Union Hall to Glandore Swim 2012

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Union Hall to Glandore 2012, a set on Flickr.

This is my second time doing the swim from Union Hall to Glandore. A good crowd assembled at the quay in Union Hall in a sunny but windy Friday evening. The wind was against us until the slight corner making it a bit choppy on until then. Added to that were the jellyfish half-way across. Nothing to the more seasoned long-distance swimmers in attendance but it was my first time experiencing them. Something I could do without or at very least I’d like to know what type of jellyfish are the bad type of jellyfish!

Next swim for me is probably the Myrtleville to Church Bay 2k swim in aid of the RNLI. See the Myrtleville Swimmers site for more info. Registrations must be in by email shortly and there are some pre-requisites in terms of swims completed but it’s only €10.

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Ian Whitty – Fallen Stars in Late Night Bars



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Ian Whitty and the Exchange performing Fallen Stars in Late Night Bars with images by yours truly from various gigs I’ve seen them play at.  Wonderful song from a must have album for any record collection, Lucky Caller No 9, available from his own site.

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Junior Meirelles in Lisbon

Last September we headed over to Lisbon for a week and spent most of the week out in Estoril but had 2 nights in Lisbon itself first.  We managed to track down some live music at OndaJazz one of those nights.  Junior Meirelles played a chilled out solo set which made for a very enjoyable evening. Most of the rest of week was spent surfing so this was a great start to the holiday.  Lisbon and the coast is one place we’re definitely going to head back to.

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Fred at Cork Opera House

One of Cork’s finest Fred played a packed show in the Opera House in Cork at the end of November.  I’ve seen them quite a few times over the years, most recently at the Indiependence festival but you can never tire of their live performances.  Fred are making a return to the stage over the coming weeks so check them out.

Tue 29th Dec 2009
Jolly Roger Marquee
Sherkin Island

Wed 30th Dec 2009
INEC Acoustic Club
Killarney

Sat 2nd Jan 2010
The Lodge
Mallow

Lots of more photos below.

Fred at Cork Opera House

Fred at Cork Opera House

Fred at Cork Opera House

Fred at Cork Opera House

Fred at Cork Opera House

Fred at Cork Opera House

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The Magic Numbers at Band on the Wall

A few weeks ago I headed over to Manchester for a spot of footie and looked up gig listings for the weekend.  I spotted that The Magic Numbers were playing on the Sunday night so I thought why not?  I didn’t really know much of their stuff but I had heard some songs.  It’s always great to go to a gig with little expectation and be subsequently blown away by the buzz and atmosphere that they generate.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable gig and for those of you luck enough to get a ticket to see them tonight in The Opera House here in Cork as part of the Murphy’s Little Big Nights Out campaign, enjoy!  I, along with 7000 others apparently, unfortunately got a lovely rejection email from Murphy’s.  It felt like a PFO for a job application!

Just a short note on the venue, Band on the Wall, it looks like it has a great line-up with different types of music going on there all the time.  Well worth checking out if you’re in Manchester.

Lots more photos in the full set on Flickr.

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Julie Feeney at The Pavilion

Julie Feeney at The Pavilion

The delectable Julie Feeney played in the Pavilion in Cork a couple of weeks ago.  Having heard her song Impossibly Beautiful a few times including on the Late Late Show the week before where Julie sported a house on her head!  The night was a mixture of the surreal and delightful intertwined with a horrible feeling that Julie’s massive heels would have her tumbling from the stage as she climbed over the barriers.  For one of the more memorable songs called Myth Julie went amongst the audience whispering into peoples’ ears which made for a dramatic effect as she wandered from person to person.  Throughout, the band members played a selection of instruments and were all highly-talented making the night all the more enjoyable.  If you get a chance to see her play live, do it!

Julie Feeney at The Pavilion

Julie Feeney (Band) at The Pavilion

Julie Feeney at The Pavilion

Julie Feeney at The Pavilion

See a few more photos in the full set on Flickr.

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Julie Feeney at The Pavilion

Julie Feeney at The Pavilion

The delectable Julie Feeney played in the Pavilion in Cork a couple of weeks ago.  Having heard her song Impossibly Beautiful a few times including on the Late Late Show the week before where Julie sported a house on her head!  The night was a mixture of the surreal and delightful intertwined with a horrible feeling that Julie’s massive heels would have her tumbling from the stage as she climbed over the barriers.  For one of the more memorable songs called Myth Julie went amongst the audience whispering into peoples’ ears which made for a dramatic effect as she wandered from person to person.  Throughout, the band members played a selection of instruments and were all highly-talented making the night all the more enjoyable.  If you get a chance to see her play live, do it!

Julie Feeney at The Pavilion

Julie Feeney (Band) at The Pavilion

Julie Feeney at The Pavilion

Julie Feeney at The Pavilion

See a few more photos in the full set on Flickr.

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DJ Yoda: Rocking he was

DJ Yoda: Rocking he was

DJ Yoda played in Cork as part of the Coors Light Peak tour.  I usually keep these music posts over on my main blog but I thought I’d throw up a photo to mark the occasion.  What a great gig!  Have a look on Youtube for some of his tracks, what a genius.

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Depressing End to Beamish

Depressing End to Beamish

The Beamish and Crawford brewery on South Main St which closed earlier this year.  Beamish is now (I think) brewed over in the Heineken brewery on the other side of the city along with fellow Cork stout Murphy’s.  I wonder how Heineken will treat the two stouts which are in competition with each in other in the Cork/Munster area.  I switch between the two to be honest and always recommend them above Guinness to foreign visitors looking for that quintessential Irish pint.

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Shaky Reflections

Shaky Reflections

As I mentioned on the previous photo of the unique Shaky Bridge, it is a must for everybody in Cork with a camera.  With this shot I tried to get a different view of the bridge on a fantastic sunny September afternoon.

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