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Niall Connolly

School Days Over Cover – Gig Cancellations

Rockaway, March 15th, 2020 Since we’re going to have to dig deep to get through the next few months, this old Ewan MacColl mining song came to mind.  This next week of gigs are cancelled, with further cancellations very likely. It’s the socially responsible course of action, but it’ll be […]

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She Makes Me Want to Wash My Hands

March 10th, 2020 Rockaway Park, NY   I have a tiny human. I have friends and family that are more vulnerable than I am. I’ve washed my hands a bajillion times recently.  I’m more hygienic than I’ve ever been. I’ve also touched my face a bajillion times. Have you ridden […]

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A D- Day Veteran Makes Me Promise to Get a Fishing Rod

Rockaway Beach, NY Feb 24th, 2020 It’s a quiet time. A strange time. I’m keeping my ears piqued and my antennae fine tuned to find new stories and songs and opportunities. It’s a strange time,  an in between time, a quiet time, a divisive time, a February time, a rest […]

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The Best Review I’ve Received In Quite a While

Rockaway Park, NY, December 7th, 2019 Though I did not get 50 million Spotify streams this past year, I did just receive this very inspiring note from a young man in Australia. Mark wandered randomly into one of my New York gigs 7 years ago and very deliberately came back […]

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Man Vs. Machine

Machine: Say and spell first name Me: Saoirse. S-A-O-I-R-S-E Machine: I did not get that. Me: Saoirse. S-A-O-I-R-S-E Machine: I did not get that. Try this format. Mary. M-A-R-Y. Me: Saoirse. S-A-O-I-R-S-E Machine: I did not get that. Try this format. Mary. M like moon -A like apple-R like river-Y […]

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