Wonderful last week to play at the Galway Guitar Night, it’s just great to play for such an appreciative audience and to have the opportunity to play an acoustic set. Loved hearing Megacone’s music with their 7th string guitars and tight arrangements, it’s like Ozric Tenticles meets Flash Gordan epic space adventures. Jake Curran was a real pleasure too, great tone, jazzy blues grooves and a fab rhythm section too top it off.
As for me at the moment, I’m busy teaching, practicing and writing and planning the year ahead. I’ve a few tours in the pipe line and some new recordings to finish off and get ready to release. Last year it was great o be involved in so many projects. I recorded on the Murmurations Album with John Conneely and Peader King, We Banjo 3’s live album, some other session work was released too and of course the biggy I finished and released ‘White Crow’ my fourth solo album which was a big and fun undertaking. Another lovely project on too was with Peader King for an album Notre Dame University playing more Traditional music and finishing off with a concert in Kylemore Abbey. It was great last year to play the Suwalki Blues festival in Poland with my Trio and do 2 tours with Brother Dege playing in Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Austria and Luxumbourg. It was a blast to being playing in so many great places with good people. Who know’s where this year will bring me to play, I’ll keep you posted. As for this weekend I’m playing the Twelve this weekend on Sunday, might even bring out the Mandolin as it’s Valentines day and then head for a jam with the wonderful John Conneely Inc. in the Roisin Duph’s afterwards for great gig, jam and vibe.