Dear Friends, Ravers ,Songsters, Listeners, Communicators and others.
Thank you all for making contact on the occasion of my 75th Birthday.
The poor Postman was bent over carrying all the cards you sent.
The Nokia was hopping all day as your texts pinged in.
The in-box on me mac was like Hill 16 on a September Sunday (of yore)
Cakes, writing materials, photos, memorabilia, CDs and Songs.
It would take me a Year to respond to everyone individually, please accept this collective note of gratitude.
We had a grand day here. The Sun shone down and prevailing conditions called for a very low key celebration.
All things considered it is a remarkable age – way beyond what I would have anticipated in earlier times.
Now that I’m here, I value this time with gratitude, excitement, love and determination.
It’s a time that encompasses fear, powerlessness and anger but also, and more importantly, hope, compassion, care and love.
For every Johnny Ronan we have tens of thousands of good, kind hearted people doing their utmost to help fellow citizens.
Thanks to each and every one of you. Thank You
We have no idea what the future holds – the gig diary is completely empty. I miss the company of good companeros, of Band, Crew and Listeners.
Every day I sing and play here. I need to keep in touch with all the songs, constant revision with occasional alterations. There are a number of new covers on the worktop. They challenge me each day but also keep me occupied and content as I begin to learn and to sing them.
As to whether they make it into a “live” set, that’s an entirely different matter with many hurdles to cross.
Keep Coming Back.
Grá agus gach beannact go dtí an gaggle go léir….