This year we had a sweet ending at Christmas when Shamrock and Peach catered the end of year Christmas party for the Gettys in Nashville Tennessee, home of country music. The party was a celebration of “Joy, An Irish Christmas Tour’ presented in 20 cities in the US by Keith and Kristen Getty and everyone at Getty music. The tour was attended by a whopping 60,000 people across North America and in several prestigious concert halls including Carnegie Hall (New York) and the fabulous Fox Theatre here in Atlanta.
We were invited to the concert at the Fox Theater in Atlanta the evening before we drove to Tennessee, and were literally blown away by the standard of the musicianship. Wow!…the singing, the dancing, the playing – not to mention some on stage who played while dancing!! – no mean feat! The music itself gave tribute to the roots of Bluegrass music with guest Ricky Skaggs tearing up the stage with Bluegrass examples of how the Irish have impacted the culture of the Southlands and it’s so inspiring that I get to celebrate those same roots through the language of really great food.
Keith Getty even gave a shout out to ‘The Shamrock and Peach’ book when referring to marriage of Ireland to the Southlands and it was such an honor and it literally took my breath away to be considered!
Hope you enjoy a few pictures from our event and a super yummy idea to swirl melted chocolate through the Irish butter fudge (recipe in my cook book). A sweet ending to my menu and year!
Wishing you a touch of Irish Joy!
Judith the Irish foodie