Last September we headed over to Lisbon for a week and spent most of the week out in Estoril but had 2 nights in Lisbon itself first. We managed to track down some live music at OndaJazz one of those nights. Junior Meirelles played a chilled out solo set which made for a very enjoyable evening. Most of the rest of week was spent surfing so this was a great start to the holiday. Lisbon and the coast is one place we’re definitely going to head back to.
A few weeks ago I headed over to Manchester for a spot of footie and looked up gig listings for the weekend. I spotted that The Magic Numbers were playing on the Sunday night so I thought why not? I didn’t really know much of their stuff but I had heard some songs. It’s always great to go to a gig with little expectation and be subsequently blown away by the buzz and atmosphere that they generate. It was a thoroughly enjoyable gig and for those of you luck enough to get a ticket to see them tonight in The Opera House here in Cork as part of the Murphy’s Little Big Nights Out campaign, enjoy! I, along with 7000 others apparently, unfortunately got a lovely rejection email from Murphy’s. It felt like a PFO for a job application!
Just a short note on the venue, Band on the Wall, it looks like it has a great line-up with different types of music going on there all the time. Well worth checking out if you’re in Manchester.
Lots more photos in the full set on Flickr.
These birds were perched up high in El Jem Coliseum in Tunisia and were jostling each other around for space. I took this shot after waiting for them to make another move.
Whilst wandering around the coliseum at El Jem in Tunisia a couple of weeks back there were archways just crying out to be photographed. I have a feeling that the two on the left are a pair from Ennis that were staying in the same hotel as us.