I had a great time over in Ireland recently where i did a couple of gigs and went to see Four Men and a Dog. I had the powerhouse backing of John-Joe Kelly on bodhran and Gerard Thompson on guitar again (this will be a permenant line-up now) where we did gigs at The Glor in Ennis on Feb 4th and Haydens Bar on the 6th. The Glor gig was fab where we did a double bill with Seamus Begley and Tim Edey – what a man Seamus is! Absolutely hilarious. The gig at Haydens was equally as brilliant and thanks to all you for turning out. We were joined on stage at the end of the night in Haydens by the immense Cathal Hayden on banjo, the class Stevie Hayden on fiddle and PJ McDonald on whistle. Lethal night!
The three of us just played at The Forge at Anvil in Basingstoke on 13th and this may be one of my favourite gigs now. I’ve done the big hall there a few times with Kate Rusby and it is brilliant, and doing the smaller venue was almost as great. Thanks to all who came to see us. They are running a series of folk events at this venue over the course of the year, booking young and veteran and i personally think this is very encouraging to see.
Anyway, on a final note, I have a gig coming up on Feb 25th at The Rock Folk Club in Maltby so looking forward to that. See you there hopefully. Peace Out, Dee x