Ep 16: Jewels in the West

Ep 16: Jewels in the West

The Irish pride themselves on their ingenuity. I mean how else could they have survived all that’s been thrown their way? That’s why, I think, they refuse to be turned down. Their tenacity seems to strengthen their resolve to find a way to make things work. Such is the case with the three characters you will meet in Episode 16.

A young Russian has become a top specialist in ancient Irish harps. Meet Natalie Surina and see how she’s preserving history.

 Natalie Surina playing an ancient Irish harp.

Natalie Surina playing an ancient Irish harp.

 Natalie in her workshop in Oughterard.

Natalie in her workshop in Oughterard.

 Detailed carvings on the ancient Irish harps

Detailed carvings on the ancient Irish harps

Lynsey de Burca is an up-and-coming jewelry designer already making a name for herself and her style. She draws inspiration from her life in Ireland.

 Lynsey de Burca in her workshop in Moycullen.

Lynsey de Burca in her workshop in Moycullen.

Find out where her ideas come from.

 Lynsey’s tools of the trade.

Lynsey’s tools of the trade.

 Lynsey de Burca designs.

Lynsey de Burca designs.

And Taran Stakem is one of many buskers trying new ideas on the streets of Galway with innovative music, and as he sees it,”living the dream.”

 Taran Stakem at the Tiny Trader’s Village in Galway.

Taran Stakem at the Tiny Trader’s Village in Galway.

 Lap style guitar in action!

Lap style guitar in action!

Meet them all in Episode 16 of Erin’s Isle.

Holy Smokes! Holy Water!

Holy Smokes! Holy Water!

Ep 15: Will You Meet Me on Clare Island?

Ep 15: Will You Meet Me on Clare Island?