I’ve just looked back over my photos and have realised how much last year’s resolution has added to my life – this gig going craic has become a way of life for me, and I really think that I am better off for it (maybe not financially, but in so many other ways).
I’ve met like-minded people, met really sound musicians, seen some amazing shows, heard songs that have changed the way I think and been moved in many ways.
Irish music is so rich and diverse at the moment, and so under appreciated by so many. I know that many of the acts I see are doing it independently and struggle financially. I just want to thank them for what they bring to their fans and the level of professionalism they display. It’s a privilege to see many of them live and I consider myself very lucky to be a part in some small way of the Irish music scene at the moment.
This year I have set no targets, and have no goals, gig-wise. However, when counting my gigs this year, I realise I have gone to more now than I had at the same time last year. Maybe I’ll crack my target from last year without even trying to!
*Originally posted on www.gigaholic.tumblr.com on 02/08/12*