attention on what Christmas is really about. He even remembered all the words!
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