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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Come on Tour with Me

JFK International Airport, Terminal 4 – Saturday, November 4th, 7:22am I’m sitting in a brightly lit cafe. Trying to pry my eyes open with a watery coffee. I am putting the coffee in my mouth but it might be more effective to pour it directly into my eyeball. A somewhat tortuous version of “They Can’t…

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It Says In The Papers – Tour Countdown

Take that Rupert Murdoch! Take that Tronald Dump! Take that Flinthart Glomgold!* Take that, Take That! My tour countdown continues. Ireland are you ready for a post Electric Picnic, Connolly Acoustic Picnic tour? I fly out on Monday night. I’m playing Bangor, Dundalk, Cork, Bantry, Galway, Myrtleville, Ballymore Eustace, Wexford and Dublin. This week I…

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Thank You For The Music – BCFF Review

Saturday morning, I woke up sweating and switched on the radio to the sound of the Mayor  cautioning people to stay indoors till 9pm, Sunday. The heat advisory, collided precisely with the Big City Folk Festival. Well, why start listening to City Hall now? It was already really hot. I hoped anybody would show up.…

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Interview with Minds in Music/Royal College Of Psychiatrists

Here’s an interview I did with Dr. John Tully for the latest Minds in Music blog on the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ website. John’s an old friend, a psychiatrist and a musician, as such he is very well qualified to ask these questions . I enjoyed doing this piece about mental health and touring with…

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