The Barbican, London
So Microdisney won the IMRO/NCH Trailblazers award. No me neither. But the joyous thing was that they reformed in order to collect it, and decided to play 2 gigs to celebrate. The London gig seems to have been pretty much a repeat of the Dublin gig, and I wish I had been at both. Some people were.
After 30 years the first question is can they still do it? Luckily the Barbican has a video of Sean and Cathal playing Dolly which proved “yes they can”, so I could relax on the trek down from Bradford. People came from further – I bumped into a couple from Dusseldorf as we were trying to find a way into the Barbican.
First off is the Clock Comes Down the Stairs album in full. The problem with these album live events is that the audience knows the record note perfect so there is no room for error for the band. Luckily the original band was backed up by Rhodri Marsden (friend of the Word), and an additional guitar player and singer (whose names will surely come back to me in a minute) to help reproduce » Continue Reading.