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Blue Ridge Mountain Sunday

Our family was recently given a dobro, or a resophonic guitar. Our eldest son, who lives away at college, dropped by this weekend to visit us and to try out the dobro. 491 more words

Blue Ridge Mountain Blues

The craic was 90!

Well I suppose, for some of our foreign readers, we should point out that craic is an Irish word. Irish folks are always out for the craic. 926 more words


365 Days of Album Recommendations - Sep 20

Christy Moore – Back Home In Derry

I believe it’s fairly impossible to overstate the importance of Christy Moore to the Irish balladeer tradition. His influence and legacy run impossibly wide, and no one album is going to capture all he’s contributed, but if I had to pick one, this would be probably be it. 412 more words

Album Recommendations


Today I’m expecting my new book to arrive. It’s my thirteenth book and I should be blasé about it but I have to confess that this never gets old—the anticipation, the greediness to simply hold the book in my hands. 1,724 more words

Roger Lewinter--"The Pet" (Harper's, October, 2016)

SOUNDTRACK: RHEOSTATICS-Penguin Club, Ottawa ON, (March 13, 1993).

This is the only show from 1993 on Rheostatics Live and it is a really good one.  1,001 more words

Short Story

Another Unique Night at the Rush Bar Open Mic in Paris - Yes, Again!

PARIS – I seem to be writing a large percentage of this blog in recent weeks about the Rush Bar open mic. My apologies to anyone who finds that boring – but the reason is that the nights at the Rush bar, as last night again proved, are anything but boring. 263 more words

Open Mic

Archive: 1st Aug 2000 - Irish Times Review - Andy Irvine (with guests)

Andy Irvine (with guests)

Tue, Aug 1, 2000, 01:00 – MIC MORONEY

The whisper had gone out about a reunion of the Planxty desperadoes, but this was Andy Irvine’s night, and a huge crowd gave him pin-drop attention as he boldly executed long, historic, left-wing pinko ballads like that Australian anti-conscription song, Gladiators – and they roared for more. 295 more words

Andy Irvine