It’s been a little while but we’ve had a busy summer, writing & recording, enjoying the weather (it’s been terrible, we’re being sarcastic), combining opening the main stage at the World Fleadh this year (last minute substitution) and also performing in a total downpour of rain later on that day. There’s photographic evidence of said moisture somewhere. We’ll dig it out at some point…
There’s a busy October upcoming as well – first off, we’re delighted, excited and exceedingly stoked and generally very pleased all round to be supporting the mighty Aslan in Vicar Street – October 12th for all you fact fans. It’s for the launch of their new album “For Some Strange Reason”. We’ve been playing all over the country with the lads over the summer and they’ve been totally fab.
Also, the BBC have asked us to do a gig for them in Newry – this entails sharing a stage with The Four of Us, Nuala Kennedy and Luan Parle which should be fairly sprightly. Bill will be doing a half hour on the night and two songs will be taken from the whole to be broadcast on the telly, radio and the BBC website at some point. Further details when we know more. We believe tickets are available for this show, should you wish to see it live and in the flesh – it’s on in the Bank Bar in Newry.
4 Oct 2007 21:00 Lenister Arms, Maynooth (Solo)
9 Oct 2007 21:00 Ruby Sessions (Solo)
11 Oct 2007 21:00 The Bank Bar (Solo) BBC Blas Ceoil with The Four of Us, Nuala Kennedy & Luane Parle
12 Oct 2007 21:00 Vicar Street (Solo) supporting Aslan
19 Oct 2007 21:00 Leithean (w. Band) Portlaoise, Laois
26 Oct 2007 21:00 Phil Grimes (w. Band) Waterford
24 Nov 2007 21:30 The Corkscrew (Solo) Gorey
For those of you who missed it, the rather nicely penned interview that ran in the Sunday Independent back at the end of August is now readable from the website here:
And we’ve gone past the 10,000 visitors mark on the myspace page. Is this supposed to be a landmark of some sort or are we supposed to ignore it until we add another few zeros on it? We’re not sure, but we just might use it as an excuse to throw a party at some stage. Watch this space
Also, Bill did a little slot for the “Saturday Night With Miriam” show back in July – we’ve finally got around to converting the dvd to something utube will take. We think. It should be up on the Myspace/Bebo in the next day or so – hopefully… if we’ve formatted the file properly that is…
Finally, strictly for laughs, because we did when we were texted about it while at some gig or other. In fact, we rather snorted with laughter come to think of it. We wonder how many people got the answer to 45 across. Fairly obscure in fairness
Please note that this is a celebrity crossword. How swisch is that?!? Fair play the Daily Star.
Thanks muchly for your time