• Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Login
    Login Login form
20
May

Wooooowooow-weewhaa! what a sound!

Posted by on
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • 155 Comments
Wooooowooow-weewhaa!  what a sound!

“Wooooowooow-weewhaa!”

 

 

So I done that showcase gig in London Sphere Studios last week.  There were a few other bands there… all looking & sounding amazing. I was on last with the one and only rocking badass band ‘“the Linda’s” & Sam Swallow from “the Hoosiers” on Keys.  

 Wooooowooow-weewhaa!  what a sound!  Its funny When you're

headlining a show and the band and myself only got to run through 2 of the 8 songs once for the first time in 9 months haha.  Old hat to a group of guys who play best when winging it. ;)

 

b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_5151.jpg

b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_5103.JPG

 

We started out the set with the title song “Mercy’” and finished with an acoustic Number Pat the guitarist wrote called “Risk the Fall.”  It was a great night altogether.  Massive shout out to Andy and Gav who threw the bash and Lewis who done sound all night… cracking night all round! 

 

Also on the night had a nice chat Ayala with Irish Television, coming to a screen near you very soon, I may have done a wee acoustic number too… ;)

 

Were shooting  a load of footage for my Kickstarter campaign today… Its taking way longer than I expected as everything does but thats just the way it goes… still shooting to have the release of “On Mercy Street” for August.  It's all go go go!  

 

Also for all you guys coming to the Rocky mountain Festival I’m gonna have a load more new merchandise for you guys to have at the Festival!!! some new shirts and a few other wee tricks that you are gonna love?  Are you coming to the festival?  There are rumors that I may be playing another night… they want to make sure that there is plenty of interest in it though!! so let them know you want to see me rocking out more than once!!!

What kind of songs you want me to play at the festival???  Any special songs that you want if your coming?  Let me know and i’ll try and get your song mentioned!! ;) 

 

b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_5378.JPG

b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_5352.JPG

 

Few new album’s from my friends are now out and ready for the pleasure of your ear’s….

Barry Kerr “Boy in a Boat” is out. This album is freaking awesome, I was there whilst a lot if it was being made, and if your lucky I might get Barry to play one at the festival in Colorado?! 

 Paddy Nash and the Happy Enchiladas have also just released another album that they have put their blood sweat and tears into, a freaking good group of people that you will enjoy hearing to no-end! 

Paddy Nash and the Happy Enchilads: https://bandcamp.com/download?from=code&id=244402113&payment_id=895496673&sig=9eefe18613a4b57c051712f46be10636&type=album

Barry Kerr: http://www.barrykerr.com/buy-music/

 

Amongst all that been going on I've been heading away every chance i can get in my van around donegal surfing and hiking… Its good to be home… I’d love to show you guys around here some day… you think you lot would want a guided tour holiday from yours truly around Ireland? ;) just a thought 

 

 

K

xxx

Last modified on
Rate this blog entry:

Comments

  • Guest
    Mary Brandenburg Wednesday, 20 May 2015

    Always love your blogs. The Rocky Mountain Festival is way too far from Baltimore, but know you'll have a blast there. Glad you're enjoying home time. I have been taking a guided tour to Ireland for the past 3 years and one this year in September. Donegal has been on the last 2 tours and the one this year, too. It's beautiful. Would absolutely love to be on a private tour with you. When Barry was trying to get his CD together I remember you asking us to support him which, of course, I did because he's awesome. Out of the blue received the CD on Monday and it is incredible. He sounds great. Have a great time surfing and hanging around home. Anxiously waiting for the new CD, but know that unplanned things happen so you just go with the flow. Take care! You are an incredibly awesome person.

  • Guest
    Sara Wednesday, 20 May 2015

    A tour! Wouldn't that be fantastic. My husband bought us tickets in March for our 25th anniversary. Yippee! You will probably be back here touring though.

  • Guest
    Relda Williamson Wednesday, 20 May 2015

    So glad your web site is up and running! I can't wait for your new cd "On Mercy Street" to get here. And yes, we all would love for you to do a tour of Ireland video for us. Have you ever considered playing in Branson, MO? I am in Arkansas but Branson is close. I love to hear you sing and I have your first Cd and all the Celtic Thunder cd's and video's. Have a great time with your family!!!

  • Guest
    Julie Peters Wednesday, 20 May 2015

    Let me think. Would I like a guided tour holiday around Ireland with Keith? Of course! Can't wait for your CD release in August, Glad the website is back up and running again.
    Keep the pics coming of your activities around home.

