Howdy ladies and gents!
Capt. Balatti is just back at the headquarters after a fantastic weekend in Ennis co. Clare.
The Northern Breeze album has been launched in Ireland as well now!
Myself and the viking princess Mike Bryan had a ball! Fantastic weekend of irish tradology and craicology 😉
props to the Ennis Trad Festival committee for putting up such a great event.
We were happy and honored of being joined on stage by an old friend and excellent muso from co. Clare, Seanie McGrath on bodhran.
Here’s some pics of the weekend by our good friend, guitarist and photographer Alistair Cassidy. You can check some more of his photo work on his website www.abcassidyphotography.com or on facebook
here’s your truly caught in the middle of the ron burgundy style flute solo
princess bryan on guitar, think he looks like jeff bridgess on the big lebowski here!
couple more live photos, peep the ubiquitous belly peekaboo by yours truly
seanie on bodhran
yours truly and the balatti boys
and here’s a pic from the after launch party at the world famous ennis trad festival “trad disco”! right after the launch yours truly embarked on a quite remarkable 12 hrs long gin and tonic drinking shift. on the left the italin piper and pipemaker Daniele Bicego, and on the right the lifestyle guru with a vodka and redbull on one hand and a pint of beer under the elbow!
onwards and upwards!