CD Reviews

ChipShop Music with Toshimaru Nakamura – Protocol

January 3, 2013

A couple of things to say about this release before any serious review- firstly the usual caveats given that I consider all of the musicians here to be friends, was present at the live concert in Dublin that forms half of the release, and spent some time socialising with them around the West Irish coastline […]

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Concert Reviews

Monday 27th October

October 27, 2009

So Chip Shop Music with Toshimaru Nakamura then. Caveats out of the way to begin with- I consider Paul Vogel and David Lacey, (two of the group) to be amongst my best friends, and this was my seventh trip over to Dublin to see them play. I would add though that our friendship sprang out […]

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Concert Reviews

Of sea dogs and apple crumble

November 14, 2008

As alluded to in the post below I made another brief trip to Dublin a couple of weeks back, flying out on the Friday and returning home Sunday afternoon. These little trips across the Irish Sea are becoming something I increasingly rely upon to keep myself going, little sanity and creativity top-ups in the midst […]

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Concert Reviews

Home from the Emerald Isle

July 6, 2007

So I got home yesterday after a great few days in Dublin, my third trip there in five months. Only the one gig to go and see on this trip, a quartet of Angharad Davies, David Lacey, Lee Patterson and Paul Vogel, but more than anything I went for the break and good company, spending […]

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