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Blog Archive for August, 2013

A Wounded Bird TAB

Posted on 27 Aug 2013

So I was asked by Michael Larocci last week on Youtube for the guitar TAB of A Wounded Bird and although it took a while to cobble it together, I now have an approximation of the song in guitar TAB here.( If you don’t know what guitar TAB is, it’s just a way for guitarists to learn and read music. ) If you are a guitarist and want to learn it, here it is, good luck and let me know how you get on.

A Wounded Bird TAB (Right Click and Save Link As)

Culture Night

Posted on 14 Aug 2013

Culture night is a great occasion for the arts to open up to the general public in a generous way.  In the past I’ve done Irish songwriting Workshops and concerts in Irish.  This year it’s on the Friday the 20th of September. I’m delighted to be involved with two events that night.

Firstly from 6 to 8pm in Tallaght Library.

Friday 20th September 6:00- 8:00 pm. Culture Night 2013 at the County Library.  Where Literary and Historical Figures Come to Life! Meet Jonathan Harker, as he reads from his journal, the frightful events that occurred in Count Dracula’s castle. Listen with delight as Oscar WIlde tells the story of The Selfish Giant. He will then introduce us to his latest play, The Importance of Being Earnest, where Lady Bracknell and Algenon are about to have afternoon tea. Visit Seán O’Casey’s tenement Dublin and gaze with wonder as Mrs. Gogan gossips about Nora Clitheroe’s antics. Be inspired by Big Jim Larkin’s speech from Dublin Castle, and Padraig Pearse’s graveside oration. For children, Irish History Live will bring the days of the Dublin tenements in 1913 to life. These wonderful snapshots of Irish literature and history will be supported by the music of Enda Reilly and Stephen James Smith. All welcome!

Culture Night

Click for the main Culture Night page.

And secondly as part of The Nighthawks annual Oxfam concert in the Oxfam shop on Parliament Street, Dublin.  This will be from 7 to 10pm and I’ll be on at 9.35pm. (This may be aired live on RTE One as it was last year. )

I hope you attend something in your local area for Culture Night and if i see you on the night that’d be great!

Tai- As Lithuania

Posted on 13 Aug 2013

I’m delighted to be the Irish Language performer this year at the Tai As (It’s Me) festival in Vilnius and surrounding cities in Lithuania in mid October. I’ve never been to Lithuania and I’m sure it’ll be a fantastic experience playing my new Irish Songs for them and hearing more music from all round the world. My Lithuanian is a bit rusty so I’ll stick to the Gaeilge.

Tai As