Author: shane

Gael

Gael was written in Vienna in 2014. Or at least that’s where the writing begun. The journey started when first I set foot on a famine grave as a six year old boy, with my father in West Cork just…

Sounds

Sounds – Part I Sounds are coded things. Wrapped and coloured with messages. Those messages can be good and bad. Sounds are possibly our first real experience of the world and our relationship to it. As we begin the brutal…

Words

Words Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me… So they say. Words are just words we were taught to ignore. This is the first blog of 2019 and over the next series of blogs…

Time & Tide

Time and tide waits for no one and isn’t it amazing how time flies. We say that all the time. But looking at our phones, time online or even reading this is a testament to just how distracted we are….

Thank You!

So this is a very special post from myself and all at the SOF team. We would like to say a huge thank you to Katrin Schmirler for the most recent and great review she gave the new album “They…

In the Summer time …

It’s super hot here folks in Vienna. As I write to you it says 30 degrees and that’s indoors. Outside it’s clocking 32º – so the iPhone says. I’m inclined to believe it. Being Irish I have taken to applying…

Summer Songs…

Live at the Exposure Music Festival Croatia – Photo by Mark Peters You’d think by looking through this blog that it had been a quiet few months. You’d be forgiven for thinking that I have been hiding under a stone…

Devils and Details

________________________________________ Three shows in Niedersachsen 7th – 9th April Hotel Sauerland – Alfhausen – Back again for more shenanigans.  “The devil is in the detail”.  I have used this saying many times but never actually understood what it really meant. Truth is…

Spring Flowers 2017

Spring Flowers Tour Germany 2017 The Official Tour Blog So it’s been a whirlwind of weeks since the beginning of  March. What with all things wrapped around Irish events and St. Patricks day festivities I have been on the road…