I wanted to post a roundup of some recent music bits and pieces.
Firstly, there was some sad news last Tuesday (19th August). LeRoi Moore, the saxophonist with The Dave Matthews Band died, following complications arising from an ATV accident earlier in the year. He’ll be sadly missed.
Last weekend, myself and Louise took a trip to Fermanagh for the final weekend of the Williams Syndrome Association of Ireland Music / Activity camp. We arrived Friday evening, in time to see TKO play. The lads came up from Dublin specially to play for WSAI, and it was very well received by all there. As is customary, the last night of the week is when the attendees of the camp put on a short musical, which they rehearsed during the week. This year was “Williams School of Rock”, a short musical centered around a school scene, including goths, cool kids, the school principal, a health inspector and a road safety lecture! It went very well, and well done to everyone involved. We really enjoyed it.
Lastly, I went in to Dolan’s last night for Jay Mitchell’s acoustic guitar gig. Jay organised the Limerick Acoustic Guitar Festival and finished up the week-long festival himself with a very impressive gig. This is the second year of the festival, and it’s certainly one to keep in mind for next year.