Tag: Music

Memories of Tony Rice and my exploration of bluegrass music

On St Stephen's day, we were notified of the sad news that bluegrass guitarist Tony Rice had passed away. It was strange - I felt so sad, although I've never known him, met him, or even had any particular connection to his playing style. Still, it's like I sort of...

Me and my guitar, first week of 2021

Years ago, when I was very much into English folk music and tried to play the melodeon (if you're Irish, in the English context it's the 2-row accordion, but tuned D/G), a new friend of mine had started her YouTube channel where she documented her journey of learning to...

Music brings people together

It's now the first day of 2021, and after a fantastic New Year's Eve, I'm sitting here thinking about music - what a joyful addition it is to life and how it brings people together. Last night we had a Zoom session with friends in Italy, and later with our...

The last day of 2020 - some thoughts

Hey, we've made it to the end of 2020! I can't wait for it to be over. Tomorrow we have a new year with new hope. At least I have hope that at some point during 2021 we will begin to see better times coming! 2020 - music, friendships and...