Now THAT was a busy weekend! Three gigs in a row. I really could do with this being the norm, financially and mentally! Work in this business we call show is getting scarcer and scarcer (if I may steal from Alice In Wonderland!), anyone who can play three chords seems to be setting up a wedding band these days! That's my bread & butter mister, shag off! These 'fly by nights' never last long but while they do we lose work.
The weekend kick-started with a wedding on Friday (with Madhatters Band), in a little village in County Cork with the curious name of Newtwopothouse! The wedding was held in Springfort Hall, a lovely old house which has been converted into a hotel and wedding venue. Great night with a fine lively crowd.
Saturday night was with TAT2 (2-piece) in a G.A.A. clubhouse sports bar. A regular spot for us so we know the clientele and always have a good night there.
Sunday night was again with TAT2 in a pub in the Cork village of Charleville. Our first time playing a Sunday in this venue, and it was quiet! Well the first half of the gig was quiet. Our total audience for the first hour was a couple of farmers sitting at the bar having a chat. They were very appreciative though, and stayed 'til the end, when the place had filled up a bit. The nice thing about quiet gigs is that we get to play stuff we might not do when the venue is busier and the audience 'demand' certain songs or styles. I sang 'Caledonia' and watched as a Polish lad sang along with eyes closed, every line word for word with me! Is maith sin!
So that's my excuse for being up 'til now, three late nights in a row. Bed soon, happy dreams (hopefully!) and a lie-in of the morn'. Take care my friends, have a happy Monday and remember to keep singing, it does wonders for the head and swells the heart.