Hi everybody, I hope you have had a great year.
It has been a very exciting year for me.
We started out in Alaska in January and will finish out the Year in Telluride Colorado. Starting and ending in snow.... maybe there is a cosmic message there !! In the middle we seemed to go to California every other month, which was great.We went around Up East(as they say here in Nashville) more than we have in a while.We went to Wisconsin and Michigan, Ohio, Alabama, New York, North Carolina and of course Washington as always Then the Woman's Heart tour last month was a blast. I hope all of you who got to see it enjoyed it as much as I did. All those ladies Mary Black, Sharon Shannon and Cara Dillon, are superb musicians, and great craic. It was a once in a lifetime experience.
I really enjoyed all the gigs I got to do this year. Thanks to all who came out to see me and thanks also to those who brought friends. Word of mouth is the way to go.
Next year I hope to keep up the touring and get to more places than I've been to in a while. There is also a rumour that there may be some gigs in Ireland in the Summer.
I'm also in the process of starting a new recording project that I expect will come out in '07. In the meantime I hope to release here a collection that came out in Ireland in October called "The View From Here". It's a good representation of my recordings over the last 25 years, including some songs from the small voiced Maura with De Dannan!! I hope that keeps everyone happy.
May you all have a safe and harmonious Christmas and a happy and fruitful New Year.