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Impressions of Manchester and the Songs of the Street, or, ‘Keep Calm and Busk On’

The news out of Manchester really got to me. Having dealt with loss in my personal life of late, I suppose I’m especially raw right now, but, upon reading the news yesterday morning, I found my eyes watering up and … Continue reading

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Come On Down, or ‘All the Roots Grow Deeper When It’s Dry’

Some say that my teaching is nonsense. Others call it lofty but impractical. But to those who have looked inside themselves, this nonsense makes perfect sense. And to those who put it into practice, this loftiness has roots that go … Continue reading

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Will Sing for Wontons

“I’ve made a small fortune busking in my days. A very small fortune.” – Spotted on a musicians’ online message board — Posted in roundabout response to the WordPress Daily Prompt: Fortune (https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/fortune-2/)

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‘For the good are always the merry’ – On the Luck of the Irish Fiddler

The Fiddler of Dooney by William Butler Yeats When I play on my fiddle in Dooney, Folk dance like a wave of the sea; My cousin is priest in Kilvarnet, My brother in Moharabuiee. I passed my brother and cousin: … Continue reading

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