I took this picture of Dunluce Castle (Northern Ireland) from the Wild Goose, 2009. This is the castle pictured on Led Zeppelin’s “Houses Of The Holy”. The Wild Goose is a small yacht which was the first vessel to navigate the entire coast of Russia. The tale of how it now belongs to my sister and brother-in-law is rather interesting in itself! Perhaps I’ll tell it in another photo – watch this space…
Another of my photos from Derry/Londonderry, 2009. A statue symbolizing peace. Sadly, a firebomb planted by the IRA went of at a hotel in that very city on Friday, but thanks to a swift midnight evacuation, no one was hurt. #peace
Derry/Londonderry, N. Ireland in 2009. (@hanfengshui asked me to post more photos of Ireland but I don’t live there any more so I’m digging into the archives!) #archivegram #ireland #norrhernireland #derrystrokelondonderry #norniron #dccardwellarchives
Rare opportunity to see Cordner & Rudolph in England!
I believe that social networking has had the most profound impact on the relationship between musician and listener since the twin-pronged technological advances of recording and broadcasting in the early 20th century.
Our beloved cat Joni who was our close companion back when we lived in Northern Ireland.
Ballintoy Harbour is an incredibly quaint little fishing harbour on the north coast of Northern Ireland, situated between Portrush and Ballycastle. It’s located about 1 km from the small village of Ballintoy, and is reached by the steep Knocksaughey Hill road. The village was used for the fictional town of Pyke in HBO’s medieval fantasy TV series Game of Thrones.
Marjorie and I came to the band late, not long before Together Alone came out, when I picked up Woodface somewhere on CD and we instantly realised that tracks such as It’s Only Natural and Fall At Your Feet were a kind of music we’d been yearning for but had never really managed to find…
“Gut Music For All People!”
I would sneak into the sitting room and secretly strum on them. I played so quietly, using the pad of my thumb, that I could barely even hear it myself…