First. Two songs by a band called Kila. Which I've had a very difficult time tracking down online. No videos to add of them today. Although, if the links below don't work, you should be able to google either the songs (artist first, song second) and the first option should be to play the song on ilike.com.
But, you should be able to listen to the first here. It is a song called Ní Liom Féin.
And the second...well, the second I can't seem to find. Hey professional bloggers out there! Can I upload music to make it available to listeners without violating copyright? Or in other words, without making it downloadable (I don't think that's a word...)? Anyway, it is a song called An Tiománaí, and you should be able to find it online too. Same thing. Just google it. It's wonderful. Both of those songs are too happy to be anything other than wonderful. I particularly like singing along to the second one.
Second. I watched this movie on Netflix a few days ago. A friend recommended it to me, knowing my Celtiphile tendencies. It is called "The Secret of Kells" and it is a little animated film sort of about the Book of Kells and the images in the book, mixed in with a bunch of the history of the book and a good dose of folk lore to go along with it.
Here's a preview for the film.
(The Secret of Kells - Promotional Trailer)
And a song from the film.
(Aisling's Song - The Secret of Kells)
It isn't necessarily anything extraordinary, but on a day when you need a few extra happy thoughts, or something beautiful, it is nice to have things like these.