After a brief stay in California and then Colorado, Ethna McBride ended up in Baltimore, and the two now have four daughters and seven grandchildren. They live in Parkville in Baltimore County.
McBride made his living as a photo engraver until he retired last December. He also has been host of the "Reflections of Ireland" radio show on WTMB (89.7 FM) for almost 20 years. The show is on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
FOR THE RECORD - In yesterday's Live section, an article about the Irish Festival incorrectly reported the call letters of a local radio station. The radio show "Reflections of Ireland" is heard on WTMD (89.7 FM). The Sun regrets the error.
He returns to Ireland every year for a visit, but Baltimore is where he's made a life.
After all, we do have those lovely, warm summers.
"I know the heat bothers a lot of people," McBride says. "But I like to go swimming. And we get a lot of rain there."
What: Baltimore Irish Festival
When: Tomorrow, concert at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.
Where: 5th Regiment Armory, 219 29th Division St., near the state office building complex at Howard and Preston streets
Tickets: $7; $5 seniors; $3 children 12-17; free for kids under 12. Tomorrow night's concert with Black 47 costs $18, which includes a free festival admission Saturday or Sunday.