May 25, 2009
Umm...not sure. Maybe just to find someone to run around with, have a drink or chat at a show or two. I come from out of town, and I am usually on my own at gigs (the sore thumb complex?), so that would be nice, yeah...
Damien Dempsey, Danny Burns and the Defectors are two that come to mind. Maybe a little Shaz Oye too. Damo's class, and Danny's right there with him. Haven't seen him or Shaz live yet. Trad music sessions, too. As I say, I'm still learning...
I'm not Irish or Scots (Afro-American), but I've begun to really appreciate your music (beyond U2) much more these days. I have a lot to learn yet, but I'm getting there (plus, I've always wanted to see Black 47). Up the Celts! =)
Irish/Scots trad music (what I know of it) is good for the soul. The spirit and storytelling behind it reminds me a lot of my own Afro cultural roots. Now if only I could learn all the words to songs like "Kelly From Killan" or "The Braes o' Killiecrankie"!