I have had a few amazing trips this year that i will get around to putting into a tour diary eventually, to places like Brittany with Sylvain Barou (flute/pipes), Ronan Pellen (Citern), Benny McCarthy (box) & Keyvan Chemirani (percussion);

 

 

 

The Edinburgh Harp Festival, with other harpists including Catrin Finch, The Poozies, Robin Huw Bowen, Mary MacMaster, Corrina Hewat; ‘Peter & Wendy’ Show in NYC with Tola Custy (fiddle), Alan Kelly (box), Steph Geremia (Flute), Aiden Brennan (guitar) & Siobhan Miller (vocal); Harfentreffen – Great Harp Festival in Germany, with other harpists including Anne Auffret-Bretagne, Park Stickney-US, The Duplets-Scotland, Asita Hamidi, Cecile Corbel-Bretagne; Tocane Irish Festival near Bordeaux in France was also great with other artists including Seán Ryan, Tiarnan O Duinnchinn, Paudie O’Connor, Harry Bradley, Moya Ní Choilm, Liz & Yvonne Kane.

The Willie Clancy week in Miltown Malbay was great as always with plenty of enthusiastic harpers, young and old and at home, Scoil Acla was again very successful with so many harpers arriving with had get harper Sinéad Healy from Castlebar to take a 2nd class.

The Westport Arts Festival, I am delighted to say, have invited myself and Michelle O’Brien to play on the 6th October. Blues singer Westport native Joanne Keegan, an old friend, will be our special guest. The last time we played together was in 1986 at Westport Town Hall when we were 2! Looking forward to it. Might see ye there!