Patrick Dexter plays his cello in Ireland to try to support himself and his dog on lockdown. I thought it might be a nice Saturday morning post. And a way for us all to see there is still beauty out there. I just watched the full performance on Youtube. Another Patrick (it is Ireland after all) famous Irish Poet Patrick Kavanagh wrote the poem that was turned into a song called On Ragland Road. (You can read about that here). There is a site about him and the link takes to a less than two minute video about the woman who inspired the lyrics If you’d like to throw Patrick Dexter a few bucks and have access to his music, “Patrick Dexter @patrickdextervc Help him to continue to share music like this from his home by going to: patreon.com/patrickdexter where you can have access to all his music to listen to/ download.
‘On Raglan Road’ was written by Patrick Kavanagh in 1946. The poem was originally published as ‘Dark Haired Miriam Ran Away’ and was written about his unrequited love for Hilda Moriarty. The poem has been recorded in song by many artists including Luke Kelly, Van Morrison and Sinéad O’Connor.
— Patrick Dexter (@patrickdextervc) February 12, 2021
You can follow him on Twitter or throw him a few bucks on Patreon here. I hope you enjoyed this musical interlude. It is past my bedtime ( I know, I know I can’t get it together) and it is pouring rain here until at least Wednesday. So it’s my party and I’ll sleep when I want to. Or something like that.
Tell me all about your Valentine’s plans or your weekend in comments. xo ~tt