The Music Network Tour in September 2011 was really great. It was a privilege sharing the stage with Tommy Peoples and Brendan Begley, learning the tunes and the songs and hearing the stories. I learned loads playing separately with the lads. At times Tommy can play so delicately and quiet i’d have to play as quiet as possible chording along, and then next up would be Brendan tearing into some lively polkas which i thoroughly enjoy playing but are the opposite end of the spectrum in volume and intensity. Then the songs would bowl us all away. I especially loved ‘The Two Fishermen Conneely’.

In February we had a few great gigs in Glór in Ennis, Ionad Cultúrtha in Baile Mhuirne and Kilteel Co.Kildare. So hopefully we’ll play some more later this year.