Wednesday is music day in St Patrick’s College. At lunch time, they showcase the huge skills and incredible variety of music that is taught and studied at the college. Today was Blues day. It was 45 minutes of spectacular playing. To my untrained ears, this was a truly professional session. And Pádraig enjoyed it as much as I did.

Equally professional and equally spectacular was Pádraig’s music therapy session in the afternoon. It was all ‘rattle and drum’ (to quote and slightly adapt our friends from U2). Here was Pádraig beating a drum with his left foot (and later with his right foot too) and rattling the bells with is hand. In rhythm  and harmony.

Today was a good day. Full of music and craftsmanship. And rhythm and joy.