I have just completed my Journalism BA Honours course this summer where I graduated with second class honours at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on June 17th. Now is where I will put m resources and knowledge to the test to see if I can scoop that elusive journalist job in an industry where there is virtually no work available.
I have always been a collector of albums, CDs and DVDs and a avid reader of the music press, especially bi-monthlys such as Mojo and Uncut magazine.
Since the early 90s I have been listening to and playing Irish traditional music, mainly playing the Irish frame drum, the bodhran at sessions in Scotland, Ireland, Scandanavia and Switzerland. I also play a little on the four string tenor banjo too.
I have recorded on various CDs with Danish man, Anders Trabjerg who plays the Irish accordion, flute and fiddle on the 2001 album Boxed. I also appear on another album with Anders and Tak Tamura, a Japanese man and a fine Irish fiddler on the 2005 album For the Same Reason. More recently I have surfaced again with Anders and another Danish Man, Jonas Fromseier on the 2008 record The Great Danes.
And this is a track from Boxed with myself and Anders. 05 Master Crowley’s-The Glenn of Aherlow-Jenny Pickling Cockles
Fiddle and accordion duet, with myself on bodhran and on some tracks, Verina Cummins on piano and the great traditional guitarist Arty McGlynn. 02 reels – Kiloran’s, The Singing Kettle, Ambrose Maloney
Well thats my musical output for the meantime, will probably get to Sandy Bells for a tune next week, otherwise it will not be till January when I get to Ireland for a few weeks.