In June, I took a well needed break and went home to my home in Co. Cavan, Ireland. I absolutely love going home as it's in the middle of the countryside, somewhat isolated from the outside world, and the only sounds that can be heard are birds singing, bees buzzing, the occasional farm noise and the odd car that might drive down the tiny lane that we live on. A couple of days of this and I was well rested, and of course itching to go out and play some tunes with some of my Irish musician pals!
On Saturday I had the pleasure of hosting a session with the lovely fiddler Siobhán Peoples and banjo player/guitarist Dessie Kelliher. The tune started at about 7pm and we played on until the pub shut and we were joined by a variety of musicians from Ennis. It was the perfect session to wind down a lovely weekend of tunes!
I returned to Cavan the next day and spent a few more days at home relaxing and catching up with my family and friends before returning to my busy life in Glasgow. The night before I returned I attended my parents weekly session in Gray's Hotel, Arva. It was a great session, full of old tunes I hadn't played in a bit and I'm looking forward to attending soon again!