Brian Nolan's Blog – January 2014 Archive (4)

The Unquiet Grave

A tale of love and loss, a poem, a tradition, a ballad, a folk-song, forever in our hearts.

Can you imagine how hard life was in the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th century here in…

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Added by Brian Nolan on January 31, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

A Tenner for a Tenor

So you have always told your wide-eyed, disbelieving grand-children that those scratchy 78's you have carefully stored in the attic would some day be worth money, y'know, the ones that you have been collecting for years at 'garage sales' and storage-lot auctions? Well they just got…

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Added by Brian Nolan on January 29, 2014 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

Epiphany

She looked up from her chair by the window, as though she’d just awoken from a pleasant dreamless nap when I walked into her room overlooking the lake. She was fully dressed, her hair washed, looking radiant. At 91, she still cut a dash. ‘Happy New Year’ she beamed, drawing me into a warm, heart-felt hug, surprising me by…

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Added by Brian Nolan on January 6, 2014 at 4:30am — 12 Comments

John O'Donohue's Celtic Blessing - A Clare-man with a painter's pen, his 6th anniversary is today, 4th Jan.

John O'Donohue was a Clare-man with a painter's pen...his 6th anniversary is today, 4th January.  Air dheis De go raibh a h-anam dilis.
This priest-poet's words will ease your mind and raise your spirits.
Treat yourself and your friends to a wonderful gift…
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Added by Brian Nolan on January 4, 2014 at 8:19am — No Comments

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