I hope the beginning of 2016 is already bringing you everything wonderful. Things here in Dingle are settling down a little bit after a pretty adventurous few months including the holidays. Our accommodation situation here changed dramatically within the first week of our arrival so we have been the guest of two wonderful, patient, generous, and welcoming friends and their two Wheaten Terriers. Just this week we moved into our own house for the final month that we’re in Dingle and we are getting back to music and tea and turf fires as planned. Being here in West Kerry has already worked wonders on us in ways that we didn’t expect. We’ve had the chance to meet and share music with a whole host of phenomenal musicians, and to really consider what our place on the pitch looks like, for lack of a better metaphor. I am ever grateful for being here at the time of year where it is mostly residents so we can get a good look at life in Dinglandia (with credit to Gerry O’Beirne) without the crush of tourism. I daresay we’re hooked.
I’ve been taking photographs of the experience along the way. If you click on the photo below it will take you to a gallery for you to enjoy.
As for music, there are plans being made, new collaborations about which to be excited, and upcoming tour dates. I, for one, have found a treasure trove of new, very old songs to love. I’ll sing some of them for you at some point down the road when I’ve spent more time with them. Stay tuned for a bit of video too…
Mid and late February has us playing on the East Coast of the US. March takes us to Japan for St. Patrick’s Day and then back for a singing workshop weekend in Oregon. May has shows in New York and the Pacific Northwest! All the tour dates are listed here. Hopefully I’ll catch you at one place or another.