We were living in Co. Carlow. I was doing wild gigs up on the Castlecomer Plateaux. There were midgies in the hot summer air. Great growth in Coolcullen even before horsehit arrived. Old songs lurking behind hedges. Pipes glowing in the dark down the Protestant road.†
Great neighbours one and all. Stedmonds, Walshes, Kelly’s, Kinsella’s, Shirleys, hospitality in Moloney’s, Sheerans, Larkins, The Salmon Pool, Conways, Pedigree corner, the El Ruedo and Furey’s in Carlow, Kytelers, and the Metropole Kilkenny and the madness al around – New Ross, St. Mullins, Urlingford . . .
I sang the Ridge and Coolcullen brigade, The Carlow XV and I somehow managed to get this album together. Rehearsals were uneven and we even managed a tour before flying in to Keystone studio in Harcourt Street to get the tracks down.
The music was fun to play. I was trying to get a band together, but it was not happening – fellows had day jobs and others had their own projects and gigs to prioritise so it just faded away once we had her down on wax.
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