Sea Birds Flying

Three songs made me cry when, eventually, and after many years, I first heard them performed live – “Sounds of Silence” sung by Paul Simon, “God only knows” from Brian Wilson, and “Wichita Lineman” performed by Glen Campbell on his farewell tour All three songs had been part of my life for forty years orContinue reading “Sea Birds Flying”

Looking out for Kilkee

I first visited the seaside resort of Kilkee, Co Clare, one August, exactly fifty years ago. The town and its people claimed my heart in a way that I still find hard to describe, and it has been part of my existence ever since, accompanying me on my journey from teenager through middle age toContinue reading “Looking out for Kilkee”