Today, I needed to purchase a new external hard drive so I could download photos for you. On the way to the computer store, I ran into Brendan Lynch. He ran the musical performances I attended at the Arlington Hotel with Esther, Kitty Lee and Patty. He also owns The Horse Shoe, located where Capel runs into Bolton Street.
Brendan had the door to his shop open and the sounds of an Irish banjo filled the air. I stepped into the tiny space, introduced myself, and learned a bit about Brendan’s past and present work.
Turns out Brendan is an artist, photographer, musician, performer, music teacher, instrument trader, city planner, conservation expert, and business owner… a Renaissance man in my book. As he’s also a history buff, I told him about Fergus Whelan’s book, the planners I’d come across when visiting the former parliament building, and the tour I took recently with DIT’s Gavin Buggy.
I’d been meaning to stop by Brendan’s for some time. He doesn’t usually leave the door open, though, which makes it all too easy to walk past.
[…] forgot to mention to you that the Horseshoe is quite famous as a venue for trad musicianers over the past 5 or 6 decades. Lynch can tell you […]