Music Is The Backdrop To My Life

I have watched Dónal look very hard at the monitor of his laptop for the last few months. I have watched him smile, I have watched him focused and sometimes angry and I have even watched him curse a little too… I never knew what was actually going on on the other side of the screen and every time I asked what he was doing I was told that it was for him to know and for me to find out…

Meanwhile, I crochet hats galore, prepared workshops, installed the The Irish Reef with friends. I fiddled with new ideas and was creative in my own mind.

The other night, Dónal finally revealed what had him absorbed for so long. It turned out to be a lovely little animation he made for a tune he wrote and released on his latest CD called Slipstring. It is a lovely song written for sincere reasons and the animation compliments it beautifully.

I feel very privileged to have real live music written and performed beautifully by a real human being as a backdrop to my life. No sampling, just pure musicality.

Music and the rhythm of the crochet hook go hand in hand so well!


Days Of Music

Slipstring front cover Donal DonohoeI am a lucky woman, I share my life with another creative person, my musician husband Donal. I have the rhythm of his music as a backdrop to everything I do. Dónal makes so much music that he even manages to share the flow with the rest of the world.

Today we have been celebrating the release of Dónal’s third album. ‘Slipstring’ is the name of the album  and it literally seem to have just slipped off the strings. All the songs are written and composed by Donal.

I really like the mood of this album and the stories Donal is telling, there is something nice and rounded about it and the different rhythms of the tunes are superb for crochet – perfect music, wouldn’t you say?

You can get a wee taster of the sound on Donal’s website, just click the player at the bottom of the blog post he has written here.

Life is good on a musical day like this!