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My Desert Island Discs

Recently, I was introduced to the BBC radio programme Desert Island Discs. Apart from the fact that the guests are fascinating, this discovery has come at an ideal time as I desperately need the distraction, but it is an intelligent, moving at times and inspiring distraction. 989 more words

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

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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