Category Archives: music

Feeling

Art is all from feeling, feeling matters most.

Do you say holy spirit or do you say holy ghost?

What is the spirit of all things and everything and all?

Is it either very large or very, very small?

Is your spirit really you, is that all there is to say?

I will leave the question why for another day.

Do you feel the spirit of a thing, person, place?

Does great scenery inspire a smile upon your face?

Happiness and sadness, remembrance of times past.

Tomorrow is another day, the future comes at last.

Above all feeling, feeling is my king.

When you have love and happiness do you want anything?

Tich Ennis

20th June, 2018

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For The Record

 

 

 

 

For The Record

(Copy of email sent today 18th May, 2018)

Tich Ennis 
to jive

To:  The Secret Bookshop, Wicklow street, Dublin

tel 01 7079955

 

Hi Sean,

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.

Keep selling!

David (Tich) Ennis

 

 

 

Garech and Geldof and Me

10th April, 2018

Tim,

Here are two CD’s, one as promised and the other a surprise. The surprise I call Garech and Geldof, two radio programs from RTE on Sunday last, John Bowman telling the story of Claddagh Records and Garech Browne, the founder, patron of the arts, and the other Miriam O’Callaghan interviewing Bob Geldof about his new DVD on and about the work of the poet, W.B. Yeats.

There is much of interest here and some lovely music, as well as poems read by actors and singers and the poets themselves.   I may buy that DVD of Geldof’s, who knows? Probably yes.

The other CD is myself singing under the name of Tich Ennis, my boyhood nickname. Cover designed by me and photograph of the Vale of Avoca also by me, from our previous house, Kestrel Ridge, where you visited us.

I would like your comments on these, particularly my own singing CD. One man said at least you can hear the words. Damning with faint praise? Others said they love it. My timing and rhythm are good, I think, and yes, you can hear the words. And why not, they are great words.

Claddagh Records in Temple Bar may sell my CD, that remains to be seen. I was with them on Friday, when I went up to Dublin.   Charlie there said he will play it and then contact me, I am not to ring him. Possibly the songs I chose and singing style are not purist enough for Claddagh Records, I don’t know. I would describe the songs as pub and party type songs, the type sung at a get together of Irish people wherever in the world.

So, I am not to ring Claddagh Records? As I said to George, God or life or whatever keep kicking me in the balls. George said that is because I never did anything before. Some guy in a CD shop said no one buys a CD unless it is by someone famous. He himself made a CD which he gave me for nothing, all its worth. He may be embittered.

I am a writer masquerading as a singer, I sing for fun but so also do I write. Pleasure. For all concerned, hopefully.   If anyone.

Please text or write me your comments on my CD, I value your opinion. My memory being poor if you ring me I will not remember what you say. Writing is permanent.

My choice of songs has been praised. I sing what I love.

I write this today, Monday, but will post tomorrow. I may write to you more frequently, my best friend having died. Happy listening!

David (Tich) Ennis

Discrimination

I like films and books and music when they’re good.

Don’t ask me if I like them, is that understood?

I like good.

When you ask do I like them do you mean some or none or all?

I like a well built wall.

It depends how its done, not what.

That’s your lot.

Tich Ennis

26th March, 2018

Get This Straight

Being from Ireland or any part of it doesn’t mean you’re great.

Do I get shot for saying that, what is my fate?

How about the people in jails and looney bins and the dail?

Are they Irish all?

We all have our cross to bear.

I don’t care.

Tich Ennis

23rd March, 2018

Boy Band

I am a boy band of one, God’s misbegotten son.

Many a man rocks another man’s cradle as long as he is able.

DNA has a lot to say.

Has nature or nurture made me what I am, do I give a damn?

Boy bands grow up, its time to shut up.

Tich Ennis

16th March, 2018

Broke Artists

Does God mean artists to be broke?

I am, no joke.

I would like to make this clear, I am not God.

I am a lazy sod.

You don’t get rich writing poetry someone said to me.

Was he right? Look and see.

I sing as well.

What the Hell.

Tich Ennis

10th March, 2017