Ireland 2002

Po‘ahā, 4 Iulai, 2002

Ua polapola maikaʻi koʻu kino i kēia lā, no laila,ua hele nō au i ka papa i kēia lā. Ua kālaiwa mākou a hiki i kekahi pāka kahi e kū ohaoha ana he mau pali uʻi loa, ʻo Slieve League kona inoa. ʻO ia nā pali kai kiʻekiʻe loa o ʻEulopa.

ʻO Altan ka hui hoʻokani mele kuʻuna kaulana loa o ʻIlelani. Nui aʻe paha ke kaulana o The Chieftans ma ʻAmelika, ʻaʻole i makemake nui ʻia lākou e ka poʻe a māua i walaʻau pū ai ma ʻIlelani nei. No ko Altan kekahi hale inu pia ma ke kaona ʻo Carrick, a ma laila mākou i hoʻomaha iki ai ma hope o ka piʻi ʻana e ʻike iā Slieve League. Ma ke komo ʻana i loko o ka hale, ua hoʻokipa ʻia mākou e Mairead Ní Mhaoinaigh, ka wahine puʻukani o Altan! Ua komo ʻo ia i loko o ka lumi me mākou (he kope a he kī wale nō kā mākou i inu ai), a hīmeni pū ʻo Mairead lāua ʻo kona makuakāne i kekahi mele ʻōlelo ʻAiliki. Wahi a Seán, he mea kūikawā kāna hīmeni ʻana, ma muli o ka nui o kā lākou huakaʻi ʻana, ʻaʻole i ʻike nui ʻia ko Altan ma ia hale. Nui ka lili o nā haumāna ʻē aʻe ma ka lohe ʻana i kēia nūhou. Ua hele nui kekahi o nā haumāna i ia hale inu pia hoʻokani me ka manaʻolana e lohe ʻia ana ʻo Mairead mā, ʻaʻole naʻe i lohe ʻia kona leo nahenahe.

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