In Concert – The Trail of publicity

So, we have been blown over by peoples support for our book.  As you know it can be bought online and we hope to have it in a few shops soon.  It is hard to get it into shops when the times they are open is being spent holding down a day job.  We will get there.

In the meantime here is what some people are saying about the book

Fanning Sessions say it’s a great read

Jim Carroll kicked off a conversation in the Irish Times by asking What’s the best gig ever to take place?

Paul McDermott from Dublin City fm did a complete show dedicated to the book

Denis Goodbody went one better and read pieces from the book with some songs inbetween

The whole event was streamed live
Goldenplec called the list of contributors impressive

Facebook page for book is here

Launch date Jan 24 – Liberty Hall

In the shadow of James Connolly statue outside Dublin’s Liberty Hall and on the banks of the River Liffey we will be launching our book on Tuesday Jane 24. We will feature some songs and readings from contributors to In Concert as well as special guest speaker, John Roche from irish Red Cross.

We look forward to seeing as many of our friends as possible and with great thanks to SIPTU we will have this glorious backdrop to celebrate the book

A thought for the year

Since when

Since when

Has financial cost usurped human dignity?
Has the market dictates what we do for our people?
Is it ok to ignore human suffering?
Has our walk through life blinded us to the streets?
So let’s
Talk
Belong
Communication is vital to our sense of belonging
If you see a business you like
Buy something from it
If you see a business you don’t
Don’t
Remember that it’s ok not to feel ok
It’s ok to be worried
It’s ok to wish for change
If you want to see change
Seek that change
Be that change
Dream of a world where those who inhabit it seek to make it a better place for all
Where compassion overcomes profit
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Having a dog gives one a great opportunity to get out in your local community. In my land of suburbia I imagine more people know my dog Strummer than they know of his namesake. My guess is more know him than me. Which is fine I travel incognito with my headphones for company many evenings as Strummer reacquaints himself with many garden pillars and trees. The smell of the city to him is a wondrous adventure. Over the past 6 weeks as he stopped every 10 yards I looked around in amazement at the homes and lights that enveloped them. My concern for global warming slightly waned as this led light wonderland brought a smile to my face. Christmas brings out that good feeling.
Of course there are many who don’t share that as the challenge of Christmas worries them it is a time when charity comes to the fore and people have a bit more time for others. I love it, I stick on it’s a wonderful life and smile. But now as the trees get shredded and the decorations are put away to gather dust for the next 11 months sadness does set in. A new year brings new challenges as we continue to try to make sense of our surroundings. It gives us a chance to take stock.
We have a chance to see what type of society we want to see. The Type of business we want to see stay open are the ones we should shop in. The life we want to see for our kids or our friends kids is the in we can lead. We have it in our grasp, it’s what I need so I can see those decorations come down.
Happy 2017
niallhope