Delia O'Halloran was the first neighbor I met on my initial visit to Ireland in Rosscahill, Co. Galway on the coast of Loch Corrib. It was my daily routine to visit Delia and share my travel adventures of the day, or I would occasionally chauffer her to Oughterard so she could run errands. She was a very sweet, kind woman. She taught me how to prepare a turf fire in her hearth. Delia passed away in February 2008. I dedicate this album in her memory. I chose for this album a collection of traditional music and originals reflecting my experiences in Ireland and the history of the places in which I spent most of my time ~ the Connemara areas of Galway and Mayo. I began this album 4 years ago in 2004 and it has been long overdue. A year into the project, I returned to school to complete the required prerequisite courses to become a physical therapist. With those requirements now complete, I begin my doctorate in August 2009. For those who have been waiting for so long for this album, thanks for your patience.