Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

Dunluce Castle as seen from the Wild Goose

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…

Derry/Londonderry, 2009. A statue symbolizing peace.

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, Northern Ireland in 2009

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

How Social Networking Has Been A Game Changer For Musicians

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.

Panoramic View of Ballintoy Harbour (village of ‘Pyke’ in HBO’s Game Of Thrones TV series!)

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.

Crowded House are the reason we’re in Australia

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…

Review of Neil Young at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia, 28 Jan 2009

The Sidney Myer Music Bowl is a rather wonderful outdoor venue in the heart of Melbourne's King's Domain. A natural amphitheatre with a large stage and a covered area for those who can afford the expensive seats! For once, I paid the extra to get up close to one of my major musical heroes. I was accompanied by my … Continue Reading ››

OK, OK, I’ve finally given in and DONE one of these things!

[One of those Facebook questions doing the rounds that I finally answered...] ___________________________ THE RULES: Just copy and paste and put your own answers in. The purpose of this is to get to know your friends better. Have fun! Here are the rules - post this list on your profile (in Notes) replacing my answers with yours. … Continue Reading ››

The Buzzcocks at the Ulster Hall, Belfast, 1978

One of our tickets from the Buzzcocks concert, 1978
One of our tickets from the Buzzcocks concert, 1978
Marjorie and I saw The Buzzcocks at the Ulster Hall in Belfast in 1978, after Love Bites. It was just about … Continue Reading ››

Some less well-known MySpace artists that I like (by DC)

[imported from Myspace - note that some of these links may well be dead by now] Again, this list could be a mile long. I've been really enthralled by a lot of beautiful music on Myspace over the last year or so. I'll try to keep adding to (or amending) this list, … Continue Reading ››

Interview with DC Cardwell from The Table Tribune, Indiana, 2007

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…