Another weekend, another great gig in the Moat Theatre. This weekend I got to see Mike Hanrahan of Stockton's Wing fame, albeit it with Covid restrictions in place with attendance being limited to just 50 people.
I'd seen Mike perform before, I even had one of my photos appear in his book 'Beautiful Affair', so I knew what to expect and I wasn't disappointed.
Mike started his set with the old Ralph McTell classic, 'From Clare to Here' and finished with another classic, Stockton's Wings 'Beautiful Affair'. In between, the audience were treated to a collection of both old and new songs, and were urged to sing along if they knew the words. They did!
These Covid gigs are not like gigs of old. They're a more sedate affair due to the regulations in place, but it is safe to say that the audience enjoyed every minute of the gig. Some were just delighted to be at a gig after so long without one!
It would be nice if our Govt. could come up with a road plan to re-open the live music /arts / theatre industry though. It's over 500 days and still there are no plans. It's heart-breaking for those involved.
Anyway, go buy Mikes book 'Beautiful Affair' and catch him live when you can. I promise, neither will disappoint.