Okay, I confess I do love to watch these talent shows from time to time simply because the most amazing gifted people do show up out of nowhere. Like this young man. I mean, you really don't see this angelic voice coming. I'm right there with the ladies weeping in the audience.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
This video is from last year's Music Under the Mountains Festival held annually in Hollywood, Co. Wicklow. I went over the mountains via Glendalough on Saturday to enjoy a fine sunny day and great trad music at this year's festival. It made me homesick for Kinvara. Tutty's Bar and the Hollywood Inn and the friendliness of everybody was just like the sessions I used to go to when I lived in the West of Ireland. Craic agus ceol.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
I'm a little in shock here as I have just discovered that this brilliant young man - whom I listen to all the time in the car when I am travelling - died three years ago! How tragic. He is playing in the old style here, but he was also a techno-piper, plugging his bagpipes into electronic gadgets with amazing results. Oh I am so sad. He was only a little while upon the earth. Ochón. Ochón.