We hope you're well and enjoying the first signs of spring. The daffodils are blooming and the birds are nest building and we've emerged from the bleak winter with some exciting news!
We've been away rehearsing at Wayside Farm this week (having taken all appropriate Covid-secure measures to ensure we met government guidelines!) and it was fabulous! We played a lot of tunes and cuddled a lot of pigs, and there is no finer way to spend a weekend than that - in our humble opinion!
We even made you a little video so you could see what we got up to! Here's Father Kelly's Set (feat. The Rossmore Jetty, The Reconciliation Reel and MacArthur Road). The tunes are named after Father PJ Kelly, a Columban priest (not Colombian as we originally thought!) who wrote the first tune and named it after the pier on the River Shannon near his home in County Galway. Just a little story for you there, not quite up to the standard that we experienced this weekend, because it turns out Kate Griffin is not just a banjo player and videographer extraordinaire, she's also quite the bedtime story-telling bard.
We have so much more exciting news that we can't wait to share with you soon, but our lips are temporarily sealed. Until then, enjoy the tunes, have a little dance in your living room and we'll be in touch!
The Magpies x
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