Listening to John Creedon on RTÉ Radio One playing Mr Bojangles, one of my favourite Bob Dylan songs (though not written by him:), sang by Nina Simone no less. It’s one of these ballads that transport me into a different world. Now he’s playing John Martyn and May you Never

And may you never lay your head down
Without a hand to hold
May you never make your bed out in the cold

Tomorrow, we’ll catch the train to Lourdes from Karlsruhe, just above a 30 minutes’ drive from Pforzheim. It’ll be the third time, Pádraig will be going, the first time he went when he was still in Hamburg. We’re all looking forward to the train journey, to the stay in Lourdes, to meeting old friends and making new ones.