  • Guest
    Pam Kelley Wednesday, 20 May 2015

    Yes! A West Ireland tour hosted by you would be just the thing with informal acoustic practices by you in evenings by a warm, dry fire accompanied by Harkin Stew. Lots of campfires, long afternoon explorations of beaches, tons of coastal visits while you surf a bit, exploring Donegal, Sligo, Derry, Errigal!... not the typical " daily Irish Fry-up Breakfast", town to town in a bus routine, though. Towns are not my thing. I hunger for wild coasts, open fields, hills, quieter coasts - exploring the West on a Keith Harkin led tour would be grand, with opportunity to purchase Shivon Soap from Siobhan, meet Kevin... But, please, a year advance notice :) and relatively small group. Maybe more than one tour, to keep them small.

  • Guest
    Judith Wednesday, 20 May 2015

    Can't wait for the album! Heck yeah! I'd love a guided tour around Ireland from you! :) Would be awesome!

  • Guest
    Katherine ross Wednesday, 20 May 2015

    Yes yes and yes

  • Guest
    Rhonda Kaesberg Wednesday, 20 May 2015

    You have gotten so good at your blogs it's like having you just carry on a conversation with me. I can't wait for your kickstart, can't wait for your new album, can't wait for your fall tour to start, and can't wait for HHQ to start selling Irish items. Wow look at you giving me just all kinds of can't wait stuff. Always leave them wanting more. I can't make it to Colorado :( it sounds fantastic and would have been on the can't wait list. Love you to bits kiddo keep having fun at home.
    PS: I will take you up on you being my tour guide any time!!!:o

  • Guest
    Dawn Wednesday, 20 May 2015

    Oh my gosh! What a lovely thought a guided tour of Ireland! What a splendid idea! Good luck with all your music endeavors glad to hear your taking some time to relax though too.

  • Guest
    MissNance3 Wednesday, 20 May 2015

    G'morning, Keith!
    Looks like HOME is being good for you; I'm happy you're so happy...life through your eyes is quite an adventure, so thanks for taking us along and widening our horizons

  • Guest
    jean Kerr Kane Wednesday, 20 May 2015

    Of course I will buy Barry's new album Jean Kerr Kane!1 (and your too)

  • Guest
    Patty Caines Wednesday, 20 May 2015

    So glad you are getting some down time!! I will be at the Rocky Mountain Irish Festival on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I would love to hear "Nothing But You And I", "Don't Forget About Me" "Daisy Fields", and would love to hear you perform "The Island".
    I am visiting Ireland for the first time this September for a 15 day trip, will be in County Donegal for 2 days. I would seriously consider a 2nd trip if you are guiding a trip. I am very excited about this, especially to get to County Mayo, where my family is from. We still have relatives there.
    I hope you get to do some hiking in the Rockies while you are there. There are hundreds of trails, I would suggest Bear Lake. You can hike to several lakes there. Start out at the Bear Lake to get acclimated, go on to Nymph Lake, Dream Lake, and up to Emerald Lake (10,110 feet) you will see Hallett's Peak (Continental Divide 12,720 feet) You have to get to the Trailhead early, (no later than 8:00 am). It is a popular hike as there are many more lakes that you can hike to from this one location. When you start out at Bear Lake you are at 9,475 feet. As soon as you get to Colorado, start drinking water and always have water with you (even if you are not hiking). Colorado is a semi arid climate and combined with the altitude, you will dehydrate and can get altitude sickness. It is like having the flu and you will be weak and not be able to eat. But, if you drink plenty of water, you will be fine. Looking forward to seeing you at the Festival an wish you all safe travels!

  • Guest
    Patty Caines Wednesday, 20 May 2015

    So glad you are getting some down time!! I will be at the Rocky Mountain Irish Festival on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I would love to hear "Nothing But You And I", "Don't Forget About Me" "Daisy Fields", and would love to hear you perform "The Island".
    I am visiting Ireland for the first time this September for a 15 day trip, will be in County Donegal for 2 days. I would seriously consider a 2nd trip if you are guiding a trip. I am very excited about this, especially to get to County Mayo, where my family is from. We still have relatives there.
    I hope you get to do some hiking in the Rockies while you are there. There are hundreds of trails, I would suggest Bear Lake. You can hike to several lakes there. Start out at the Bear Lake to get acclimated, go on to Nymph Lake, Dream Lake, and up to Emerald Lake (10,110 feet) you will see Hallett's Peak (Continental Divide 12,720 feet) You have to get to the Trailhead early, (no later than 8:00 am). It is a popular hike as there are many more lakes that you can hike to from this one location. When you start out at Bear Lake you are at 9,475 feet. As soon as you get to Colorado, start drinking water and always have water with you (even if you are not hiking). Colorado is a semi arid climate and combined with the altitude, you will dehydrate and can get altitude sickness. It is like having the flu and you will be weak and not be able to eat. But, if you drink plenty of water, you will be fine. Looking forward to seeing you at the Festival an wish you all safe travels!

