“Jim Phillips and his wife Christy Leichty are artists and educators who love Cajun and Creole music and the culture so dearly that they moved to Louisiana to help rebuild and work in education after the 2005 hurricanes.
In addition to their educational endeavors there, they bought an old Texaco distribution center, moved it to a secret location, and outfitted it as a dance hall/theater called The Whirlybird. Some of the biggest names in Cajun music and beyond “pass a good time” there.”
Here is a link so you can read what Southern writer, Reese Fuller wrote about Christy and Jim when they first arrived in SWLA.
The video above is Christy and Jim dancing in Hollywood, County Wicklow to the esoteric musical group – Celjun – who play from Cajun to Celtic and everything in between. Christy and Jim, were inspired by this historical Celtic place, and fell in love with the famous pub, Tutty’s of Hollywood
– which is just down the hill from the 17th Century de-commissioned church where they are dancing. We are happy to say, without any help or hindrance from government officials, they have annexed a piece of Tutty’s, naming it “Tutty’s Annex”, and have installed it in their beloved Whirlybird.