There are a million ways to get in the Irish spirit this season. Leprechauns, rainbows, and shamrocks are posted in store windows and on community walls. Irish fiddlers are sitting on street corners. Everybody is wearing green socks, shirts, earrings, tattoos. It’s everywhere!
The easiest way to get my older adult clients in the spirit is to bring loads of green shakers, a penny whistle, and a bodhrán.
A penny whistle is a fun, easy instrument that you can carry around in a purse or a guitar case. Bring it to the beach or to the mountains and play it in nature. Or play it with friends. You can make up your own melody or learn some traditional Irish tunes.
The bodhrán is a traditional Irish frame drum that is commonly used in Irish music today. You can keep the downbeat on your drum with 2,700 other musicians here at the world’s largest Irish music jam session:
Finally, if a green shaker, penny whistle, and bodhrán are too far out of reach, simply turn on some Van Morrison, U2, or Lisa Hannigan and make up your own Irish jig!