Some thoughts on 2015 and what is behind us now.

First of all Happy New Year to one and all!

2015 was a great year for me with the release of my 6th album, the self titled ‘Mundy’.
Thanks to you all for coming out to support me throughout the year, it meant a lot.
I’ve been here and there and everywhere and it’s been so refreshing playing the new material and getting all the great feedback.

Thanks to all of you who pre-ordered the said album on Pledge Music.That was a new and alien way of releasing an album and it really worked thanks to all of you.
I plan on giving the album another push in 2016 with some new singles and videos. I do believe it’s my finest album to date.

We saw some terrible stuff in the news this year which we don’t need to be reminded of. I really hope that we can pull together and conquer the brutes that want to bring terror to paradise.
I thought that U2 and The Eagles of Death Metal going back to Paris so soon was really admirable and showed great courage for us all.
Music is the leveller.
I truly believe that heaven is on Earth, it’s no where else. End of story.

Contrary to what Wikipedia says, i turned 40 this year..
During which i’ve had some great highlights, like singing the Irish National Anthem at the Kansas City Royals Stadium in September- they went on to win the 2015 World Series.
I had the fortune of playing in Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Romania, UAE and the USA.
Becoming mandolin player for Ryan Bingham at his appearance in The US Ambassadors Residence in Dublin and singing all night long with his brilliant band was a privlage.
Singing ‘July’ with Imelda May on her TV show was awesome because she knew the words off by heart and nailed it!!
The Tony Fenton Memorial gig at Vicar St was also a great night-Ireland’s cream of the crop came together to pay tribute to a one off gentleman.
Across the water, The Webster Hall shows in NYC were sweet as was the KC Irish Fest in Kansas City.

Touring with my own band is always fun and I want to thank them sincerly for their musicianship and their patience.

This Christmas Eve’s Busk on Dublin’s Grafton St, hosted by the mighty Glen Hansard was another cracker. Firstly I watched for 15 minutes to take it all in. Most bands were present, you name it and they were there in some shape or form.
I’d never met Hozier before and he shook my hand. That was well groovy.

We all snuck off to a bar afterwards.and most of the heads were there.We all sang our hearts out and got merry, i got to play guitar for Bono on ‘Mystery Girl’ and Shane McGowan on ‘Easy and Slow’.It ended with us all holding hands and sending our love to 2016. What an awesome way to close the year!!!

Ok..it’s NYE,i’ve a gig and I want to leave it here and wish you all an amazing 2016.Embrace the light and thanks for your continued support.

xx

Mundy

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