Stanley Super 800 Gatecrashing

Where does the weekend go? Last weekend was "getting the baby stuff together" weekend, but it was also buy another UPS time too as Blarney was hit by another couple of power cuts. It was also Ken‘s stag and I was simply too tired to go out on Saturday night so I missed all the fun in the Indian Palace and the pub afterwards. Sorry about that! Sunday morning was more of the same – work some photos for the blog, build a chest of drawers. Who knew preparing for a baby would be so much work? Anyway, come 4pm Sunday afternoon I was in the old tram power station… Read More

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Trad Irish Music Gig at an Spailpin Fanach

Dancing and music went on for several hours in An Spailpin Fanach on Wednesday night to raise funds for charity. My brother Donal and his girlfriend Celine are off to Lesotho in April for 10 days with the ISPCC. You can read more about it on ispccinafrica.com.

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Pure joy! A child on drums!

Pure joy! A child on drums! Can you imagine the noise? Well, don’t worry, it was in the middle of the street! A child took control of the drums while the adults took a break during the Cork Folk Festival. From the programme I guess the group singing and dancing with accompanied drums and music were the “Christ Restoration Ministries Gospel Choir”. A large crowd gathered around so it was difficult to get any shots of the dancing, not surprising really because they were very good. I like this: Battersea Power Station and Grosvenor Bridge because the photographer, Dave Gorman, had a positive experience with the police. (via)

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Queen at the Ballet

Queen at the Ballet Queen at the Ballet Queen at the Ballet – Radio GaGa Queen at the Ballet – Radio GaGa Queen at the Ballet – God Save The Queen Queen at the Ballet is a ballet accompanied by the music of Queen. It features an on-stage orchestra, and two charismatic vocalists sing and act as ringmasters for the action on stage. It played for the last two weeks in the Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, but it’s moving on now. If the show comes to your city make sure you go! I’m a big fan of Queen music, so seeing this show was an emotional and amazing experience for… Read More

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Mick Flannery at the Spiegeltent

Mick Flannery at the Spiegeltent The Lynch Mob join Mick Flannery Mick Flannery played to a sold out audience in the Spiegeltent last night. He has an amazing voice, he’s a great song writer and the audience were up in arms crying and shouting for encores at the end of the gig. The Lynch Mob joined Mick Flannery on stage to the delight of the audience.

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Scapa Flo, Blackpool Shopping Center

Scapa Flo, Blackpool Shopping Center Scapa Flo played for free in aid of the Belarussian Orphanage Project. Pictured here are 3 of the band members.

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Hazel O’Connor live in An Cruiscin Lan, Cork

Hazel O’Connor live in An Cruiscin Lan, Cork Cormac De Barra accompanying Hazel O’Connor Hazel O’Connor performed in An Cruiscin Lan last night. She has a great voice, and her songs are very emotionally charged and from the heart. I loved how she told a short story about each song. It really brought it home how her mind works.

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