Thanks for Last Year
Well, 2014 is here. I have to say that i loved 2013, if this year brings half as much i’ll be a happy man. It was great to be on Tour in Australia, great to be back in Canada and great to be in the States. It’s been a busy time for Celtic Thunder and for myself as a soloist. The release of my second CD “The World In My Mind” required a lot of time and focus but with the help of Dave Cooke it all went to plan. He was amazing on “The White Rose” and i knew he would be amazing on my second one too. I can’t thank you all enough for all the comments and support i received through out the year. It was great to hear all your thoughts on the “Mythology” tour, truly my favourite tour to date. Celtic Thunder has gone from strength to strength over the past 6/7 years and long may it all last. The Cruise proved to be a great idea, I’m not sure who’s idea it was (I heard fans suggested it…..Or was it Sharon), all i can say is that i had a ball. I performed in three solo shows and four Celtic Thunder Shows. I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again. “I truly believe that i have the best of both worlds” Singing on the big stage then, taking it all down to the intimacy of sitting with a guitar, telling stories, hearing your stories and oh yeah singing a lot of songs along the way. I loved the fact that there was also a chance to take part in all the fun and games, with Mini Golf…… I have to say that i thought i played better that i ever thought i could do, (Maybe it was because the Ship was moving). The quiz shows were great fun. There were many friends found and made anew, as always seems to happen when Celtic Thunder are around.
The Mythology tour lasted just over three months, travelling almost in a full loop from BC Canada all the way to Nova Scotia, heading all through the States and ending up in Seattle. A lot of miles, a lot of faces and a lot of laughs along the way.From Seattle to Florida for the start of a nine date Solo Schedule Ending in New York taking in Pittsburgh and Philly to name just a couple. There is something special about meeting everyone on a personal level, one of the aspects i love about the Solo shows, on my own and on the Cruise.
I want to give a MASSIVE thanks to everyone involved in making 2013 what it was for me. I think sometimes it’s easy to forget that there are other people out there doing there best for you, who care how you get on. Special thanks must go out to the “George Donaldson Street Team” for all their hard work in promoting me. It was just the best to have a group photo taken with many of them in the “Plough ‘n’ Stars” before the show. I think it’s easy sometimes to think that things just happen and everything works out, then you see that there are people behind the scenes doing all they can for you. I suppose it’s like believing in “Santa”…….. only to discover that he is real. Thanks once again for all you do.
I hope that 2014 has many pleasant surprises for us all. Let’s not just aim for the goals but enjoy all the play that leads up to them……… even if ultimately you don’t hit the target.
P.S. To all of you affected by the FREEZING weather, wrap up well and take care. I’m looking forward to seeing you all again later this year
Have a great beginning to to the year and hope to see you along the way.