17 March 2013

ah sure, it's that day again

In 1981, when we were young and very poor, we somehow managed to get tickets for a Chieftains concert in the then brandnew National Concert Hall in Earlsfort Terrace in Dublin. The tickets were of the cheap variety, i.e. we sat behind the band on the hard chorus benches and the acoustics were the wrong way around. Tucked away behind and above the band, we faced the audience. Halfeway through the show Matt Molloy played this solo and I still remember the total silence during his performance and the exploding applause with all kinds people jumping up from their seats and SHOUTING.

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