Uber appreciation to all of you who came along to Sandown park races recently at my gig there and said hello. It was a great gig with James on Banjo, Dicky on pipes and Adrian on the box.I'll update you asap on further upcoming open gigs.
The currently most streamed song of mine is 'The NO hard border song' followed by a revamped version of my popular song 'De Valera'.This arrangement has a more celtic feel than the original and I've added uilleann pipes, whistles, bodhran and fiddle with backing vocals.
You can hear the title track on the youtube video below.
I'm bowled over at the amount of plays and downloads on this album so far and particularly so by the interest in the song from the USA, Canada, Sweden, NZ and Australia.
I'm working on a brand new album at the moment. I'm Very energised and enthused with it all and I think I'm in the midst of writing and recording some of my best songs for years.
I'm very chuffed, surprised and humbled at the amount of airplay I've been getting on the two albums and singles I released in 2017 and 2018, it's really rekindled my enthusiasm for getting back into the studio.
I'm hoping to have it out this autumn and will announce the release date in lots of time on here.
My single (released earlier in 2018) 'The Ballad of Brexit' has been played extensively across continental europe in Holland, Germany, France and Spain but hardly at all in the UK and Ireland.
A little dissapointing but greatly outweighed by the european success!
I took my Mum along to see Michael English recently at the Beck Theatre, he really was excellent and puts mega effort into his show, which is non stop and highly entertaining.
If you get a chance to catch one of his next UK tour appearances, I highly reccommend buying a ticket or two.
The Beck theatre was pretty much sold out and veteran entertainer Brendan Shine in support, strutted his stuff with the style and panache that befits his long standing in the Irish music scene.
My compilation album '20 Shades of Green' includes lots of the most requested songs at my gigs including 'The Leaving of Liverpool', 'City of Chicago', I'll Tell Me Ma' and loads more.
As you know, I'm a Millwall fan and season ticket holder.
I try to get to as many away games as I can.
Our 2018/2019 season is a bit on the wobbly side and we're hopefully not going to overstay our welcome near the dreaded dropzone.
It's too early to start getting pessimistic but we certainly need to start getting some points, Bolton was a big blow but Birmingham was a real turnaround.
The lack of a consistent goal getter is obvious. Hopefully we can hang on in there and sort that all out in the close season.
I love the Championship and next season there could be some great additional derby games against Fulham and Charlton.
The reality is we are punching way above our weight as a club competing with clubs who spend vast sums on players and enjoy much bigger gates.
The FA cup victory against Everton was real 'Roy of the Rovers' stuff and the potential banana skin of the Wimbledon tie was dealt with in true Millwall style.