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I'm ashamed to see how quiet a month April was here at Eden On The Line.

I did have a week in the far south-west of Ireland, where the music (washed down by quite a few pints and rather less tea) included a glorious session in Brick's pub in Ballyferriter and a beautiful unaccompanied song in Gaelic from an eighty-odd year old relative of my friend...

But my main distraction has been working up a pitch for a book about Saint Dominic's Preview for the 33⅓ series on classic albums. Here's hoping they want to commission it, but I'm planning to do the writing anyway. I'm already in touch with a number of the musicians who play on it and it's clear there's a fascinating story to tell about how it came together. (I've just seen that there are a mere 470 competing pitches, including Astral Weeks and Irish Heartbeat. We shall see...)

But back to more normal business next week as Brighton hosts the Great Escape - watch this space for dispatches from the front line.

And finally, who can resist Neil Young and Crazy Horse with a taster for Americana and a quite extraordinary video...

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