  • Guest
    Patty Caines Wednesday, 20 May 2015

    So glad you are getting some down time!! I will be at the Rocky Mountain Irish Festival on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I would love to hear "Nothing But You And I", "Don't Forget About Me" "Daisy Fields", and would love to hear you perform "The Island".
    I am visiting Ireland for the first time this September for a 15 day trip, will be in County Donegal for 2 days. I would seriously consider a 2nd trip if you are guiding a trip. I am very excited about this, especially to get to County Mayo, where my family is from. We still have relatives there.
    I hope you get to do some hiking in the Rockies while you are there. There are hundreds of trails, I would suggest Bear Lake. You can hike to several lakes there. Start out at the Bear Lake to get acclimated, go on to Nymph Lake, Dream Lake, and up to Emerald Lake (10,110 feet) you will see Hallett's Peak (Continental Divide 12,720 feet) You have to get to the Trailhead early, (no later than 8:00 am). It is a popular hike as there are many more lakes that you can hike to from this one location. When you start out at Bear Lake you are at 9,475 feet. As soon as you get to Colorado, start drinking water and always have water with you (even if you are not hiking). Colorado is a semi arid climate and combined with the altitude, you will dehydrate and can get altitude sickness. It is like having the flu and you will be weak and not be able to eat. But, if you drink plenty of water, you will be fine. Looking forward to seeing you at the Festival an wish you all safe travels!

  • Guest
    Patty Caines Wednesday, 20 May 2015

    So glad you are getting some down time!! I will be at the Rocky Mountain Irish Festival on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I would love to hear "Nothing But You And I", "Don't Forget About Me" "Daisy Fields", and would love to hear you perform "The Island".
    I am visiting Ireland for the first time this September for a 15 day trip, will be in County Donegal for 2 days. I would seriously consider a 2nd trip if you are guiding a trip. I am very excited about this, especially to get to County Mayo, where my family is from. We still have relatives there.
    I hope you get to do some hiking in the Rockies while you are there. There are hundreds of trails, I would suggest Bear Lake. You can hike to several lakes there. Start out at the Bear Lake to get acclimated, go on to Nymph Lake, Dream Lake, and up to Emerald Lake (10,110 feet) you will see Hallett's Peak (Continental Divide 12,720 feet) You have to get to the Trailhead early, (no later than 8:00 am). It is a popular hike as there are many more lakes that you can hike to from this one location. When you start out at Bear Lake you are at 9,475 feet. As soon as you get to Colorado, start drinking water and always have water with you (even if you are not hiking). Colorado is a semi arid climate and combined with the altitude, you will dehydrate and can get altitude sickness. It is like having the flu and you will be weak and not be able to eat. But, if you drink plenty of water, you will be fine. Looking forward to seeing you at the Festival an wish you all safe travels!

  • Guest
    hjanepiatt Wednesday, 20 May 2015

    Love your b
    Thanks so much for sharing your days and you wor. And play hard
    Hope new album ls huge success. We fans love you and your music.

  • Guest
    hjanepiatt Wednesday, 20 May 2015

    Love your b
    Thanks so much for sharing your days and you wor. And play hard
    Hope new album ls huge success. We fans love you and your music.

  • Guest
    hjanepiatt Wednesday, 20 May 2015

    Love your b
    Thanks so much for sharing your days and you wor. And play hard
    Hope new album ls huge success. We fans love you and your music.

  • Guest
    hjanepiatt Wednesday, 20 May 2015

    Love your b
    Thanks so much for sharing your days and you wor. And play hard
    Hope new album ls huge success. We fans love you and your music.

  • Guest
    Miriam Thurrott Wednesday, 20 May 2015

    You've certainly been busy. Good on you! Very interested in a tour of Ireland with you as the guide. Would still like to see you make a book with your photos around the Island , accompanied with song lyrics, Irish poetry, recipes and personal comments. I've had many people positively respond to this idea. Have as much fun as you can while you're home, cause you'll soon be on the road again!

Leave your comment

Guest
Guest Tuesday, 26 September 2017