I was delighted to play at the NPS Annual Concert held in the Mining Institute building – well worth a visit if you are in NEWCASTLE
We got to play in Neville Hall houses the memorial to the Institute’s first President, Nicholas Wood, an outstanding Victorian Library resplendent filled with superb stonework, redolent with exquisite carved stone, wood and paintings with a beautifully decorated ceiling, a vast glass roof and filled with furniture designed for the library in 1872. Below the Library is the Edwardian Lecture Theatre, modeled on the Royal Institution in London and constructed in deep red Cuban Mahogany. Wow!
Guesting with Aquarium at one of their Great Jubilee Concerts, in St Petersburg, April 2012
Birog (Frances O’Rourke, Pat O’Reilly and Becky) playing Hardiman the Fiddler, a Fig for a Kiss, and Fraher’s jigs
Нашествие 2012 группа Аквариум – one of the largest crowds I have ever played to!
Middlesbrough Poly Folk Club circa 1983 with Tom McConville and Vin Garbutt.
A set of reels from the Irish Sea Sessions 2010, recorded live at the Royal Philharmonic Hall Liverpool.
Birog (Frances O’Rourke, Pat O’Reilly and Becky) playing Liz Carroll’s Jigs – Princess Nancy & Out on the Road
Solo piping on the old set in the final concert on the Tionol of the German Uilleann Pipes Gesellschaft on Burg Fürsteneck, Easter 2009 – it just about held together!