U2 – Achtung Baby (1991) — The Ultimate Music Library (Reblog)

A review of the classic 1991 album by U2 – Achtung Baby.

U2 – Achtung Baby (1991) — The Ultimate Music Library

Music from the 80s — Clannad, ‘Turning Tide’

I have loved Clannad for many years, the family of musicians from County Donegal in the north west of the Irish Republic. They are most notable for singing folk songs in their native Irish tongue, though not exclusively.

This song comes from their 1987 album ‘Sirius’, probably one of their most ‘commercial’ albums, with some really gorgeous tunes, including this one, ‘Turning Tide’; it speaks volumes to me now all these years later — especially the symbolism and imagery, so appropriate to what is going on in our world at present. Take note of the lyrics.

Copyright Francis 2020

Samhain Blessings, Spells and History — The Irish Jewelry Company’s Blog (Reblog)

The Celts celebrated Halloween as Samhain, ‘All Hallowtide’ – the ‘Feast of the Dead’, when the dead revisited the mortal world. The celebration marked the end of Summer and the start of the Winter months. During the eighth century the Catholic Church designated the first day of November as ‘All Saints Day’ (‘All Hallows’) – […]

Samhain Blessings, Spells and History — The Irish Jewelry Company’s Blog

*Christmas will soon be here, thinking of presents?

10 Amazing hidden towns and villages in Ireland — Delusional Bubble (Reblog)

Ireland is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe and the whole world to visit. Most travelers only explore Dublin and move on while the real deal is the rest of the country in small towns and villages (No offense dear Dublin!). If you’re interested to learn more about the most charming towns and […]

10 Amazing hidden towns and villages in Ireland — Delusional Bubble

*Ireland is beautiful, in large part.

Haibun: Ulysses in Chains

hallway with window
Photo by Jimmy Chan on Pexels.com

I lied about reading Ulysses.
I started it, just didn’t get to the end.
I wanted to sound cool,
as if I understood Joyce’s intellect,
his significance in literature.

I day dream each day
Make out I am some hero
In truth I am snared

copyright Francis Barker 2020