He had brought his four brothers, his sister, his wife, his daughter, his mother, his father, and his grandfather. We had paid for two tickets and got one free for Pádraig. It was the 10th anniversary Christmas with Vladimir concert in the National Concert Hall. It was a bit heavy on the family thing, and it was close to the original man from Vienna, Andre Rieu, but the music was good (that is, if you like this kind of music).

They really tried hard to make it sound Viennese, don’t they?

Pádraig enjoyed the concert, although he said it wasn’t that much better than the free concert at lunch time in St Patrick’s College on Wednesdays. I think, he was winding me up.