1. “Find what turns you on.”
2. Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing.
3. Know your strengths.
4. Fewer and higher quality.
5. Know what you like and forget the rest.
The public outpour of emotion over the death of Ryan Davis has been at once uplifting and devastating; amazing to see how many lives he touched but equally tragic the scope of loss. There has been a lot said, and much of it by better writers and closer friends - so I won’t go on.
What I will do though is finish the drawing he kept asking me to do. Sorry it’s so late.
It’s such a rare gift to be able to bring so much joy to so many people, even rarer to have the platform to do it so well.
"Hey, everyone, it’s Tuesday"
These guys videos are definitely an inspiration for me to watch. My favorite set by them at the moment!
My long unnoticed absence
I’m starting to Miss the days when I would eagerly post some of my poor excuses for music up on here.
I’ve not really had time, mainly cause I’ve been trying to finish my degree, that & I’ve been trying to learn the violin. It’s certainly the hardest instrument I’ve come across, but after a year and a half, I’m starting to make progress.
In the near future I’m hoping to buy a snowball mic (if anyone has any better recommendations please let me know) and start uploading some actual vocals & guitar/fiddle.
currently trying to learn the second tune in this set. It’s such a lovely wee jig, really uplifting (especially the 4th part).
Celtic Connection 2013
So ends another Celtic Connections, definitely the best yet!
Granted, I never actually went to any concerts but I did manage to make it to the sessions at the weekends.
It’s something to say you’re in the same room as some of your musical inspirations but actually getting to sit down and jam with them till the wee hours of the morning was such a great experience.
Mike Mcgoldrick, Phil Cunningham Alister Frazer and even Julie fowlis and Paul Brady popped in. Definitely a little startstruck