Hamlet Sweeney and I climbed the stairs to the auspicious Balcony TV studio a little while ago. Thankfully I didn’t have to lug the keyboard with me, just the cajon. We played ‘Sunshine’ which, after the gig in Whelan’s the other night (30 April) with the full band, is fast becoming one of my favourite Hamlet songs.
We’re starting a four-week residency in the Purty Loft on the 14 May (not the 15th, as Hamlet says in the video). Come along!
I was delighted to hear that these talented Trintarians will be putting on another concert of music by the Icelandic group Sigur Rós. I was lucky enough to hear their previous concert and can only presume that this one will be even better.
Student concerts can be really wonderful. In a time when amateur music making is far less prevalent as a leisure activity, students can have the perfect blend of skill, enthusiasm and spare time to do all that is required to perform concerts simply for the love of it. If the cost of concert-going has put you off in the past, then get yourself along to a student concert and be prepared to be very impressed!
The concert will take place in Trinity college chapel on Wednesday 4 February.