After Barrowland, October 26th 2009
Back home once more from Scotland Ö We had a great week in Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow. The 4 gigs went well, and as always, it was great to spend some time amongst our neighbours.
|Perth Concert Hall||Usher Hall||Glasgow Concert Hall||Barrowland|
|1. So Do I||1. So Do I||1. So Do I||1. Nth & Sth|
|2. Listen||2. Missing You||2. Missing You||2. Companeros|
|3. Missing You||3. Duffy’s Cut||3. Contender||3. Galtee|
|4. Matty||4. Merseyside||4. Duffy’s Cut||4. Duffy’s Cut|
|5. Wandering||5. Smoke||5. Merseyside||5. Listen|
|6. Flickering Light||6. Contender||6. Listen||6. Merseyside|
|7. Merseyside||7. Flickering Light||7. Yellow Triangle||7. Black Hair|
|8. Duffy’s Cut||8. Listen||8. Victor Jara||8. Derry|
|9. Gortatagort||9. Jolly Ravers||9. Ordinary Man||9. Natives|
|10. Smoke||10. Matty||10. Matty||10. Missing U|
|11. Viva||11. Wandering||11. Viva||11. Nancy|
|12. Beeswing||12. No Time||12. Magdalene||12. Chicago|
|13. Casey||13. Magdalene||13. Hurt||13. Barrowland|
|14. Magdalene||14. Far From Me||14. I Will||14. Smoke|
|15. Biko Drum||15. Well Below||15. Well Below||15. Biko Drum|
|16. Spancill Hill||16. Ride On||16. Chicago||16. Scapegoats|
|17. DT’s||17. DT’s||17. Flickering Light||17. Far From|
|18. Far From Me||18. Mothlerland||18. Smoke||18. Billy Gray|
|19. Raggle Taggle||19. Viva||19. Bright Blue Rose||19. Viva|
|20. Bright Blue||20. Yellow Tri.||20. Shovel||20. Clyde’s|
|21. Deluge||21. Natives||21. Billy Gray||21. Ride On|
|22. Ride On||22. Beeswing||22. Derry||22. No Time|
|23. Shovel||23. Rivers Run||23. Time Has Come||23. John O’|
|24. Black Hair||24. Shovel||24. No Time||24. Time Has Come|
|25. Nancy||25. Chicago||25. Black Hair|
|26. Lisdoon||26. Barrowland|
The DVD ‘Come All You Dreamers’ will be available at all upcoming gigs and may be purchased from this site from November 16th.
I am particularly happy with this piece of work. I have long wanted to capture the Barrowland phenomenon. Some years ago I set out to make this film but I got distracted and sidetracked, this diversion resulted in the “Live at the Point” being recorded 3 years ago. With “Come call you Dreamers” now finished and available I feel that the work we have been doing is “marked” and recorded. In years to come, when all this is over and done, when the guitars have been put away, this DVD will carry the record of what a Christy/Declan gig was like…not precisely for no medium can match “real”reality….
Some of you in Glasgow brought your children to the Concert Hall. Regretfully, I did not receive your notes till after the gig .Sorry too to have missed Jimmy Hutchinson in Perth, an old friend from the days of The Mucky Byre Folk Club in St Andrews, he remains one of my favourite singers. It was wonderful to see Spike and Diane Kerr in Edinburgh, to remember nights in Sandy Bell’s and catch up on old acquaintance. Hayden Murphy also put his head around the door and I assured him that “Grogans” has not changed an iota. (Though it is rumoured there may be a new seat in “the ladies” but I have no way of checking that one out).
This coming Saturday I have been invited by Gill Ross to unveil a statue of her husband Christie Hennessy in Tralee. The family have honoured me with this invitation and Tralee has honoured one of its finest sons .I loved Christie; he was one of nature’s gentle men…I think of him often and cherish the memory of our infrequent meetings…
Doing some work with Wally Page at the moment, we are knocking together a few ballads and enjoying the process. I have also come across a few rare gems in my travels and will be slipping them into the setlist as we make our way, a couple of solo gigs up next in Ballyshannon, Co.Donegal then back with Declan in November to his hometown of Wexford where we both look forward to the spanking new Opera House.
Some gigs for next yearÖ
JanÖ Vicar St
Feb… Mullingar, Ballinasloe
MarÖ Belfast, Cappoquin, Thurles, Castlebar, Killarney
MayÖ Bristol, Warwick (Coventry), Brighton, Hay-on-Wye, York, Llandudno
Details for all of the above on gig page….
At the moment we are planning to play London, Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle for October time, we hope to play in Dublin’s new venue next year ( The Grand Canal Theatre) there is talk of a few festivals, one in Ireland and one in England, still trying to get back to Germany and Holland, there will a Bantry gig next year with Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill (as part of The Bantry Masters of Tradition Festival)…various other whispers and rumours of events that will be announced here as soon as we have any news…..a 4711er soiree in Lisdoonvarna next April perhaps, keep an ear to the ground for that one…
A great night at The Goilin Singers club for The Frank Harte memorial Concert Ö to listen click the link belowÖ
Come all you Dreamers…