One reason why I chose to play and teach music as a career was that I knew I would never stop learning. There was infinite knowledge and experience out there that I knew I could draw on, take in and use in my own way to help make my music and that of others sound and feel better.
I visualised it as a bottomless well, into which everyone pours their own music and experiences. All of the songs, tunes, performances, and knowledge waft around and you can take your pick every day as to what you want to listen to, watch or learn about.
We got to play Michael’s composition Tobar an Cheoil last Saturday night. The title of the piece means ‘A Musical Well’ or ‘A Well of Music’. It couldn’t be more appropriate.