Getting out in the big wide world (of the Loughshore)

This evening I spent a while attending the Geordie Hanna Weekend Saturday Evening event about ‘Crossing Borders’ with a Keynote speaker from County Wexford – part of a Posse who sang songs about the 1978 rebellion. There was also a woman with the surname Pearse – descendant of Padraig? – who sang about an Irishwoman who fell in love with a guy who fought on Napoleon’s side a Waerloo – to spite the English, lol.

 

I was taking snapchat snaps of parts of the songs. But they expressed concern at my part and I respectfully left. Hadn’t planned to say long anyways.

 

I am friendly with a nephew of Geordie who grew up in Lancaster, England, and we have a common love of Bob Dylan, The Beatles and The Smiths.

 

Also, saddened by Leonard Cohen’s death. We’re losing our troubadours. he keynote speaker mentioned Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize for Literature. He even mentioned English poets, namely Keats. Perhaps we have more in common than we would like to imagine. 🙂

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Irish_ballads#Napoleonic_Wars

 

I’m pretty sure it’s ‘My Love at Waterloo’ sang this evening.

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