Vote, vote, vote!

My sister Abigail Smith has been nominated in Most Promising New Artist 2010 in the Meteor Music Awards. It would mean a LOT to her to do well in this competition so please take 10 seconds to vote for her.

You can find out more about Abigail on her MySpace including news of her upcoming gig as part of the Odessa Sessions on 18th February 2010. I hope to be there to celebrate my birthday but it all depends on whether Nipper 3.0 (Beta) decides to celebrates its birthday around that date too!

Over to Abigail singing Oh Sam in a video created by Adena Rice as part of the Hot Press/ Tisch School of Film award last year. Abigail told me that Sam represents inspiration in this song.

Snow is gone

I love this song by Josh Ritter. It means a lot to me. When I was working up to being in labour with Nipper 1.0 this song really stuck in my mind and will always remind me of waiting for him to arrive. He was a long time coming in his own way!

When we were deciding on the music for our wedding we asked our musical family and friends to play specific tunes. Himself asked his brother in law and nephews to play “A Whole Lotta Rosie”; I asked my siblings to play “Loving You” by Minnie Ripperton. This HAD to be included even though it’s a song of unrequited love. Our friends Ronan & Ciarán did a beautiful rendition despite the fact that Ronan managed to break his arm two days before the wedding.

Then in a serendipitous coinkydink when we all decamped to An Daingean for Ronan’s wedding to Catherine who was playing the night before their wedding in St. James Church? Josh Ritter himself! And I was pregnant at that stage with Nipper 2.0!

Cheer up the snow is gone ach beidh an tEarrach linn 1 lá Feabhra!