This always puts a smile on my face, whatever the weather 🙂 http://youtu.be/kVu5uR_GHWk
I thought it might be a good idea to explain this wonderfully versatile instrument that I play and am using for my compositions, particularly the current multimedia project with my sister & her husband that is nearing completion. So, here it is! The NS Stick is a result of a collaboration between Emmet Chapman, the … Continue reading NS Stick, the story .
I was very proud to been involved in the production of this album of favourite songs by the Furey brothers and Davey Arthur. George, Eddie and myself had many hours of music, stories, biscuits and just good fun in the making of this one and I got to play a few instruments on it as … Continue reading The Fureys and Davey Arthur
I heard an old "Pentangle" album recently called "Basket of light" and it unleashed a flood of musical memories which took me back to a rare television series from c.1970 called "Revolution" ( I think) that we were allowed to watch in school study time, well a few of us non rugby types anyway! I … Continue reading Inspiration
There's no place like home After a long day fighting evil, there's nothing like a nice walk home through the woods.
The sunken villageI never realised what lay under the vast expanse of Blessington lake in Co. Wicklow until I asked!An interesting story of a landscape completely remodelled during the earlier years of the twentieth century. Check it out for yourself.
Just had the pleasure of playing Bass on some tracks for Johnny Brady from Northern Ireland, this man has a great voice!
It being a stormy (very) day and I sitting there with my NS Stick strapped on waiting for a tune to appear.....nothing.....still nothing! OK, jump in the car and drive to Drumcliffe church of Ireland where WB is buried and walk around a bit, maybe something will happen. Drumcliffe is a lovely country church and … Continue reading Drumcliffe
Recording in Windmill Lane for the "Long black veil" album with the Rolling Stones & the Chieftains, a memorable occasion. Posted from WordPress for Android