Hope you enjoyed my Aretha tribute last week. It’s back to a normal (almost) Pick & Mix this time with tracks mainly from 3 gigs I was at a couple of weeks ago, they were all great. With the relaunch of Uplift Radio coming from Kincasslagh Co. Donegal there are hopefully many new listeners from Ireland and so there is a fair sprinkling of Irish related tracks on the show including Sir Harry Lauder Kissing the Blarney Stone. Seamus Begley is a popular singer, accordionist and storyteller from Co Kerry and together with his daughter Meabh and Jim Murray (Sharon Shannon) band gave a great gig I was at so a few tracks from them as well as the Pearl that is veteran Elkie Brooks.
There are so many talented singer songwriters out there and Amanda Ann Platt is up there with best, I saw her with her backing band The Honeycutters -they are from N. Carolina and play good old country / Americana with the use of pedal steel guitar. I have a couple of tracks from their album.
And now that we have blown into Autumn there is a seasonal track from another Begley – Andrea (The Voice).
So listen in if you fancy a dance or just sit back and listen with perhaps a glass of wine (the Lilac flavour).