A tuneful St. Patrick's Day tribute at Fairfield Library
The audience jigged, tapped and even whistled in time to traditional Irish melodies that filled a corner of the Fairfield Public Library on Saturday -- a musical tribute to St. Patrick's Day.
Fairfielders Sally and Damian Connolly performed the holiday interlude for a crowd of nearly 100 people, many of whom wore articles of green for the occasion.
The Connollys sang and played instruments -- from the fiddle to the accordion -- for renditions of popular and melancholy Irish ballads.
Town Librarian Karen Ronald said of the program: "We wanted to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and recognize the diversity of ethnicities in the town of Fairfield. This is part of the town's diversity initiative, marrying local interests and a need for tolerance of all people."
Ronald said it was especially heartwarming to see people of all ages in attendance, "celebrating music and being part of this community."