Having already made my first posts, I think I should introduce myself. I have lived in Dublin all my life and am a big live music fan. My serious interest in music began in the late '90s when I discovered Eva Cassidy. I thought she had the most incredible voice, range, phrasing, guitar playing and interpretation of songs. When I went to find out more I discovered that Eva had died at 33 years of age in 1996, so I would never hear her sing 'live'. I got into correspondence with her cousin, who runs a website dedicated to Eva, and she encouraged people to go to live music gigs in their area. Eva had often played to almost empty houses. I am interested in music of all sorts, and when I hear an artist I like, I try to get to see them live, and often get to meet them afterwards. Live music is well catered for in Dublin with plenty venues. I have admired Hayley's voice since I first heard it, but for some reason never expected to see her 'live', and certainly never expected to meet her. And now I have done both !
I would again like to thank everyone for making me feel so at home, and welcome here, and to thank Hayley for pointing me in your direction !
Hi Gerard and welcome again to the forum! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your introduction post. How interesting to read your story about Eva Cassidy. I'm not used to see artists I like performing live and I believe it will be the first time I do so with Hayley. I will follow your cousin's advice and try to go to live music gigs in my area whenever I have the opportunity
Thank you for telling us more of your musical interests. For me, it is not only an enjoyable experience to see a favourite artist perform live, but even hearing their CDs from then on becomes more meaningful.
Like you, when I first heard Hayley's voice on the radio, and learned she was a New Zealander, I assumed I would never see her live. Six weeks later, I met her!
Everyone assumes that Hayley is a delightful, down-to-earth girl just by hearing her voice. As you know, she is all that and more.
I am sure you will soon feel at home with us all on the forum and I look forward to hearing from you in future.
Wow you got to hear Hayley live and meet her!! I believe an artist really demonstrates his/her talent at a live gig Hope you enjoy it here, everyone here is so wonderful I'm sure you'll feel right at home
"Well something’s lost but something’s gained in living every day."