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Electric Picnic was Mucky!

Posted on 8 Sep 2009

Had a great weekend at electric picnic playing in the Irish Tent (Pobal Gaelach) every day. On friday after spending quite a while in traffic (thanks to Dave Conway of the DC Experiment for the lift!) I got to the picnic grounds after a long walk throught the muck, got the tent up and went straight to the Irish tent in the Mindfield area to do my gig (40 mins in Irish) which was a nice start to just get stuck in! My new song Dónal Ná Fág went down well and I did a version of  The Lakes of Ponchartrain in Irish too. My other Irish songs which I sang were Cur an Long ag Seol, Mol an Aimsir, Ceol as an Dorchadas, an Bainne Dearg and A Ógánaigh an Chúil Cheangailte.

On Saturday and Sunday I played as part of the Cabaret Craiceáilte which had a great line up including Doiminic Mac Giolla Bhrighde,  Bubba Shakespeare, Fiach, Máire Áine Ní Íarnáin, Darach Mac Mathúna, Tura Artura and Kila.

Thanks to Enda Roche (Brown Bread Mixtape) and Mark Flynn (Lazy Band and Blood Red Mountain Band) who played Djembe  and Mandolin resp. in the Sunday set with me at very short notice.

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