Song from the Lockdown

I played my last gig on Tuesday 10 March.  By the following weekend, all music venues were closing.  I also had to abandon work in the studio on my album Ageing With Attitude which was 75% complete. Everything else I was involved in, including the football matches I attend and the social football I play … Read More

I found a home….

Two years ago this week I rocked up to Darkey Kelly’s to try out the Tuesday Singer-Songwriter Night for the first time, on the recommendation of Liam Oragh who told me it would suit my music perfectly. That was one of the best bits of advice I’ve ever received. I soon became part of the furniture … Read More

Ageing with Attitude

I really think that Ageing with Attitude is a great title for a column. It runs weekly in the lifestyle supplement of the Examiner, written by Margaret Jennings, and this was what she ran on 28 December. BY day he was working with ministers and dealing with government policy and legislation, but behind closed doors … Read More

Nice piece in the Irish Times

The release of Temptation Once Again has led to some nice publicity, some of which homes in on the contrast between my present and former lives. Here’s the Irish Times take on it. It’s spot on, apart from the fact that I never personally emigrated – An Irish Life came mostly from my own experiences, … Read More

Temptation Once Again released today

It’s that special day when all the hard work crystallises into a piece of plastic wrapped in a colourful digipak and sitting proudly among some very big names in the New Releases rack. Now it just needs some people to go in and pick up a copy. There are lots of ways of getting hold … Read More

Just A Simple Love Song

The first single off the new album will be available on all download sites from 26 October. Here’s a pre-order link on iTunes. I’m really fond of the video for the single, which you can enjoy over on my Videos page. I get great enjoyment out of playing around with ancient black and white movie … Read More

Taking the new album on the road…

My new album Temptation Once Again is released on 9 November. It’ll be available in Tower Records and other good record stores, and also from iTunes and other download sites. All the songs were written since my last album release in 2016, and they’ve all been developed and fine-tuned through constant playing at the various … Read More

The Sunday Songbrunch

Today’s singer-songwriters inhabit the world of “Sessions” – the modern equivalent of the folk clubs of the sixties and seventies that gave all the great names their start – safe havens to develop their craft, try out their songs and play original material to a listening audience. Since I returned to music two years ago … Read More