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Bittersweet Crimson

In mid February 2020, I walked into Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin, with Steve Cooney, Robbie Harris, and Jon O’Connell.

Brian Masterson was driving the desk, assisted by Sarah Branigan.

We had about 14 songs I had written over the previous 2 years.

In February 2020 terms like ‘Covid’, ‘Social distancing’, ‘lockdown’ were not in my vocabulary.

We sat and played together for 2 days in this wonderful theatre of recorded music that is Windmill.

And to be honest some magic happened.

These 3 top men.

Little or no rehearsal.

Trust, and good vibrations.

When writing these songs, I wanted the canvas to be open, the story unfinished.

So, with no ‘arrangements’ in mind, we just played.

And we knew after 2 days, that there was perhaps some magic here.

Then the lockdown happened within a few weeks.

I decided to proceed with the music, even though the world was suddenly closing down.

I asked Jon to add some electric guitars and vocals, and some keyboards.

I asked Adam Shapiro to play some fiddle.

And then I spent a few weeks seeking out the voice of a woman, to complete the story of Bittersweet Crimson.

The moment I heard the voice of Niamh Farrell, I knew she must write the final chapter.

And thank God she agreed to do it.


Some House Keeping:

This is a very limited capacity outdoors show.

Tickets are sold in pods of 4 (eg a ticket for 4 people ) and in pods of 2 (a ticket for 2 people)

Seating is spaced in accordance with all relevant Government health and safety guidelines.

Attendees will be required to present their ticket on arrival.

The purchaser of the ticket will be the lead contact and as such have to be present to claim tickets.

Attendees will be required to wear masks upon arrival until seated.

Table service only.

Attendees will be required to leave after the performance.

Please do not attend if you are displaying any Covid symptoms.

Please dress for the weather.

Ticket holders will be notified of any changes to Government Guidelines in advance of the show

This performance is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht Sport and Media


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