Dave absorbed in the moment while playing

The Diary of a drummer... one typically untypical week in my life.

I once stole a friend's diary when I was about 14 and ran off with it but I never read it and returned it the same day. I just did it to tease her ‘cos I was a little shit. But it is my humble opinion that you should never read someone’s personal diary. (So you really shouldn’t be reading this!).

March 29th, 2023

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Less is more (when it comes to me and Brian Eno)

Bunty talks to her cousin about her approach to ‘The Big Gig’ in The Leisureland in Galway last week, which includes a story about a curious encounter with Brian Eno.

March 16th, 2023

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'Lay Me Down' - Remembering a unique recording

This drumbeat was created by using the hands on the drum kit in an 'open handed' style. The song is from The Frames album 'For The Birds' and was recorded in a modest B'n'B guesthouse in Ventry, County Kerry, and here I describe my memory of that time.

March 13th, 2023

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Kíla at the National Stadium ..

Playing with a drum kit in a large Trad band is controversial enough and here I explain the approach of the rhythm section by doing a video analysis of 5 Kíla tracks and the rhythmic influences we take from around the world.

February 6th, 2023

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The worst gig I ever did (Sorry Mary)

' I was able to get 2 Artist AAA laminates, one extra one for my great friend Liam, who had to go around, also as Dave Hingerty. He was enjoying that I can tell you. Free booze backstage, and hanging out with, and having breakfast and dinner in the same room as, the likes of Lou Reed and Nick Cave, and making up tall stories to people who thought he was me'.

January 23rd, 2023

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Mild depression and a pain in me hole

“This is stuff our dads wouldn’t have talked about.”

January 10th, 2023

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