Christy, not to bore you or your fans. I post this muse being a lonely single man. After all, we are all one in the yes of God, no?
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Martin Egan.
There are people who inspire by just being. They may be storytellers, singers, poets, actors, painters, milkmen, postmen, farmers,priests, footballers, golfers, boxers, Rugby players and even lawyers… through probably not accountants.
From what I gather Martin Egan was of a sort…. good company, with a view on the world, a finger on a pulse and with a rare sense of humour.
We are all the poorer for being without him and his like … hopefully his spirit is still among us.
Lynched enter the arena, Ye Vagabonds are taken down the well trodden & tested road, meanwhile, Gav off the Cujo Family(the guitar band I showed ye, my friends here on the coast) has buckets of this stuff tucked away, I love em & I hate em. Classic. https://soundcloud.com/gav-mc-cabe/betty/s-ropJg
Hi…A hometown gig for Declan,,,always special….the Opera House is a fine buidling,,,but in this weather would all be freezing !!! Beir bua agus beannacht..H
Great that your home town gigs went so well.
I was thinking of you last night.In the intimate setting of the upstairs room of The Globe pub,Glossop I got to see a top quality,’old school’ folk gig by Pete Coe.A multi instrumental approach meant that trad ballads,shanties and songs collected by Pete from travellers / researched in little known collections were presented in a sensitive,absorbing manner. Battling bronchitis,he gave it full throttle-fair play to him.Numerous reasons why you came to mind included a great tribute to Al O’Donnell as well as the citing of the influences/songs obtained throughout Pete’s long career,mainly based in the Midlands and Yorkshire.Names that will bring back memories for you included Stan Hugill,Peter Bellamy,Cyril Tawney,Johnny Handel,Tony Rose and The Wilson Family.Class……..
Its a great process whereby such quality music is passed on to the next generation.My music partner in crime and I will be playing a support set at The Globe in January for Hannah James,who is gaining a mighty reputation for innovation within the folk idiom.Always great to see where things are heading.Last but by no means least …..next year,Andy Irvine will be returning to the same venue for the first time in a decade.That will be a ‘must see’ as his own epic career rolls on.
All the best to you and companeros
Will you come back to play Dublin around the rising commemorations? Hope you add a gig that weekend!
Christy, I’m sorry for the loss of Martin Egan. His song is one of my earliest memories at the start of this journey for me. Time is a beast. I had the greatest fun going with the girls to see Lynched at Kings Place in Kings Cross. They were great. They had so much gumption and a stomach for the fight. And fab exponents of the song tradition. I like the notion of passing the baton. . If you think it suitable the venue might be a consideration. Kings Cross certainly isn’t as it once was. Wall to wall Guardian readers. Anyway I hope you find yourself warm in temperature. Xx
Them Lynched is a cool bunch no doubt…had a grand afternoon with them over the Summer…strong tea, proper sangwidges and we even sang a few auld songs…they have their own way of doing things and they follow their own style and vision…long live Lynched
Sorry that it’s a phone recording Christy, but here ye are, thanks
you’re a fair old chanter young Dylan…thats a grand version of thon song
Hi Christy, Sad to hear of the passing of your good friend Martin Egan “Make for Foley’s work the topshelf talk puck, pints and the GAA” ..My condolences on your loss. I had some funny interaction with Martin on facebook over the last few years, he wasn’t a big football fan and he would give out to me about all my Liverpool postings and ramblings…. May he rest in peace… Glad to report that all is good here in “The Hills” I’m looking forward to catching up at the Galway Bay next week…Bringing along a good friend of mine, David, who amazingly has never seen you perform live before. I’ve told him he is in for one brilliant nights entertainment. See you then Christy…Love & Respect Martin Mac
Martin A.Egan was not a sporting man but he was great sport when the humour was on him…he kept coming back too
There sure was a lovely vibe in the Keadeen on Friday night!
I don’t think I’d heard “How Long” live before and for an opener, it sure set the tone for a great show.
Again, you made a little 8 year olds night with your kind words – thank you.
And thanks again to Hilary for the follow up afterwards – great generousity, much appreciated.
These shows are truly happy times that should be cherished by us all!
Keep the show on the road..
we’ll keep going for as long as there is fuel in the tank…thank you
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