Author: Martin Praetorius

Coughlan’s Live! – 17th August

I am delighted to make my debut in one of Cork’s finest and most iconic live venues in August – Coughlan’s Live!
According to their website, “Coughlans Live has hosted some of the finest local, national and international musicians and comedians. Songwriters like Glen Hansard, Mick Flannery, Lisa Hannigan, Sarah Jarosz, Chris Smither, Anais Mitchell and Ryley Walker. … Continue readingCoughlan’s Live! – 17th August

White Lines – a video from The Rua Room

It has been a long time coming and I am happy to tell you that there is finally a video of me in The Rua Room.
Daithi Rua has quite a few stakes in the way I sound these days. He was the man who first introduced me to partial capos and was kind enough to send me the last batch of the legendary Kyser Capos with the lever.
I cherish these like the holy grail as they don’t make them like this anymore. … Continue readingWhite Lines – a video from The Rua Room

Nur Mut! – Be Brave!

Nur Mut! – Be Brave!
The postcard in the picture above has been lying on the dashboard of my car ever since I left my hometown and hit the road in the spring of 2018, determined to live the life of a travelling troubadour without a permanent base of my own.

This wasn’t a rash decision or something I did on a whim.
It was a plan I’d had since the autumn of 2012, since I couldn’t resist the urge to write and sing my own material again
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