Songs of hope in a bouquet that is rooted in my Irish-American history of balancing struggle with the joys of music. One of the songs, 'Before He Went To War', was written in honor of my brother, Bob, who served in the Vietnam War and died in 2003. This and six other songs I wrote that are on my CD 'Mystic Dreams' are statements about the human condition originating from the lives of ordinary people like myself. Also, going along with the folk traditions in a Celtic heritage, I like to be outdoors in nature where naturally magical things are occurring every minute...even though we don't usually see them. That's probably why the leprechauns came into being...to help us to dream and imagine and continue to be creative. I came from an era that thought it was on the verge of changing the course of history by transforming the world into a global community of peace. And despite the many disappointments since then, I still carry that torch. Enjoy Peace and Love Patty.