09 Dec DRUM GOON FROM THE FORT OF KINGS
Good morning people. I hope you and your family are doing well.
After an amazing show with Robert and Louise last night I’m now on my way to Derry. I have a songwriting seminar at noon and then a house concert tonight with Dave and Anne and feargal. Hopefully I can get a football game in between.
Very interesting being over here in Ireland. It’s where my family originated from. My friend Suzanne told me that my great great grandad come from Killeshandra and other members of my tribe come from Drumgoon. Drum goon? A goon on the drums? Fuck sake.
I was speaking with Robert last night and he told me that Dunnery comes from the Irish phrase Dun na Ri. It's the Irish version name of a town on the Cavan/Meath border called Kingscourt and it literally translates at Fort of Kings. So I’m from the Fort of Kings. Ha ha. I’m a drum goon from the Fort of Kings. I hope ‘goon’ translates to ‘incredibly good looking and skillful’ in Irish.
I’m on the way to Derry and I recognize these people over here. I know I was born in England but there’s something in these people that’s in me. Very profound.
I’ll keep you posted on what’s going on and with a bit of luck I’ll have some great stories to tell you when I visit the Fort of Kings.
See you later brothers and sisters.