Pat 'de Verse' Burke’s thirty-five comments

  • Re: COVID-19 pandemic: seisiun substitutes?

    I don't know how this would work re; trad music sessions. But last Friday I was involved in a virtual singing session, based on the normal weekly singing session at An Goilín Singers Session held at Club na Múineoirí, in Parnell Square, Dublin every Fr... more…

  • Re: Fleadh Drogheda

    Reflections on Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann more…

  • Re: Florentine Bar

    This session has finished, as the Florentine is now closed, due to fire damage. more…

  • Re: The Waverley Hotel

    Dropped in on Fri nt. Sang a few songs. Nice session too. more…

  • Re: La Cité D’Ys

    I attended this session last Tues. It was of a very high standard, and most enjoyable. Led by two excellent young fiddlers with a number of very good musicians also playing. I sang a few songs too, and was made very welcome. I recommend this session to an... more…

  • Re: Sessions in Rennes, Breizh (Brittany)

    Míle buíochas, I will look these up when I travel over. more…

  • Sessions in Rennes, Breizh (Brittany)

    I'll be in Rennes for a few days in early February, (4-7th). Are there any Breton/Celtic/Irish Trad sessions on? I'm a traditional singer myself, but not a musician. I'm usually found at Cobblestone Bar, O'Donoghues Bar \swell as at a number of singers se... more…

  • Re: Tim Lyons

    I worked with as part of 'The Wild Bees Nest' Project in 2011. It was Tim who suggested the air I eventually used for my own composition, 'Bram's Gothic Lullaby' for the Project. (he suggested using 'The Peeler & the Goat'). Poor Tim, you will be sorely m... more…

  • Re: Gig or Session ?

    I visit the Cobblestone Bar and O'Donoghue's Bar in Dublin fairly regularly. I have to say most sessions are not as 'open' as it might first appear, in reality they are 'gigs', or to coin a new phrase 'sesh-gigs'. As far as I can see, 2 or 3 musicians are... more…

  • Re: Young men with beards

    I've had a beard since I was 19. Am in my 50s now. Beard is now longer jet-black, but a shade of greyish salt & pepper now. I shaved it off twice. Once in my early 20s ( a heatwave back then....an unusual occurrence in Ireland) and again in my 30s. Second... more…