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Irish and celtic music in Manchester

I’ve been making Irish and celtic music a part of my life for just over a year now. This born out of necessity with me replacing my old guitar that had broken with my new James Neligan acoustic guitar and I … Continue reading

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Guerilla busking #coffee4Craig

I was asked to perform a few songs this week for #coffee4Craig a homeless charity in St Annes Square in Manchester town. It was under the banner of #poetscorner put on by AMP an events collective based in Manchester who … Continue reading

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‘Treedrum and the Manc’ acoustic duo

I’ve been working with a friend, Dominic Galligan for the last 3 or so years on original material and covers we both like and have come up with a fantastic set of songs that we are now playing out. We are … Continue reading

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I know little, earn less but my love bucket is full.

I saw the film “I Daniel Blake” last night and this morning I wake up to a text from my drumming circle venue taking me to my own Daniel Blake moment. After a moaning gentrified new Hulme resident has managed to … Continue reading

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Protected: Calcific tendinitis and mice catching

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Two tunes for Saturday

I’d like to introduce to you Dominic Galligan a man less than half my age who has been the main musical influence in my life for the past three years. We both suffer from acute anxiety but together we seem … Continue reading

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Protected: Twelve month celebratory alcohol free blog – sounds like a new juice

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Lament to the EU REMAIN V BREXIT vote 23rd June 2016

Lament to the EU REMAIN V BREXIT vote 23rd June 2016 It’s 10 am I’ve just been to the polling station and cast my vote to remain, for what it’s worth. Divide and rule it’s the Tory scum school arguing … Continue reading

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Phat Bollard – busking Cornish ensemble v Manchester council jobsworth 13/07/2016

Once upon a time some friends who played music decided to get together to form a busking band in order live outside the constraints and boundaries that modern day society impose on us all. They are called Phat Bollard and … Continue reading

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My heavy heart sings low – poem

When my text alert sounds my first thought is I hope it’s from you..Or the phone ringing even though you have nothing more to say.   My heavy heart sings low. There are not that many minutes pass by my … Continue reading

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