Happy Birthday Rockwood Music Hall

Rockaway Beach, NY, February 27th, 2019 Rachel said this new place Rockwood Music Hall, was pretty small and an excellent listening room. Two things I desperately craved. I was still living in Ireland when my friend Rachel Loshak told me about Rockwood Music Hall. In those days I was touring Europe an awful lot. Scheming…

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Turning Sound Into Soilds

Rockaway, October 29th, 2019 Modern living can be abstract.   I’m making soup. Turnips, onions, garlic, celery, cauliflower, carrots and sweet potatoes. I played at Saugerties Farmers’ Market on Saturday morning and my tip jar included two big bags of vegetables. In an age of digital pennies and virtual likes, I enjoy the directness of…

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Goodnight Fawkner – Song Club Moves to Stella and Fly

Rockaway Park, Tuesday, August 27th, 2019   Goodnight Fawkner I’m sorry to share the news that Fawkner closed its doors this weekend. We’ve been hosting Big City Folk Song Club there for the last few years and at the same address prior to that when it was Ceol. Thanks to everyone we worked with there…

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Don’t Miss Ian Fitzgerald at Big City Folk Song Club

November 28th, 2018 I first heard Ian Fitzgerald’s music whilst on tour with Anna Tivel in August. We  shared a bill with him in Providence. His album has been in the CD player of our Honda Civic since then. Ian writes some of the most writing dense, intelligent, catchy songs I’ve heard in quite sometime.…

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Dream Away Lodge, Becket, MA – Tonight

Tonight I return to Dream Away Lodge in Becket. I love it there. Hidden away in the woods in Western Massachusetts it was a former haunt of Bob Dylan, Rick Dank and Joan Baez. It’s a great room to sing in and the proprietor Daniel is fantastic host. Dream Away Lodge was almost certainly in…

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Thank you – That was fun!

  Prospect Park, Brooklyn,  Monday June 12th, 8am.   Air quality warning from 10am. What precisely are you supposed to do during an air quality warning? Take a deep breath at 9.59am? It’s 8am and I am in Prospect Park to get a few of those breaths. New York would be impossible without its parks.…

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