Up at 700 to get Gabe & Chelsea to the train station. Teresa & I left for Athenry to visit Billie & Mary O’Connor. Great food then a few tunes by the fire. Mary sang a great & extended version of the Red River Valley. Billie told a great stroty of his time in Ontario and buying the brand new Chevy Biscayne. ” I wouldn’t call the queen my aunt” says he.
Nesx it was Roscommon Town to visit with friends Seami Talbot & Teresa Nerney. Then roarting off to Ballaghderreen for a mighty session at Spell’s Bar. Frank Jordan (flute, aged 91) and PJ Hernihan were leading the session. Great tunes and great energy. Also playing were Liam (flute), Adrian ( fiddle), Michael (harmonica) and Phil (piano). Micheal fell off a step ladder and had his right arm in a cast. I broke my humerus and now have no humour – yuk, yuk. Big thanks to Neil Spells for all his hospitality..