I’m getting set to hit the road in the next few days and I’m really excited to have this opportunity to share my music with so many people. My tour begins in Switzerland on the 12th April and I will be playing over 100 shows in almost 20 different countries across Europe. I’ve learn’t so much just through organising the tour and I’m excited to learn even further as I venture out on this journey.
I always find the hardest part of anything you want to accomplish in life is just starting it. I just started back running again yesterday after a long break during the Christmas holidays. I love running as it not only keeps me fit but it also clears my head and I feel fresh and really motivated after a long run.
Happy new year to you all. I hope its a year filed with good fortune for you and your family.
As you can imagine I have lots of New Years resolutions and ideas for the year ahead. This New Years eve I spent discussing my ideas with Aisling (the future wifey).
Im standing on the side of the stage ready to go on and play a song. I listened to the person speak before It was my turn. I taught to myself that looks easy. Ya I'll be just fine and I felt relaxed and not at all nervous. I was introduced by the MC and it was my turn to walk on stage and congratulate all the partcipants of this years
Never give up - I feel this is something that you learn as you grow older and that bit wiser. If something doesn't go to plan the 1st, 2nd, 3rd time don't worry because this is all about learning. This is life!
This blog will give a quick review of what I was up to in 2015. The lessons I've learn't the successes and the things I need to improve on and what I'll be up to for 2016.
Just recently I was playing a show in a rural town on the west coast of Ireland. I decided to call into the local newspaper to let them know that I was playing in a local venue in a few days time. They were interested to feature me in their local paper.
My very first concert I when to see was that of an Irish legend singer/songwriter by the name of Christie Hennessy. I was around 10 or 11 years old at the time and music was my only escape from the reality which surrounded me. I was introduced to Christie's music while growing up in "St Oliver's" which was a state run residential care home located in Limerick city, or as my friends at the time would call it "The Orphanage"
Being a musician has its ups and its downs. There's always something waiting to happen around the next corner and this is certainly one of the most exciting parts of being a musician.
On the 29th of August I played a very intimate gig at the Beach Shop and Cafe in Fenit Co.Kerry. This part of Ireland is known as the Kingdom and the Kingdom it is!!
Beware of dream crushers
They won't lighten your load
Keep your mind focused as you navigate your own road
Attitude is everything! So what does this exactly mean. Well personally it means it's the one thing that we as humans have complete control over. A good friend of mine gave me this piece of laminated card a few years back and I have it stuck to the back of my door and I often read it before I leave the house. It reads....
These are the moments that I say to myself this is it, this is what its all about, connecting with people through music is a such a powerful force and its these wonderful experiences which motivates me to become the best musician I possibly can. I look forward to meeting you all wherever that may be
The last few months have been extremely busy, between gigging, doing radio interviews and organising the Jack and Jill Benefit concert which took place last Saturday (6th December) in the wonderful setting of the Capuchin Friary in Dublin.
Well here it is my very first blog! Its something I have been wanting to do for a while now but as with a lot of things, I have been putting it off.