For The Record
(Copy of email sent today 18th May, 2018)
To: The Secret Bookshop, Wicklow street, Dublin
tel 01 7079955
This is for the record and to introduce myself to you. I am David (Tich) Ennis, singer and writer. Thanks for saying you will stock and I hope sell my cd Great Irish Songs which my brother George gave you 5 copies of today.
People from the age of 92 to 20 and all ages in between have said they love it. I hope you will play it so you can recommend it to people from having heard it. It is good value at ten euros because it is a full cd of almost exactly 80 minutes with all great ballads and other types of song on board. A friend of mine who lived in America said Irish Americans would love it.
A couple of questions:
Do you have a website?
Do you also sell by mail order?
My phone number is 087 xxx xx xx and I live in Reality, Seaview avenue, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, a bungalow named by me when my brother and myself moved in about three years ago. I am originally from Dublin, but that was a long time ago.
The songs on my cd are all out of copyright as far as I can (painstakingly) establish. Every kind of song there, fun, dancing, drinking, fighting, the whole shebang. All songs I like, and so do many others. And a few love songs. (e.g., I Met Her in the Garden where the Praties Grow).
Joke: I have a round black thing with a hole in it. Is this a record?
Blame a disk jockey.
When I am in Dublin, which is infrequently, I will call on you. My cd is for sale in very few outlets, only yours a cd shop. A hotel, a computer shop, maybe a book shop in Wicklow town. Also a second hand book and record shop here in Arklow.
I may appear on East Coast Radio, the Declan Meehan Morning Show, which I did before, when I self published a book, Pub Talk, in 2014. That station is heard in Dublin. If that happens I will give your shop a mention, and let you know.
Okay and thanks again. The cd is as stated, the songs are all great. As written on the cover, someone said ‘I could listen to this all day’.
I will plug away at the publicity end.
David (Tich) Ennis