Call it luck. Call it coincidence.
Call it anything you like but it was a great day when in The Bailey pub in Dublin a group of musicians and poets were playing, singing and reciting. Amongst them were one of Ireland’s greatest poets, Patrick Kavenagh and one of our finest singers, Luke Kelly.
Someone asked him to recite a poem,” according to Luke, “which he did and then someone asked me to sing a song, which I did. And then he leaned over to me and said: “You should sing my song… Raglan Road.’ So he gave me permission. I got permission from the man himself. It was the first time we ever met and the only time we ever spoke.
The rest is history and we’re glad to have a small part to play in bringing the work of these two great men to the wider world.