Tagged: mulligans

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Eoghan O'Sullivan singing at Le Box

Playing to the crowd

Three weeks, three very different gigs, three very different audiences. One Tuesday morning in late November I finally delivered on a promise to bring my guitar down to the crèche that Robert and Declan attend, the Little Green House in Gland, to join in song-time. I had an enthusiastic audience, none more so than Robert, who took his place right next...

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Iain’s Acoustic Jukebox

Last night in Mullligan’s of Geneva I was joined by friends, old and new, for The Acoustic Jukebox, an evening to remember Iain Twigg and raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity. What a night! The idea was that I would play any and all requests received, as long as they came with a donation. There was a minimum of...

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Top tip on bike rental in Amsterdam

I had the pleasure of spending 24 hours in Amsterdam this week, organising a dinner for Netherlands-based alumni of the school I work for. (The Apotheek room at the Pultizer Hotel, where we held the dinner for 14 people, was a perfect venue for this kind of thing. The food was excellent too.) It was so lovely to be back...

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The best Irish pubs outside Ireland

I’ve been an Irishman abroad for more than ten years now, and had already travelled a fair bit before leaving for Switzerland in February 2004. One big difference between being an Irish tourist and actually living overseas is that you tend to visit Irish pubs more often. It helps to keep the homesickness at bay and Irish pubs are usually...

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Memories of Mulligan’s

Packing for our upcoming move I came across a printout of this great photo of Mulligan’s Pub, Geneva, that my friend Marc sent me when we were living in Amsterdam. He stumbled across it online when searching for inspiration for his basement makeover. It was taken just before a night when I played there in 2008. If you click for...

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I’ll be around

I’m pretty pleased with this performance of I’ll Be Around. It was recorded by Charlie Silvestri at Mulligans of Amsterdam on Thursday 21 April 2011.

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New friends and more money for the apes

I really enjoyed singing in Mulligans of Amsterdam last night. It’s always a pleasure to play there anyway, but there was a nice crowd in last night thanks to Brad having set it up as a Live Music Meetup. So we got to meet new people from as far afield as Slovakia, Russia and New Zealand and I’ve been able...

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Pre-selecting songs

I sang last Thursday night in Mulligans of Amsterdam and, unusually for me, decided on a set list in advance. Since most of the groups and artists that perform there play Irish trad or folk I focused on folky songs, with an Irish connection in many cases – and all songs that I really like myself.  (The order may have...