A Cellar Full Of Noise
Last night, the Cellar Bar in Draperstown was rocking. Sublime music from Henry McCullough, Cat Malojian, Oonagh Clarke and John D'Arcy. A proper, rowdy audience. Unscripted live music from Junior Johnston. Much conversation from the likes of Paddy Glasgow, who is rightly pleased that today's Glasgowbury Festival is close to selling out.
How mad is that? For seven years, Paddy has been shouting about the beauty of the Sperrins and the challenge of rocking his rural parish. He's delivered some fine music over that time, and he's raised a great army of volunteers, but this surely feels like a tipping point, the occasion when a crazy dream becomes tangible.
We've packed the tent and stowed away the wellies as a precaution. We suggest you try to catch this historic gig and in the meantime, listen to last night's fun, on demand.
Stu Bailie presents The Late show on Radio Ulster, every Friday from 10pm until midnight. See his playlist here.