Dance Among The Snowdrops

Dance among the Snowdrops or alternatively "Come on inside my head...again". Before this crazy Covid19 pandemic descended on us this year most of my recent musical working life was "Drive..Play..Drive..Sleep", whether it was driving to a recording session or to play at a concert or to play at a dance with Derek Ryan. Funnily enough … Continue reading Dance Among The Snowdrops

En Splendo Isoleco (Esperanto) “In splendid isolation”

  En Splendo Isoleco (Esperanto) “In splendid isolation” En Splendo Isoleco, a dream sequence by members of the artistic community  trapped in a  #COVID19 cave of crushing  hopelessness and despair. An evocative soundtrack with a background of incessant dripping water  continually reminding them of  their predicament – eliciting feelings of confusion hurt & frustration,  – … Continue reading En Splendo Isoleco (Esperanto) “In splendid isolation”

After the Snow

What can I say about "Daisy" my Double Bass. We have been playing on numerous recordings together for more years than I care to remember, including some of Christy Hennessy's most iconic tracks, the original #Galway Girl with #Steve Earle, A man of constant sorrow with Jackson Browne, The Rocky road to Dublin with #The … Continue reading After the Snow

The Fairies of Lough Sheelin

When my two daughters were young, we lived in the hills near the Arigna mountains and one our favourite pastimes was to search for Fairies, Elves, Goblins and other woodland beings in the neighbouring forests and around Lough Arrow and Lough Key. The girls loved it and having very active imaginations we could find evidence … Continue reading The Fairies of Lough Sheelin

Come on inside my head…If you dare!

https://youtu.be/ufAcIcvFZ1M Take a trip inside my head for an audiovisual feast of what makes me tick. The music was composed by myself using Cubase pro 10.5 and the video was edited in Filmora 9.3 (thanks to Kieran Leonard for the Drums and Anvils, Enda Dempsey, Kane O'Rourke, Emily Blennerhassett, Shane Mc Gilton, Willie Dunne, Robbie … Continue reading Come on inside my head…If you dare!

My tribute to Christie Hennessy

Over a period of several years I had the great pleasure of recording and playing live with one of Ireland's greatest songwriters, the late Christie Hennessy. We also became great friends and I decided that during the Irish Lockdown I would do a tribute to him in my own inimitable way. So to do this … Continue reading My tribute to Christie Hennessy

I shall be released!

An online collaboration of like minds to beat the lockdown blues https://youtu.be/mm-pZ3SiWe0 I Shall Be Released Bob Dylan Peter Millar (guitar & vocals) Holywood Richard Nelson (pedal steel) Kinlough, Leitrim Alan Thompson (harmonica) Alicante, Spain Jackie Rainey (guitar, vocals) Belfast Laurence McKeown (drums) Holywood Robert Best (vocals) Holywood James Blennerhassett (bass) Ballybrittas, Laois Emma Doran … Continue reading I shall be released!