Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ireland Official Pictures & Liblog 2013

Hey, everybody! I need to catch up on so much Libera news. First I'm going back to the Armagh DVD concert from August 2013. Once you've read it, I'll put it with the September postings where it should have gone. How did I skip this? Oh, maybe it's because I actually got to go to Ireland to see Libera! And then I went to London!!! :D And then I went to university...

Anyway, a boy (or boys) wrote 2 Liblogs about their trip called "Interesting Ireland - North and South." You can read it here. We found out that they flew to Belfast and stayed at a boarding school in the Republic of Ireland...only this boarding school was awesome. Lots of room to run, no studying, AND a catering staff! Their daily schedule was Breakfast, Rehearsal, Lunch, Free Time, Dinner, Rehearsal/Movie. Lots of rehearsals because all the songs were new versions, and they wanted to do a really good job for the DVD. 

Gabe is so cute! :D

Free time was spent inside playing table tennis (Tom DL and Sam Wiggin were the champs!), K'Nex, pool, or Nintendo. 

Kuba & Sam playing. Tom DL & Sam were the champs!

Ralph & Josh playing. Looks like they're all playing in a round.

Outside free time was for tennis, football, rounders, swimming, or croquet. I had to look up that rounders game. It sounds sort of like a one-handed softball/baseball game. 

Lucas playing tennis

Dylan must have made a great shot!

Playing football

Great form, Tom!

The Fun Fair sounds great, but I guess Kuba threw up on the Vominator ride. Ugh! Sorry, Kuba. Guess there's a reason it's called the Vominator.   

Is that the infamous Vominator behind Matthew J & Henry?!

Nano Ben at the shooting gallery

Ben needs more sugar! lol And I LOVE cotton candy!

Cassius loves to take the funny pictures! :D

And a water sports centre is a great way to run off all your energy! How awesome is that "iceberg?!"  

All smiles!

Matthew J & Marc canoeing

Huge iceberg!

Next they traveled up to Armagh, Northern Ireland. 

Hey, Jude! Yeah...I just wanted to say that. lol.

While there they went to the Navan Fort (or Emain Macha, seat of the Kings of Ulster around 95 BC) and the Armagh Observatory. I went to both of those, too! Libera didn't show any pictures of that,'s mine. I apparently missed out on building Celtic shields and space rockets. lol. Even though Astronomy is my favorite science subject, I was happiest that the observatory had Orange Fanta with real sugar! It tastes so much better than back home! :D 

This Iron Age couple never broke character!

Reconstructed round house from early Iron Age.

Every spaceman statue is meant to be climbed on.

310 pound meteorite found in Argentina

Are you exhausted yet? Wait! They still have a concert to film! 
Alex Gula is ready to sing!

Libera had a sort of dress rehearsal/concert the first night and a full concert with lots of people there the second night. Both were filmed, but the cameras were moved to different spots each night. Here's my review of the concert. I think I counted 9 cameras. It was a beautiful concert, even if they did have to stop between songs to change positions or get their hair fixed. 

The boys had to have their hair fixed a lot because their
mics needed to be hidden. The mic came up the back of their neck, 
across the top of their head to the top of their forehead.

The director, R. Medwyn Hughes, backstage watching the camera feeds

I love this pic with Robert Prizeman, Tiarnan, Simon Lewis, Jonathan,
Alex, Josh, Cassius, Isaac & Daniel filming the "Behind the Scenes" parts.

More "Behind the Scenes" with Michael UR, Eoghan & Cassius

Filming with the jibby-jib camera that can go up really high.

Another one of my favorite pictures! Sam, Michael UR, Gabe & Isaac.

If you haven't gotten the DVD or CD yet, you'll want it for your collection. It's awesome! Here's where to get it. Thanks to Libera for sharing your great Liblog and pictures!

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