My birthday was March 1st and I got invited to play on the Cill Airne on Dublin’s quays for some folks from across the water. It lasted into the very small hours, but there was no better way to spend my day – on a boat, with free drinks, playing music!

We had a whistler who took part in the session too, and it was enthusing to see a young man whistling, it’s a bit of a forgotten art.

We had some percussion too which went down very well, and I showcased (shyly) some of my new pieces, it was good to give them some airing. The flute player played some Medieval pieces so the mixture in texture and style was very interesting for everyone playing.

I sang some acapella pieces and some faster trad pieces like ‘P for Paddy’ with the guitarist.

I’ve only gotten round to posting this today as shamefully, the weekend was a bit of a whirlwind!

Here are some snaps.

 

Getting ready to play on the CillAirne on Dublin's quays

Getting ready to play on the CillAirne on Dublin’s quays

 

Session in full swing at the Cill Airne

Session in full swing at the Cill Airne