Richard Broderick celebrates
This winter's first and only fall of snow
With a midnight rendering
Of the Bonny Bunch of Roses O

And Paddy Dineen is rising
With On Top of the Old Stone Wall.
His closed eyes respect the song.
His mind's a festival.

And now Romona lights the lips
Of swaying Davy Shea.
In a world of possibilities
This is the only way.

"Living Ghosts", by Brendan Kenneally

His face a summer morning
When the sun decides to smile
Tom Keane touches enchantment
With Charming Carrig Isle.

I've seen men in their innocence
Untroubled by right and wrong.
I close my eyes and see them
Becoming song.

All the songs are living ghosts
and long for a living voice
O may another fall of snow
Bid Broderick rejoice!

Music Venues 2007

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Nash's, February.

Barney
Barney
Deco
Deco
Harry
Harry
 
Paddy
Paddy

The apple of his eye
Johnny
Niall and Johnny (RIP)
 

Nash's, March.

Don, Anne
Don, Anne
Family
Johnny's family
The Girls from Mayo
The Girls from Mayo
 

Moira Lawson, Deco

Looking up

Frank, Johnny and friends
 

Other venues, March/April.

Eric Fleming and Gerry Crilly
Eric Fleming & Gerry Crilly at Connolly Books
Rosie's Farewell
Rosie's Farewell, Palace Nightclub
Spanish students
With Spanish students in Burke's
 
 
I Draw Slow, Cobblestone

I Draw Slow, Cobblestone

Foghorn String Band, Cobblestone
Liam Kennedy (centre)
Cobblestone old-time session
Tommy, Don, Micha, Ralf in the Kuriosum
Hannover, Germany
   

O'Donohue's (Glen of Aherlow), April.


Paul, Tony, Nora

Paul and Liam
   

Devitt's, April.


Chris and Jim among the audience

Des, Eilish, Eileen, Keith
   

Don, guitar

Don, banjo
   

Devitt's, May (one of the final "Poc Fada" sessions).


Yunshi

Niall and Joan

A guest piper

Eileen

Ciarán, Peter, Eithne, Tony

Peggy, Berni

Don on banjo
 

Ciarán, Peter, Tony, Eileen

Keith on banjo

Guests from Norway
 

Cobblestone, June.


Howard from NY State



Nash's, July.


Rose chilling, Willy

Rose, Willy, Jimmy

Vincent, just before he got barred
A regular
Francis

Tony

Trish, doing something funny
with Johnnie's stick

Dunno what the joke was

Reflective

Owen, Suzie, Louis (RIP)

The same
   

September.


Picture of Gerry Crilly in O'Ds, Merrion Row
 
The Pale
 
Pat, Trish, Chris
 

October, Ryan's.


Eilish

Peter--that banjo gets around!

With Scots in the Palace nightclub
 

A few days later, in the Duke, Duke St. (this was a loooonnng Sunday!)


Nice young folk in the Duke

Mad old folk outside

Old folk causing a ructions

Old folk in the wee hours

The following Friday, in Grace's, Rathmines.


Musicians in Grace's

Mikey Joe getting ready to sing
   

November.


Tony in the Pale, with Shay on banjo

Shane with Caruso, CD launch, Dame 4
   

December in the Pale.


Mick, Frank, Paddy, Derek

Tommy, Patrick

Patrick plays with group
 

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