I had two interviews last Friday before and during the Milwaukee Irish Fest, one with the Irishstar.com (which is partnered with Dublinlive.ie) and one with Ward Irish Music Archives both of which I enjoyed, but found challenging too, delving into the why's and what's of the past.
Two photos arose, one brand new and one from my busking days in 2006 which are fun to look at. That photo by Daragh Owens is in front of HMV on Grafton street which was always a favoured spot for The Mongrels, Peter, Griffo and myself. On one occasion Glen Hansard asked us would we mind stopping busking for an hour so they could film a scene from a movie they were making. Little did we know that was the Once movie he was making! The second photo is from the The Milwaukee Festival by Kenzie Trezise. It was amazing as usual and I enjoyed playing to a wonderful crowd from the Celtic Roots Stage and having the craic as gaeilge with Karen, Ray and an lucht oireachtais in the Ghaeltacht tent with two performances there.
It been a fun and challenging adventure which continues! Read the full interview with Fionnuala Boyle here