Running Full Circle by Frank Greally.
Flook at the White Horse, Ballincollig. They are a phenomenal four-piece powerhouse group, who blew me away the first time I heard their music in 1997 and they continue to inspire!
The Best of Olodum, from the brilliant Brazilian percussion ensemble.
Micheál Ó Súilleabháin’s gig in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, when I was in my mid-teens. That gig planted a seed that led to me studying and teaching music at University College Cork and the University of Limerick and ultimately producing Pulses of Tradition here in Cork.
KAN’s gig in The Pavillion, Cork a couple of years ago. Inspirational music — innovative and technically flawless!
Generally, I either watch sport of some sort or something on TG4, the best quality Irish television station by a mile.
The Purple Vespertine on Lyric.
Barney McKenna, Mel Mercier, Nic Gareiss.
Your best celebrity encounter: Singing Christy Moore’s ‘Joxer Goes to Stuttgart’ about 15 years ago for an audience in England which included Jack Charlton in the front row. He told me afterwards that it was the first time he had heard it live.
A new suit for €400.
Mac Notebook — I use it to keep the webpages and Facebook pages up to date for Pulses of Tradition and the Lee Sessions. I also use GarageBand to try out new musical ideas and to record the music/songs of the children in the school that I work in, Gaelscoil Charraig Uí Leighin.
Parents of special needs children. They don’t get half enough support or assistance from the state.
Place the arts at the very centre of state policies, acknowledging the incredible impact that the Irish arts make abroad — unlike the recent actions of our Government!
CourtsArts Film & TVPlace: Nenagh, Co TipperaryPlace: CorkPlace: Triskel ChristchurchPlace: White HorsePlace: BallincolligPlace: Nenagh,Place: Co TipperaryPlace: The PavillionPlace: EnglandPerson: Brian MorrisseyPerson: Frank GreallyPerson: Micheál O SuilleabháinPerson: Barney McKennaPerson: Mel MercierPerson: Nic GareissPerson: Christy MoorePerson: Jack CharltonOrganisation: University College CorkOrganisation: University of LimerickOrganisation: KANOrganisation: TG4Organisation: LyricOrganisation: GarageBandOrganisation: Gaelscoil Charraig Uí Leighin