Musicians & Songwriters Dublin with guests from Music Showcase NI. Pictures by Ronnie Purvis at Darkey Kelly’s, The International & O’Donoghues Merrion Row.
Present and involved in the wonderful madness were Maria Mitchell Art, Chelsea O’Donoghue, Jo-Jo O’Donoghue, Hector Castillo, Chris Burke, Emmaline, Tony Floyd Kenna, Mick Brady, Matthew Malcolm, Jimi Cullen, Rylan Woods, Ronnie Purvis, Aidan M Logan, Syl Burke, Micheal O’Brien, Gary. Ozgur Caglar, Sis O’Donoghue, Sheamus O’Donoghue, Pj Maher ….
Some pictures by Maria Mitchell here from daytime September 29th. 2015. Photo of Maria & Tony by Ronnie Purvis.
Maria Mitchell Art facebook page
Friday September 18th. – Culture Night.
My usual ‘Floyd On Friday’ metamorphised into a Culture Night Special and I was joined by some of the Musicians & Songwriters Collective crew plus Mick O’Brien, Hector Castillo and I rolled out our newly branded three piece ‘Los Desperodos Extremos’. We knew we were a success when someone asked if we could turn down a bit….. Several jamming/band combinations came together during the evening and it was definitely both a musical and visual experience to be remembered :)
Playing over the event were Los Desperados Extremos – Tony Floyd Kenna, Mick O’Brien, Hector Castillo. DK Tuesdays – Mick Brady, Syl Burke, Chris Burke. Jo-Jo O’ & The Woods – Jo Jo O’Donoghue, Rylan Woods. Gabriel Davey. Emmaline. Many thanks to Brian Aherne, Syl & Mick for the pics.
Maria Mitchell & David Bunting came visiting Dublin last Friday, the big Gallery weekend, so lots of art and events to visit and experience. We met in the afternoon, I played in Darkey’s at tea time and then we ended up in The Temple Bar Gallery…. at a very yellow theme…. outside was a girl with a yellow umbrella… just had to pen a few words….
‘A rainy night in Dublin
She’s stood by the Gallery window
Reflected in light she’s smiling
A yellow umbrella in hand.
A guitar on his back, a musician
He glances to ask her permission
To stand close beside her
Beneath, the yellow umbrella in hand’ – T.F.K.
We also said a quick hello to Robin Hurt, playing in the Temple Bar bar ! …. lots of fun … Maria & david took some great pictures… a selection here … yep, nothing better than wandering around with friends, playing some music and just being excitedly alive :)
Had a great couple of days playing in Belfast. Wednesday at Voodoo in the afternoon and The Society Sessions Belfast Empire in the evening. Thursday recording at Ram Alley and then Lansdowne Hotel in the evening. Hope to have a couple of tracks from the recording available next few weeks so watch this space. The next T & Ri gigs will be Dublin October 3rd. at Darkey Kelly’s and Arthur’s (full band), hope to see some of you there …
Pictured above 1. Tony & Rhiannah outside Voodoo. 2. Tani Neuman, Conor, Heather White and Tony busking at Cornmarket.