We are making final plans to head off to Rostrevor and Newry for the weekend to record with Tommy, Colum and Ben Sands.  On Friday we will record The Writers Passage with Tommy based on his book “The Songman” and following that we will set about recording material for a home page for Tommy here on Podcasts.ie.   On Saturday we record material with Colum and then Ben, these three brothers are excellent song writers and we are thrilled that we will be able to feature them as individual artists over the coming weeks and our trip gives us a chance to discover another part of Ireland, on that note, special thanks to The Northern Ireland Tourist Board who are treating us as their guests at The Canal Court Hotel in Newry for our visit. For further information on Northern Ireland, contact their Tourist Information Centre in Suffolk St, Dublin 2 on callsave 1850 230 230 or go to www.discovernorthernireland.com

We must of course perform our civic duty and vote before we head off on Friday, these are interesting times in that we are only away for a couple of nights but will leave with one Government and come back to another.  Enough about politics though, we have uploaded a new performance podcast by Pete Courtney during which he gives exclusive performances from his debut album “One of These Kids”