Make sure that you won’t miss the launch of “Pádraig” tomorrow night, 8pm, at the Dublin Generator Hostel, Smithfield:
There was an interview with Cian Mac Cárthaigh of IMLÉ and Marcus Mac Conghail on Raidió na Life tonight at 8pm, on Fios Feasa presented by Siobhán Seoighe, with a performance of Pádraig, the song. I managed to record the interview ok, but messed up the first minute or so of recording of the song for some reason – which, I guess, makes it a collectors item!
Pat interpreted for me, so I was able to follow, more or less, what was said. There were two things that stood out for me: one was that this is a song, an anthem, to all people with a good heart; the other was that Pádraig has friends that are legend.
This is summer. Holidays. Early morning runs. Long, warm, summer evenings in the back garden with family and friends.
This year, I’m becoming an expert in ceiling lifts, hoisting systems, stair platform lifts, all sorts of bath tubs and other gadgets. Today, I found out that there is a “Verein” in Hamburg that has not just experts on communication, bathroom solutions, mobility, a barrier free construction, they also have a 200m2 show room where they show and demonstrate solutions from different manufacturers.
Of course, the “Verein” is financed by the Freie-und Hansestadt Hamburg and its services are free. We’ll go there tomorrow morning to get some ideas on how to make life for Pádraig a bit better.
There’s a “Verein” for everything in Germany. I should have know!
Pádraig is doing well. We’re trying to get the three meals a day going. Today was the first day with the changed schedule. T’wasn’t perfect (yet:) but a good try. It’ll be better tomorrow.
Today’s German Music Tip
BVB (100,000 Freunde, ein Verein) – It’s a different kind of “Verein”, but – in Germany, there one for everybody in the audience… and Pádraig really likes BVB!
The wind high up on a roof terrace, even on a hot day.
The German word/phrase/verse of the day
Dat kannse dia vonne Backe putzen.
PS: Just found this on Raidió na Life’s website