So, it has been a truly mind blowing year. To say that this time last year I was a different person is the biggest understatement I could ever make. To quote Yeats, “All changed, changed utterly. A terrible beauty is born.” So I gigged my tits off, played in the streets of Berlin sometimes to no-one sometimes to many, found and lost love, found lots more in a million different ways, changed myself, changed others, changed what I believe and changed where I live, both geographically and in terms of time – I am settling into the present moment nicely. I have learned about myself, about others, about the world. I have learned about the industry, what I want from my sound, how I love to perform, to record, about the mind, the emotions, the soul. I have learned about a lot, and learned that in reality I know little and there is so much left to learn.
As I haven’t posted on this as I have been in India, I have a couple of videos to post.
This is our war
Ra Ra Ra
Most importantly – I am setting up a new band, based in Dublin City, or at least Ireland, and I am now looking for musicians with a view to releasing a full EP and then album in the next year or so. As all of you have become very dear to me, and close to me, perhaps you would like to take part in this process. The initial idea for band members that I am putting out into the world is as follows. We will see what comes back. Whatever happens will be exactly what needs to happen, I have no doubt.
Click here for details or see the Musicians Wanted tab
So the gig with the Dublin Laptop Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra was a great success, and with winter fast approaching, I am back in Berlin for 2 more weeks of gigs, some recording and some goodbyes for 2012.
With the National Symphony Orchestra, the Dublin Laptop Orchestra and Eimear Quinn
Gigs in Berlin
16.11 Schaaf 23 at 9pm! - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Schaaf-Bar-23/125001887556062?fref=ts
17.11 from 20.00 – 22.00 at Mein Haus am See http://www.facebook.com/messages/MeinHausAmSee
19.11 at Multilayerladen http://www.facebook.com/pages/multilayerladen/188819578341
23.11 at Cafe Mxya http://www.facebook.com/pages/Myxa-Caf%C3%A9-Berlin/188715427811977
Then it’s onto London where I am touring with the Charity Children. More details to follow as we’re currently booking gigs. December I’ll be back in Ireland and January I head to India. Chat soon.
My Freunds! Couple of gigs this week and hopefully a looot of playing on the street while I still can. On Friday 12th October I’ll be playing at this event:http://www.facebook.com/events/409298619137471/ with the wonderful Linse.
On Saturday October 13th, I’ll be playing at the at the Lichtenberger Schafsherst Festival at 2:30 to 3:00http://agrarboerse.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/plakat-lichtenberger-schafsherbst-2012_klein.pdf See you there fruends. As always, album is athttp://endagallery.bandcamp.com/ and I’ve got a video coming pretty soon. I go back to Ireland on the 18th for a couple of weeks to perform with the Dublin Laptop Orchestra, of which I’m a member, as we’re doing a major show with the National Symphony Orchestra. Should be pretty amazing. The countdown has begun to when I return to Ireland for the winter so I hope to see you all before I go. Love, Enda
So I just got back last week after some time in Ireland, and time on Alan Jacques Green and Live on Limericks Live 95fm. It was straight back into things, playing 5 times in four days, Malzfabrik was beautiful, Mastul was packed and really great, and the folks at Cafe Blume were amazing, Mauerpark was up to its best again – the best run of gigs I’ve ever done. Class. On Thursday I was playing guitar with two friends Chloe and Elliot also at a gig in the Tiergarten, at this we shared the line up with the lead singer of Spandau Ballet, who played Live Aid and shared a stage with Queen there – iiiinteresting.
Playing tomorrow at Zatopek, I’m gonna play fewer gigs for the next month in favour of playing more on the street while the weather still allows, and it looks like I’ll be heading back to Ireland in mid October to perform with the Dublin Laptop Orchestra in a gig with the National Symphony Orchestra which should be pretty amazing.
Also, http://soundcloud.com/greentea-radio/enda-gallery This little interview with Green Tea Berlin will be on Alex Radio and 88vier 88.4 FM on Wed the 26th Sept at 1pm.
That’s all for now, hopefully in the coming months will be the official release of my album to radio and i tunes etc as will my come back to Ireland for the winter.
PS, I’m playing a short solo set at Madame Claudes on Tuesday from 9pm, they’re having a best of the open mic event from the year.
So with 6 sets in 5 days it’s been a busy but great week.
Thanks to all those at Mein Haus am See on Wednesday, Frosch Konig on Thursday, Golden Dinner, Mitte on Friday, Cafe Eigenartig on Saturday and Mauerpark on Sunday before the rain got to us.
I’m back to Ireland today for a little while, but starting with a gig the day I’m back we should be back into gigging fairly quickly:
Café KussKuss 8-Sept
Café Blume 15-Sept
I won’t be online this week but if you mail me I’ll get back to you next week.
I will officially release my acoustic album to radio and itunes pretty soon, but you can check it out here by clicking the album cover below or going to endagallery.bandcamp.com
Love and talk soon,
So this Friday, 10th of August, at the corner of Stargarder and Schliemannstr, Prenzlauer berg, at the lovely Soupanova club, I’ll be playing my first gig in Berlin to involve all of guitar, vocals, Cello, Iranian percussion, flute and electronics, with my new band members Natasha Jaffe all the way from the US, and Shooresh Fezoni from Iran.
Gig starts at 9pm.
On support we have the wonderful, and I mean that, Lou McMahon who is all the way from ireland for the gig. Check out her stuff here: http://www.facebook.com/mcmahonlou/app_2405167945
Door price is 5 euros or whatever you can afford, it’s gonna be a good one.
To listen to my acoustic album, click the album cover below:
Come see me and the wonderful kiwi duo Charity Children Berlin on our tour of Ireland, and ending in Berlin next week.
Thanks to Hotpress for the lovely coverage of the tour: HERE
Thursday 28th of June: Twisted Pepper, Dublin – Doors 8pm, Show 9pm sharp. Finish 11pm.
Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/258433314263147/
Saturday 30th of June: Kelly’s, Galway City, – Doors 9pm, Show 9.30pm
Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/404587756259578/
Sunday 1st of July: Mullarkey’s bar, Clifden, Galway – Show 9pm
Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/387002591357736/
Tuesday 3rd of July: Aras na Gael in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre.
Event page: check the Úr De Mairt page next week for details
So come see a show in Ireland and to stay in touch connect with me on facebook or twitter —->