No, I’m not in Dublin at the moment, not physically anyway. We watch so much Irish TV here at home and listen to Irish Music so often and also Mass from Knock Shrine via their webcam, I think our home is a tiny province of Ireland here in England.
Nathan Carter sang the brilliant song “Summer in Dublin” at his recent gig at the 3 Arena in Dublin and it is a fabulous version of the song. Well done Nathan Carter!
This brings back so many memories as I do remember a Summer in Dublin when the original recording of this song was out by Bagatelle. I remember buying the single, on vinyl, in the record shop in Tipperary Town after hearing it on the radio. (I still have the record). Then we had a few days in Dublin visiting family and I can clearly remember walking by the Halfpenny Bridge on a hot summer afternoon, there was a lot of traffic and the cars had the windows down. They must have all been tuned into the same radio station, as Bagatelle filled the Summer afternoon with their words…”and the Liffey as it stank like hell, the young people walking on Grafton Street, everyone looking so well…”
Isn’t it strange the things that stick within our memory and how the lyrics and music bring it right back to life for you. When I first watched the clip of Nathan singing this I was able to sing along to every word even thought I hadn’t heard the song for years.
They were happy, uncomplicated and carefree days and I do remember that Summer in Dublin.