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 […]

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In the Confession Box with E.W. Harris

    Confession Box Songs: Week 4 Last night Steve Goulding asked the very fair question, “The Confession Box? Is it small and judgmental?”, “Does it at least smell of incense?” No, an no. It’s a song club, in bar in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.  A filtered songwriter […]

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Pictures and Words – Dublin and Dundalk

Myself and Brendan Behan by the Royal Canal. Dublin 2016 April 5th, 2016 Dublin draped in flags. Dublin remembers 1916. Dublin in the sunshine in the Spring. Bobby Sands’ quote on the side of the Auld Triangle. By the Royal Canaaaaaaal. A fine quote, though plenty of blood spilled before […]

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Dublin, Bantry, Cork and Ballydehob

Monday April 4th, 2016 Catching up with myself on the aircoach Brussels airport reopens. Doping allegations in British Sport. Star Wars to be filmed in West Cork…and the English Market. Is that true ? Mad. I’ve been a bit slow with the blog the last week or so, as I […]

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Fake Giraffes, Rainbows, Molly’s Lips, and Glen Hansard Tweets.

  Wednesday March 30th, Train from Wexford to Dublin It is a glorious spring day. Ireland’s east coast is awash with yellows, browns and greens entombed in a concave perfect blue and white Simpson’s sky. After the wet and dreary weather, this is the kind of light that would give […]

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“From Hell, Hull, and Halifax, Good Lord, deliver us”

Monday March 21st, 2016, Nondescript Hotel Room, Leeds French and Belgian leaders speak of Saleh Abdessalem arrest. Obama visits Cuba. Cameron under attack for British budget. Connolly typing in hotel room in Leeds. Saturday March 18th, 2016 Manchester Mac dropped me off in Manchester before making his way onward to […]

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