What a shock to hear that David Bowie passed away
and what a wonderful way to go,
releasing an album just days before he left.
In all the interviews I heard with him over the years
I never once heard him doubting himself.
It was always about what he wanted to give to others.
When I first came across him and bought the Hunky Dory album,
I was sure that he was an alien from another planet sent to earth to teach us.
Good luck David, wherever your next stop is.
There's already a little stretch in the evenings here in Co Down - it was lovely seeing the crescent moon last night (holding up the rain, my mother always says) and there's a fresh energy around to get things moving for the New Year.
Before Tom and I head to Australia towards the end of February (boy, am I looking forward to the sunshine) we have two lovely concerts at home - at both homes - Belleek and Rostrevor.
Friday 12th February, 9pm
The Jolly Farmer, Clyhore, Belleek, Co. Fermanagh
(The Jolly Farmer is actually across the bridge in Belleek in Co. Donegal - so it's a cross border gig, literally).
This concert is in aid of our friend Peter McMahon's charity trip to Africa later this year with Niall Mellon Educate, where he and more than 200 other volunteers will be building a new school in the Townships in South Africa.
Saturday 13th February, 8pm
An Cuan, Rostrevor, Co. Down
This concert is to raise funds for the Southern Area Hospice where our friend Bronagh from my singer's group passed away last Spring.
Have a great rest of week.