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Archive for the month “October, 2014”

MFLL Thursday Music: Wild Child

#IMAWILDCHILD

Source: wildchildsounds.com

 

October 22

Now  here’s the good news!

 

Wild Child are in the UK shortly and  are in Hoxton on  November 11 

Check out the tour here 

 

http://wildchildsounds.com/shows/

 

June 17 2014:

 

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Afternoon All!
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Great New Discovery

All the way from Austin, for your listening pleasure.

They’ve certainly put a mad skip to my step on this early start to the city day.

Maybe  they’ll come over sometime  and play live in London?

C’mon guys! You know you want to!

 

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Wednesday Song: #LisaONeill sings #SineadOConnor #Three Babies

www.ArbutusYarns.com ::

 

“Lisa O’Neill performs the Sinead O’Connor song ‘Three Babies’ live at Cherrylane Gallery in Greystones, October 2010. “

Source: www.youtube.com

Who could not be moved by this rendition of the Sinead O song?

Lisa O’Neill, Cavan can be very proud to call you one of their own. With family roots in Cavan, I’m proud too but also more than happy to share this singer and this song and her own penned songs with a world-wide audience.  Go, Lisa O!

 

for details of upcoming tour , check out http://lisaoneill.ie/home/?page_id=46

 

Lisa is supporting The Lost Brothers @St Pancras Old Church on 12 November. One of London’s best live music venues. Will we be there? But of course!

 

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Tuesday Music : Kaity Rae

Source: www.kaityrae.com

New discovery

yeah

big like!

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Birthday Monday’s Song is The Penguin Song

Happy birthday song!!

Source: www.youtube.com

For everyone celebrating a birthday today, yesterday, tomorrow.

For penguin lovers everywhere.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Day! 

 

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October Music : Imelda May – Kentish Town Waltz = on the turntable

 

September  2014

 

dedicated to my husband

we too have stuck with each other 

with all our might,

love ya, Picto!

 

Summer 2014

rushing for a train to Brighton 

make it with moments to spare 

get on board

race down the carriages to connect with husband

stop!

Right there!

it isn’t?

it is!

 

Imelda May!

too gobsmacked  to say much more than hello 😦

 

(anyway,  I have this thing about approaching public personalities when they are in private mode?  Although Imelda always comes over as warm and approachable. Still. It’s an intrusion into someone’s private space. )

 

 From the archive

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Music video by Imelda May performing Kentish Town Waltz.

This would warm the cockles of most hearts. 

I saw Imelda @ The Roundhouse and @ Somerset House in 2011. A Molly Malone of an evening, both times.  Up Dublin! 

 

if you love #ImeldaMay ..and how could you not ..you MUST WATCH THIS VIDEO 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Nw6Tv2DhqyQ#!

Source: www.youtube.com

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Closes today: People in London Exhibition @ RGS

Visit the “People in London” exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society
(with IBG) in London until 17 October 2014. 

Source: www.peopleinlondon.com

The above photograph is titled " Chess in Brick Lane"

 

" Brick Lane at lunchtime on Sunday is a bustling, noisy place, especially if it’s a fine day. In the middle of all the clamour, on the day when Richard took this picture, there were five men sitting in complete silence staring down at the chess boards in front of them. One of them – he’s the one in the umbrella hat – was taking on all the other four at the same time, moving up and down along the boards. As far as Richard could judge by the faces of his opponents, he was on his way to beating all four."

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Wednesday Song: #LisaONeill sings #SineadOConnor #Three Babies

www.ArbutusYarns.com ::

 

“Lisa O’Neill performs the Sinead O’Connor song ‘Three Babies’ live at Cherrylane Gallery in Greystones, October 2010. “

Source: www.youtube.com

Who could not be moved by this rendition of the Sinead O song?

Lisa O’Neill, Cavan can be very proud to call you one of their own. With family roots in Cavan, I’m proud too but also more than happy to share this singer and this song and her own penned songs with a world-wide audience.  Go, Lisa O!

 

for details of upcoming tour , check out http://lisaoneill.ie/home/?page_id=46

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Sunday Song ~ Adele ~ Hometown Glory live at Royal Albert Hall

Adele loves the city ” when everyone is wearing shorts and shades,”

 

“The song appears on Adele’s debut album 19, released on 22 October 2007 in the United Kingdom. In 2008, the song was re-released as her fourth single. Adele wrote the song in 10 minutes after her mother tried to persuade her to leave her ‘home town ‘ ofWest Norwood in London for university. “Hometown Glory” is the first song that Adele ever wrote.”

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Source: www.youtube.com

Adele’s love letter to London!  Beat that!

Not sure about the shorts and shades in this weather though.

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MERGE 2014

Merge Festival Is An Annual Festival To Encourage And Promote A Set Of
Exhibitions, Performances, Events And Happenings Which Draw On The Rich
Heritage And Contemporary Culture Of Bankside.

Source: mergefestival.co.uk

Most of Merge closes by October 19, so get along to view the melting house and the  Bompas & Parr exhib before they  melt or disappear!

Lots of intriguing things going  on!

 

watch the Tate Shots Merge video here 

http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/video/tateshots-merge-festival

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Friday’s Song – Mo Kenney – Sucker

“To say the Rachel Sermanni-fronted Middle Of Nowhere Recordings is on a roll at the moment would be something of an understatement. After swoonworthy recent releases from Sermanni herself and Colin Macleod, the Highlands-based label now presents Candian singer-songwriter Mo Kenney.”

Source: www.forfolkssake.com

10/14

7am

 

It’s  early morning here in London Town. 

Reacquainting ourselves with this wondrous Canadian folk singer. 

Missed her well-received first London gig  @ Union Chapel earlier in the year 😦

She came back to London this week for two more gigs and MFLL is miffed to have missed those too 😦

Come back soon, Mo, you are loved in London 🙂

 

Our SongPick Of The Day? Oh yes! enjoy!

 

http://mokenney.bandcamp.com/

 

 

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 03/14

 

With thanks to for folk’s sake, for the introduction to Mo’s Songs.

This song is already a favourite of MFLL!

 

She’s on tour at the moment with Rachel Sermanni

 

http://www.songkick.com/artists/4463218-mo-kenney

 

 

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