Irish Lunchtime Listen

I was sick a few days last week, so I didn’t get to post another of these…

I think this is verrry appropriate for today, Bell X1’s cover of Manic Monday.

Just cause



Culture Night, 2013


This Friday, September 20th 2013 is Culture Night in Ireland.

From their website:

“Culture Night is a night of entertainment, discovery and adventure in Dublin and across 34 towns, cities and counties in Ireland. Arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late with hundreds of free events, tours, talks & performances for you, your family and friends to enjoy.

Culture Night is an initiative co-ordinated by Temple Bar Cultural Trust and supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with the regional arts offices and local authorities throughout the island of Ireland.”

This year, Barry and I are delighted to have been invited to play at the Smithfield Art Tunnel at 7.00pm approx. We’ll be accompanied by other musicians and storytellers.

Can’t wait, if you’re in Dublin, it’d be great to see you, otherwise we’ll try to get a few photos on the night.


Irish Lunchtime Listen –

Hey there,

Am blending my Great Irish Music/Lunchtime listening posts go give you… *drumroll*… a great Irish Lunchtime Listen!

*Bows* Thank you, thank you.

So, the dreaded Monday is upon us and the Gloominous Doom that accompanies it. (<< click him, he’s cute)

That said, I find sticking this on my headphones cheers me up.

It’s such a bass-y, bouncy tune, smart lyrics and let’s face it, Steve Wall is a fine thing.

Without further ado, Bone Deep, The Walls


Great Irish Music – Heyday, Mic Christopher


Lookit, I know that you know that Ireland has produced some musical geniuseses (genii), so I’m not preaching to the choir here, but I wanted to share some of my favourite Irish songs.

Last week I posted a quirky, cool song by Lisa Hannigan, Safe Travels, Don’t Die…

I’m continuing with a belter, by an amazing singer/songwriter, Mic Christopher.

Taken from the album Skylarkin’, which was released posthumously, it’s probably most famous for the Guinness ad it was used in, featuring Michael Fassbender (yes, really) swimming to New York for an emosh reunion with his brother.

Anyway, I digress, here it is, Heyday.