Hey folks, My band, Hard To Port, had the pleasure of being the opening band for Máiréad Nesbitt a week ago, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center. Máiréad is a former (and founding) Celtic Woman member. More info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Máiréad_Nesbitt We played three traditional tunes/songs: Coleman's March into Dans En Dro, and Spancil Hill (with a bit of "Brenda Stubbert's Reel" mixed in); and three originals: Sign of the Crescent Moon, Pirate's Revenge, and Gypsy Once Again. I have video of our 25 min set, from a fixed position, and I intend to get it edited down for a few good songs to publish on the YouTube thingy sooner or later. But for now, here are a few shots we gathered: The view from the stage during set-up. I played mandolin and that awesome P245SH! The acoustic guitar belongs to the other guitarist. (I had my Starla as backup.) This was taken right after the curtain rose. Yes, they had a real curtain! And here we are back stage with Máiréad (she's the one in all-white). She is tiny! That's my wife standing beside her, and I'm right behind her (only one looking at this camera!) It was a huge thrill, our performance high lasted all weekend long! I think we played very well, nice and tight, no flubs. My rock'n'roll guitar lead during one of our originals (Pirate's) came out pretty good - I usually improvise, but I did a little bit of planning to make sure it has some basic structure for once.