I got invited to a song-sharing session in Chaplins Bar on Sunday night.
I love song sharing – but it’s always a different experience in Dublin as I don’t know any of the ‘local’ songs, and can’t join in. Likewise, they aren’t terribly familiar with my northern songs, or the ones that us Glens people have stolen from Scotland, which lies 17 miles to the east of the Glens.
A successful song sharing night is effectively one where you manage to pick up a nice new song, and I this case I heard ,‘The gypsy love song.’ The man singing it definitely didn’t have a traditional voice, he had a ery controlled tenor, bordering on classical voice, but I loved the song, and will have to learn it. A wonderful task for the Christmas holidays!