We were at the Ploughing Championships last week in lovely county Laoise and little Kathleen O’Farrelly won Best Farmer’s Hair competition. Not only did she win for lustre and shine but she also won for height and volume as well. Jaysus, the glamour down there was mighty!
Gigs coming up this week around Dublin in Dunamaise Arts Centre (Oct. 2), Mermaid Arts Centre (Oct. 3), and the Civic Theatre (Oct. 4), so get yer skates on and come on down for the par-tay! Just click on the links for booking tickets and all the skinny….
We’re off to the wilds of Connemara tomorrow for our gig at 10pm for The Clifden Arts Festival and, boy, are we excited! We asked our great supporter, local Father John, to bring us some authentic Connemara hay for our stage dressing, just to get into the swing of things, but we didn’t realize he would be bringing it on his bicycle. Unfortunately, soon after this photo was taken he ran into a large group of Dutch tourists, injuring two of them. Luckily, the Dutch have such a good sense of humour, they saw the hilarious side of things and invited Father John to join them for their annual Hurdy Gurdy Bertie and Gertie night, which they travel all the way from Holland for. They’re heading to our gig tomorrow night Sept. 25 and are going to do a special instrumental solo for us on the hurdy gurdy. Nuala will be joining in on the singing saw. So exciting! click on the link above for tickets and booking info…
One quick update! For all ye who tuned in yesterday to Newstalk, we’re actually broadcasting live from the Ploughing Championships tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 24 instead of today. Same link, same radio station. See ye there!
It’s off to the 2014 Ploughing Championships today down in the wilds of Kildare! We’ve been asked to contribute our vast farming farming knowledge and expertise to The Pat Kenny show tomorrow morning bright and early at 10am on Newstalk radio. Nuala has done quite a bit of farming fashion work over the last few years and will be sporting her new farmette designs for footwear, wet weather gear, and undergarments. The trick is to wear functional yet startlingly attractive farming and ploughing clobber with as much aplomb as possible. Other Nuala actually has a stunning bullock in the mix this year for a winning a prize, he won both Most Handsome Bullock and Most Likely to Cover a Heifer categories last year and we’re hoping he’ll sweep the boards this year! Unfortunately, other Nuala entered her chicken in the How Many Furrows Can You Plough in 10 Minutes? event last year but was disqualified because the chicken laid an egg in the middle of the event and caused a sticky mess of a ruckus for all the other contestants. We thought that was very unfair considering she won, and everyone got an omelette out of it later in the day. LISTEN HERE LIVE TOMORROW AT 10am!
Right, lads. Come on down to the Soundwaves Festival in Skerries tonight at 8pm for our gig, it’s gonna be a brilliant night and the local surfers are going all out to help support the festival. Lookit, Nualas cousin Zebediah even got into the act! He’s always the bang of a Moses-complex about him. He’s harmless, really. Click on the link above for tickets and booking infomation!
Kelly Osborne came to our show in Edinburgh a few weeks ago and loved the show so much she said she’d love to come to the gig in the Ramor Theatre in Cavan this Saturday Sept. 20th – she’s a lover of all things bovine and the art of slurry making so it was a no brainer. Nuala loved Kelly’s hair so much she took a pudding bowl and sheared off all her locks to emulate the fashion pariah. If you can’t make Saturday’s gig in Cavan, come down to the Soundwaves Festival in Skerries on Sunday, where we’ll be rippin’ up the boards! And Nuala’s Mum and Sister Sue are going to be there, too! Click on the links above for tickets and booking info.
As ye all know we’re just back from Scotland and had a ball – Nuala took this snap when the Society of Offal lads were replacing the Holy Haggis of Holyrood at the castle. A breeze came up out of nowhere and blew up one of the lad’s kilts. (Actually, Nuala has a portable fan and is just out of the frame…)