On Monday afternoon, just before I headed to the airport we managed to squeeze in a slot on the wonderful Radio na Life. Niall Mc, Jeremy and I headed into the studio and did three quick takes of Rebel Charm, Grand Canal Dock and Don’t Give in. I even had to speak cupla focal Gaelga! Great end to an amazing week!
After an exhausting day in the studio we headed for Dublin Saturday morning. Straight to my hometown of Rush. Flying visit with friends and family, great gig and then into town after. Few tinnies. Up early Sunday for load into The Old Storehouse. Sound checked and on stage by 3pm. Bit of a mad rush trying to get people in cause The Fureys were sold out. But we kicked off and lashed through a decent set. Then we all hit a wall! Wrecked. Rick’s Burger did the trick but! And relax. Sweeney’s for pints.
Oh my word what a studio. And Gerald, what an engineer.
We didn’t do ourselves any favours by arriving an hour late for a planned six hour session, with eleven tracks to record live! But Gerald worked like an demon and got all eight of us set up in record speed.
The first three tracks took an hour and a half to do, and it didn’t look good for getting them all done. (It’s always the hardest time in a studio. Getting used to the mix in your ears and the strangest of the set up). But once we got going we started to lash through them. In no time we were half way. Then Gerald kindly decided to stay an extra hour to help us get the last few done (he was off to Dublin for a gig himself).
We just about pulled it off. All eleven done. Serious effort.
Can’t wait to hear it back now…but on to Dublin for a few nice shows first!
Welcome to The Living Stream’s home on the internet. From here we shall be keeping you up to date (should you give two hoots) about what we’re up to. We have a very busy week coming up next week with our first Irish tour! Our first any tour really, so lots to do and plan and practice. Right now we just need to figure out how WordPress works…won’t get anywhere nowadays without a bleedin’ webpage. Laters.