So far there’s been a really enjoyable trip to Sixmilebridge Festival in County Clare where I made the second appearance of my life in a Court House, this time to do a gig.
Tomorrow night it’s closer to home, The Community Centre in Laurencetown County Down, a wonderful spot where storytellers emerge from the shadows of the old converted school house as the night goes on.
In the month ahead there’s a trip to Strib Festival in Denmark, a gig with The Sands Family in Cookstown and then back to home soil for the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival.
As well as covering the miles it’s always great to see how some of the songs I’ve written turn up in all kinds of places and appear in all shapes of cover versions.
Let me steer you towards an amazing recording of “The Night is Young” by the USM Concert Choir in the USA
well worth a look and a listen if you have the time!
Still in the time of year where plans are being made and there’s a bit of time to look at what other artistes are up to…from time to time I’d like to do just that here.
So, if your vision is blurring from looking into screens and your mind is numb at what’s coming out of them, you might like to take a few minutes to hear Wee Wise Words, the story of the world according to some very young children from my part of the world, illustrated, with inspired animation, I think, by a Belgian artist now living in Belfast, Joel Simon
Hope you enjoy having a look!
More gigs going up here all the time, I hope you’ll look in here now and again, and better still, that you might find your way to one of them!