This week, I am delighted to be a guest on Hugh’s blog – Hugh’s Views and News, and his 49 Days in 1988 series. My music choice on his “music time machine” is “When the Sun Goes Down,” by my all time favourite band Thin Lizzy. Please call round and say “Hello.” All aboard the … More 49 Days In 1988: Week 45 – The Day After — Hugh’s Views & News
Clannad’s Roots Clannad hail from Dore, a townland around 3 miles from my home here in Donegal. The band’s original members included siblings Ciaran, Pol and Maire Brennan together with their uncles – twins Noel and Padraig Duggan. Ciaran, Pol and Maire’s parents Maire (known as Baba), and Leo had passed their gift for music … More Clannad
“In a song there is a soul that is eternal.” Ben Buddy Slack watched his grandmother Teresa (my aunt) deteriorate due to Alzheimer’s. “Towards the end me and my uncle sang her favourite songs to her. She was pretty unresponsive because she had Alzheimer’s – but when we began to sing she kind of lit … More The Swansong Project
Four members of Irish World music band “Kila” (the full band has eight members) braved showers of rain on Thursday to play in the courtyard of Glenveagh Castle as part of The Earagail Arts Festival. I was incredibly blessed to procure a ringside seat among an international audience dressed in raincoats and armed … More Kila at Glenveagh Castle
As I continue to enjoy my blogging slow down, I am unashamedly re-blogging another post. I hope you enjoy this musical interlude. I first saw Bryan Adams in Edinburgh on 20th February 1984, supporting Tina Turner on her “Private Dancer” Tour. I attended a second concert when Bryan was a most deserving lead performer. On 11 May … More Bryan Adams Rocks Belfast!
Titanic Belfast Today I am re-posting a taster from the prologue of my memoir “Watching the Daisies – Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow.” “Rainbows Over Belfast,” describes my colourful experiences at a Tom Jones concert, in August 2012. “Seconds later, a series of efficient roadies dressed in sombre shades of black, grey and olive … More Rainbows Over Belfast
Annagry Band braves the wind and rain ‘Tis St Patrick’s Day here in Donegal, and everyone is wearing green and/or shamrocks on their lapels. At mass this morning, we sang “Hail Glorious St Patrick, dear saint of of our isle, on us thy poor children, bestow a sweet smile… Sally and Angela are both in the … More Hail Glorius St Patrick