When someone else writes about your work…

The Irish Times wrote about the theme nights this morning – and I am grateful to them for doing so. I’m glad that people around the country are reading about this particular aspect of the work we are doing in Sligo.


When someone else writes about what you do however, you must remember that they rarely write about the entire picture, but choose to focus instead on a particular aspect of it which they think will interest their readers.

Like I do when writing about the work of others on this blog.

In this instance, the journalist in question, Marese McDonagh, chose to focus on the community aspect of the nights, and the diverse group of professional and amateur musicians that make wonderful music together in the theme nights.

And of the many angles you could take on these nights, I’m delighted she chose this one. Because it’s the most important one in my view. Without the community behind them, and a big group of people pulling together to create something bigger than the sum of its parts, the magic just wouldn’t happen.

You can read the full article here.

3 thoughts on “When someone else writes about your work…

  1. PS. Just saw this in your very first post on this blog Feb 17, 2018 — “None of us can change the world, but we can bring change to individual people and to a local culture and progress from there.” This is still true. I’m so happy you’re doing it.

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  2. I think this touches on what makes you special, Kieran. It’s not just that you teach people music, and that you perform music, it’s that in doing so you bring people together. You create spaces and moments for people to collide and connect, and you do it with enthusiasm and love. It’s a superpower.

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