The Irresistible Nature of Music

When I started Gardiner Music, somebody else updated my website. I was resistant to taking on the role of updating my website myself despite my enthusiasm around social media. It is strange the obstacles we put in front of ourselves to avoid doing something we need to do. Resistance.

But I persisted with  the resistance and also started to try to update the blog part of the website more frequently. I like to write, I am someone who journals, writing frees me a little, it helps me make sense of where I am at.

So this is my latest blog post and as the title says…Music is irresistible.

Last night was week 3 of the Kíla Sessions in Whelans, a little event I created for members of Kíla to drop in and out of on a Tuesday evening. I have a good relationship with Whelans, I admire and respect the people working there and I asked O’Haras Beers along as a sponsor. I am enormously grateful for the support of both companies and mindful that it is something I shouldn’t take for granted. It’s a good mix.

So week 3 was the best yet…I worried about a couple of things in week 1 and 2 – things I couldn’t name nor articulate because the sessions themselves were fantastic. But Rónán Ó Snodaigh helped me put words on that and last night I got to say to Ró, ‘Maith thú, well done, that’s it, tonight is what I imagined these sessions to be when I pushed The Kíla Sessions as an event’.

Thanks to Peter Ruotolo and Nick Seymour for coming along and helping with that .

I push ideas all the time to the artists I work with because to me music is utterly irresistible and I am always trying to widen the audience that understands that . Kila’s music more so than most. Although I work with them, every morning these days as I leave my house and stick my earphones in, the first song is ALWAYS a Kila tune. ALWAYS.

So in summary anything you resist (like the website for me) that could help you grow, do yourselves a favour and  find a way to make it irresistible…because anything pure that you don’t resist and that is good for you, like decent music, is to be embraced, enjoyed and learnt from.

The Kíla Sessions in association with O’Haras Beers take place in the Front Bar of Whelan’s every Tuesday from 7.30 -9.30


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