A few years ago, my now-husband and I spent a few days biking through western Ireland. Along the way, we stumbled across a weathered billboard near the tiny (800 year-round residents) town of Lisdoonvarna, advertising an annual matchmaking festival.
60,000 people come to this festival, every year, from all over the world. And the main attraction is the matchmaker: a man named Willie Daly. In Episode 3 of The Specialist, I tell the unlikely story of how Willie and I met (there's a barn dance), share the matchmaker's advice for getting lucky, and share one of my favorite live performances anyone's ever given.
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