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Will We Be Brilliant or What?: Songs & Stories | John Spillane
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John Spillane fell in love with singing when he was a small boy and now that he has written about 200 songs and an opera, he feels hes starting to get the hang of it. For over thirty years, his songs have provided a musical background to life in Ireland, and have been performed by such luminaries as Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon and Mary Black. Gathering these evocative lyrics in print for the first time, John gives insight into the inspiration and stories behind the songs. He also includes tales of his adventures on the sea of life, from earning his first royalty cheque to signing with EMI (once The Beatles label). This is a beautiful collection, and conjures a vibrant world of colour, poetry, music and love. Most of all, enjoy Johns pure positivity as he asks, Will we be brilliant or what?
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#PoetryMatters #Young

it was Autumn in Mayfield
And the barley was ripe , the harvest moon hung low in the sky ,
We were children and our mothers were young,
And fathers were tall & kind ... “

Ricky Lynch .., Cork Poet & painter.
( Mayfield is in Cork )
❤️ Ricky sings his own songs & a lot of Bob Dylan &
This painting is his & called The Tree of Stars

LeahBergen I love this! ❤️ 13mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen ... you should see some of his paintings... I don‘t have the vocabulary to describe... 13mo
Bookishthoughts Beautiful!💗💗 13mo
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Bookishthoughts This one made me a little teary eyed. Lovley💗 13mo
Cathythoughts @LazyDays isn‘t he brilliant?! ... killer lines 💔 13mo
Bookishthoughts Very moving. I hope he shares and does well in Cork💗 13mo
Cathythoughts He does 👍🏻❤️ 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm So lovely and he‘s so talented! 13mo
kspenmoll Beautiful painting. Thanks for sharing him! 13mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm he really is 👍🏻❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
Cathythoughts @kspenmoll yes! I love this painting, we are lucky to have it in our house , I never tire of looking at it 💫💫💫 13mo
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The parcel arrived! Thank you so much @Cathythoughts You are more than generous. I have started on John's book already - please thank him for the inscription, that was a delightful surprise. So too was the Sebastian Barry, I haven't read any of his books and I really need to change that. I feel very blessed to have you as a friend❤️

Cathythoughts Oh that‘s great ! You are very welcome, I thought it was lost in transit. Great !!! Enjoy 😊 ill be interested to hear what you think of the S Barry whenever you get to it Xxx 1y
TrishB Lovely 💕 is that hubby‘s book @Cathythoughts ? 1y
Cathythoughts @Trishb it is Trish. It came out there a few years ago. Song lyrics & stories 1y
TrishB @Cathythoughts very cool 👍🏻 1y
batsy Lovely. That James Joyce card 💚 1y
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My hubby & Conal Creedon ( Conal‘s books are on Litsy ) performing a song & story combination , on telly just now. ... hubby wrote the song , “Princes Street “ & Conal wrote the story .. “ Follow Your Nose “ about Cork. It went well ! Great excitement

TK421 That is so cool! 2y
Cathythoughts @TK421 thanks 🙏🏻. It went well , thank god. 2y
TrishB Very cool 👍🏻 2y
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Cinfhen ❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts @TrishB @Cinfhen thanks my lovely friends! ❤️ 2y
GripLitGrl That's awesome👍😎 2y
Cathythoughts @GripLitGrl thanks ! It was a good day 👍🏻❤️ 2y
LeahBergen So cool! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
CarolynM That's great! Will it be on YouTube if I go looking? Also, love the book you tagged, you have kept quiet about that one! Stacked!🙂 (edited) 2y
batsy Fab! Way to go, John and Conal! 👏🏽 2y
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen thanks 👍🏻 2y
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks @batsy 👍🏻❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts @CarolynM not sure about YouTube , will ask John. My email is cathyomah@eircom.net , please send me your address & I‘ll send you book 👍🏻 2y
rohit-sawant That's terrific! 🙌🏻 2y
Cathythoughts @rohit-sawant thanks 🙏🏻 2y
Cathythoughts @CarolynM .... please send me your email & address... we have a lot of books looking for homes ❤️ 2y
jdtchicago Speaking of cork, have you listened to the audible original West Cork? Interesting true crime story about the french woman murdered by her vacation home. 2y
Cathythoughts @jdtchicago I‘m afraid I havnt read that one. 2y
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