Easter came and went amid a flurry of gigs, I was nearly floored by a cold, but luckily the higher tones in my voice still seemed to function.
I’ve been back in my second home, Galgorm, where I got to play for the ceremony of Emma and Ryan who booked through Starling Entertainments whom I have worked for for years. Starling Also booked me into The Dunadry for Paula and Chris’s wedding and there were a few locals attending so I had a wee catchup with them!
I also made jaunt over to Beechhill House for Lynsey’s wedding which was lovely. One of my brides had a wedding in her back garden under a canopy tent which I absolutely loved, minimalist and bohemian. I played ‘The Coolin’ and other requests. More garden weddings!
I’ve been trying to record more music and upload to Spotify, as a way of finding my way back to being an artist as opposed to a gigging musician. I’m fairly time poor so I only get a few hours here and there to do that between teaching, funerals and learning music for people.
It was lovely to gig with Paddy Davey again this month and play at Kilmore in my home village of Glenariffe for Alicias wedding.
I did the wedding of Jane in The Culloden and it was a real treat to be part of a marriage where 2 people had found each pother later in life. It shows that Cupid can strike at any stage.
I have been considering the rather hard and cold fact that I may need a new harp in years to come which makes me a little sad as my Larry Egar feels like a body part at this stage. I loved Dusty Strings harp but they’re probably just a bit too heavy for me to carry around, and Im not getting stronger as the years plough on.
May officially starts wedding season. Im bracing myself!