How cool is that? Ana just arrived in with the local advertiser
announcing that John Spillane and Declan O’Rourke will be playing live
gigs soon in a nearby pub. Yesterday, sick of listening to worn out
tunes, we downloaded two albums from iTunes. Can you guess what they
were? Yes it’s true, the above musicians! Deccy and Johnser! I love when synchronicity happens.
Music has always been a part of my life. From the recorder I learnt at
school to the gigs I frequented in Dublin with my gorgeous friends
Jeannie, Kate and Barbarella. We lived from gig to gig and the parties
that went with them! This era, in the eighties, saw Glen Hansard
busking on Grafton Street with his buddy Mick Christopher RIP. With camera in tow I zipped around taking photographs of my then boyfriends band “the Dixons” and also of “Hank Half-Head and the Rambling Turkeys ‘. I am so pleased I lived it up in my twenties, most especially now as I look back and love the memories of times passed.
I enjoy John Spillane’s music and used to listen to it while driving
somewhere with the kids. Ro used to shout out: “play the “Mad Woman of
Cork!””. But I find O’Rourke’s music touches me more deeply from the
sexy low tones to the heavenly star filled notes. So I have always encouraged music and singing with the kids from the
get go (thanks Cal for your music group!). Now I enjoy listening to Ro experimenting on their Christmas keyboard when he gets in from school. Even if its “Oh When the Saints” over and over! Ro has a great musical ear and picks up tunes so easily. Now want to leave you with a well-known song from the O’Rourke guy “Galileo”, enjoy!
And a big thanks to our Ana for buying the tickets.