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Bleck Cra
2012-02-20 00:20:56
Well Vertigo: all that written – and I mean ALL that – your talk was very excellent: clever, amusing, erudite. Simply just pretty damned good. So you can knock that stuff on the head.
What is the matter with us? Are we such wusses or have we just no manners. The WAI Winter Talks was just splendid. Warm, easy-going. Nice people, nice subjects, nicely and also very well presented. Have we any idea what it takes to run a gig like that? Let’s all of us who were there and enjoyed the night, the company, the craic and all the rest laid on for us as we sat on our arses enjoying it, go that extra courageous mile and just thank the people who made it or at least let them know their efforts are appreciated.
So thanks people. I appreciate it.

There were many highlights – from all speakers. Interesting, informative and for me what made it was at the end, I actually wanted more. How often do you get that at one of these kind of gigs?

… but just to flag up one of my faves ….
Eanna ni Lamhna had been waxing most entertaining on the wildlife of the mountains and she had come to the Chough, a kind of Alice in Wonderland critter – crowy and with red legs and beak. What it did, what it ate, how it behaved. All good. Then she got to where it could be seen and identified essentially the Gaeltachs of Scotland and Ireland.
Very cross, our own favourite Cornish Country Cottage burner snarled from the crowd. “And in Cornwall. Yes we have them too in Cornwall …. LUVV! It is our national symbol ….!”
LUVV was a bit nonplussed I have to admit and danced around the thing a tad uncomfortably. How I wish she had said “Oh yes Cornwall – I had forgotten all about England …” There would have been a punchup….
Anyway I reached across to Johnny Jackill who was stifling a guffaw and hoping I wouldn’t say anything that would let it out - but I just said that it seemed the sixth pint was going down nicely.
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