Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Debuts, Awards, Grand Slams and World Champions
What a great week ..last week! In the midst of world recession,doom and gloom etc and anchored around St Patricks Day....Sharon Shannon gets the Lifetime Achievement at the Meteor Awards and what more,Galway Girl achieved the most downloaded single of 2008....this is the second year running for Sharon and Mundy. Further surprises for me were in store, when Sharon took to composing and acceptance speech backstage on the night.She normally would say a few words but this time defied my expectations and composed, revised edited and rehearsed in the dressing room backstage at the Meteors......a speech which Josephine Nestor of Meteors described as "warm, strong and couargeous" . Well done, Sharon. Then Sharon and Mundy and big band launched into a stomping version of Galway Girl before being joined onstage by Camille O Sullivan who took the place apart with MamaLou.
As if this was not enough, the Irish Rugby team thrilled and delighted the Nation with a Grad Slam victory after which President Mc Aleese presented the trophy to Brian O Driscoll while The Galway Girl played in the Millenlum stadium. Later on that night Bernard Dunne became super-bantam weight World Champion at the 02.On the same night, Katy(my daughter number 3) made her debut musical appearance on electric vilolin with boyfriend Craig Mulvaghs Six Foot Small at Eamon Dorans ,Temple Bar.The new Scarlett Riviera!!! Well done Katy!
So a brilliant week........now its down to Senor Trappatoni and the national soccer squad....next week with Bulagari and Italy!!!
Meantime Sharon ,Gerry O Connor, Mike Mc Goldrick, Dessie Donnelly and Tim Edey begin a 10 date acoustic tour of Ireland visting small music clubs, arts centres and community centres next Friday.