So this is the 35th of 35 daily blogs which I decided to write on the train to Dublin one Wednesday at the start of April. It’s… Read more “The end…or the beginning??”
Month: May 2018
The small crowd
I have heard it many times after a gig – ‘that was lovely, it was just a pity there weren’t more there’. I have felt it myself… Read more “The small crowd”
Practice the bow!
There is a lot of children’s music happening in my car these days – it’s the wonderful stage of life we are at. Some I like, some… Read more “Practice the bow!”
Music college was a funny place for me. I was 24 entering while most were 18 and knew a lot more about music than I did. So… Read more “Just play”
Connect? connect? CONNECT!!
So theme night mania has subsided for another few months, and I find when that happens, my mind enters a different state. While for the last few… Read more “Connect? connect? CONNECT!!”
Energy…and a fiesta!
Four things about energy. It’s contagious. What you give out you will get back. Young people have lots of it It’s good to hang around with them… Read more “Energy…and a fiesta!”
The Reel Movement
Songs and tunes can have all sorts of structures. There are some conventional ones (listed below), which help both the writers/performers and listeners classify, recognise and get… Read more “The Reel Movement”
The big picture
I moved house recently. Back to the house in which I grew up actually. The back garden looks out onto Knocknarea and while I know the view… Read more “The big picture”
Stand up for the key change!
Key changes have a bad name. This may or may not be largely due to Westlife and their stool routine. That band (and many others) use them… Read more “Stand up for the key change!”
The Rolling Stones – how big?
The Rolling Stones played Croke Park last night. Later this summer Taylor Swift and Michael Buble will play there. Last year it was U2 and Coldplay, the… Read more “The Rolling Stones – how big?”