Canada toor 2014 – Post 4. Feels like home.

While writing on Thursday we were on a bus to Killaloe. It’s a small town in the region of Ontario. It was a part of the tour that I was looking forward to. In Ireland we have a town called Killaloe as well. A thousand years ago, this town was the capital of Ireland...
Canada toor 2014 – Post 3. Cycling.

Canada toor 2014 – Post 3. Cycling.

Only a few days have passed since my last blog post but we’ve done quite a lot since then so instead of writing a really log update in a few days I thought I’d write a mini post. Well, mini compared to the other posts I’ve written since arriving in Canada. The last...

Canada toor 2014 – Post 1. Delays.

I’m here in Canada with Comhaltas for a tour around a number of cities for the next two weeks. I’ll try to write a few blog posts as we get around with the aim of capturing some of what is happening. Let me give you some background. I’m here with a group of 15 artists...

The Drogheda Traditional Music weekend

Irish traditional music lovers came to life in Drogheda two weekends ago from the 29th to the 1st. of December during the 17th annual Drogheda traditional music festival. The organizers and the Drogheda arts centre invited musicians from all over the country to...

The Lion King in Dublin

Emma, Jenny, Nicky and I went to the performance of the Lion King in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre or as I rather call it, the Grand Canal Theatre last night. We chose that show because there was an audio description facility. This meant that we were each given a small...