in terms of a Guinness after chowder I'm ablolute agree with you. It's the heaven!!! The lighthouse you saw in my picts is located on Inis Óir another place in Ireland I like so much. But I suppose the LH (Black Rock) you mean. It's near the road from Ballyvaughn to Fanore on the left, isn't it.
At present I post up a pict from Monks. Bon appetite and have a nice weekend.
Hi Alison, we are, my daughter and I, go to Galway. Planning some weekend trips around there amongst to Ballyvaughn to have a chowder in Monks Restaurant. Best I've ever eat. By the way cool picts you posted up.
Love your photos, especially the one of the bird (a crane or a stork I think...) standing by his lonesome self, it would make a great album cover :-)
Great fiddling by the way, its got real edge to it.
I've two songs up on www.myspace.com/alisonhurley but they are pretty old recordings, working on some new stuff at the moment, trying to bring out a folk/trad feel to it.
Greetings from Ireland. Many thanks for the compliment about my music. Hopefully have new tracks to post soon, working on a bunch of new material but its not quite ready yet. I love Ker Jacob, beautiful tune and great guitar playing.
Hi Alison! Thank you very much for the invite. I enjoyed your songs on your website.... are you going to upload some here so the rest of the gang will get a chance to hear? Keep up the good writing.
Fair winds, clear skies. element
Thanks for the Friendship invite..! I'm honoured to count amount your friends' list..!
I think I saw a guitar case, somewhere in your pictures... ;-)
Will we be fortunate enough to hear some of your audio material one day..?
Like many others, I'd love to..! ;-)
Glad you had a great time at Niamh's party. Besides being one of the best singers around, she's just a terrific lady. I just wish we got to see more of her over here. She and I have a mutual friendship with Susie Mogan, the gal I mentioned previously and that"s how I got to know her. Susie also has a beautiful voice.
You are right - it is a small world. If I hadn't noticed that you were from Ennis, I probably would never have contacted you. Every once in a while good luck comes to us out of the blue. Keep well and keep singing.
Oh yes, Ali, please wish Niamh "Happy Birthday" for me. I have my 74th next Thurs. I don't know how I got this old. I'm having my 75th year party at our local Irish- American club next year. You and Niamh are invited.
Haven't been over since 1998. We keep planning to come but have had plans interrupted by circumstances beyond our control. Oh well, such is life. We also have seen some great sessions at Cruise's and had some great meals there. We also have had some good times next door at The Queens. We got to know the O'Loughlin's in 1990 when we stayed with them at their B & B "Massiebielle" and again in '92, '94, '96 and '98. We watched their seven kids grow up and evolve into great young people. They no longer run the B & B but have invited us to stay with them if we ever gat back over. Monica is a nurse and Jimmy works for Shannon Development. Niamh may well remember me. Mention to her that I'm the old guy with the beard that is the friend of Susie Mogan. Later.
greetings! No unfortunately I don't know any of the people u mentioned. though I know Kilkishen fairely well, my dad is from near there, a place called o'callaghan's mill. I love Cruises too, been at some great sessions there! Living in Dublin at the moment studying trad music but hope to move back west in the near future. Just seen above that u love Niamh Parson's music, I'm so lucky to have her teaching me singing in college. Off to her birthday party tomorrow which includes her playing a gig before hand and a music session after, should be a blast! Do u get over to ireland much?
Hi Alison. I have friends in Ennis and wonder if you might know them. They are the Jimmy and Monica O'Loughlin clan and live Just of the Quin road. Also have friends in Kilkishen, Pat and Nancy Donnellon who own Donnellon's Pub there. Haven't heard from pat and Nancy for quite a while, but correspond some with Jimmy. Ennis is one of our favorite towns in Ireland and we have spent a bit of time there, although we haven't been back to Ireland since 1998. Spend some time in Cruise's when we're there.
Alison - how are you getting on? Obviously well by the look of things.
Give me a call or an e-mail and we'll arrange a rip-roaring time with your cronies, singing Flower of Scotland and a few Runrig ditties.
My e-mail is email@example.com, my phone number is (from UK) 01389 604395.