Tadhg to Tiger over on Friendface

Greetings dear readers…

This is just a short note to notify of a slight change to our internet presence. Facebook, despite appeals from all quarters, refuses to allow page names to be changed. This means that our Tadhg Cooke page cannot become “Tiger Cooke”. Slightly annoying, and not very consistent – in an age when consistency is really required (although admittedly not often shown).
So we’ve set up a brand new page called, yes, you’ve guessed it : Tiger Cooke. There’s a little link box on the right hand side of this page. Yes, that’s over there! –>
Please do join us, and help spread the word, so we don’t feel so lonely. It’s tough starting from scratch.

Dear FriendFace. Please move to Tiger Cooke. Thank you.

In other news, there are things afoot behind the scenes here. All will be revealed soon – but keep your eyes peeled in Dublin in the next two months. Also, I must post some tales from our New York/Philadelphia shows in March. Myself and Tony Maceli enjoyed three fantastic shows at three great venues. We have some photos, and more have been promised to us. (If you have any yourself – please do send them on!)

More soon – I promise!



East is East-ish

I’ve taken a long break from blogging, but I’m back. Reasons for neglecting the blog are varied… from studio fatigue to just general fatigue, from moving house to moving frames of mind. Long story short, I’m going to be a little more active on the blogging front. I may stray from the point now and again – I like doing that. But I’ll be blogging nonetheless.

I’d like to tell everyone about the short tour of Austria/Czech Republic/Slovakia we’re doing this week. We’re arriving in Austria on Thursday 7th April, and hitting Vienna/Wien (AT), Litomerice (CZ), Brno (CZ), Bratislava (SK) and Olomouc (CZ). To buy tickets for the shows, you can find all the details and links here :

We’re doing some shows in London later in the month, and still planning some dates in Deutschland, France & the US over the coming months.

Now I think a cup of tea and a long sigh is in order. Enjoy the remains of your Sunday.

Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh!

Happy New Year to you all!


I’ve reached my fill.  My heart can’t take it any more.  I used to pride myself on staying well-informed of our national and international affairs and history.  But no longer.  My new year’s resolution is simple.  I’m not reading any more newspapers, nor books, nor cataloguing man’s unquenchable bloodlust and insatiable appetite for repeating the rudimentary errors made by our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.  Until the UN and NATO decide to visit their own libraries and start heeding the advice contained within.  Until they start glancing occasionally at our own histories, we’re doomed to repeat the heartache again and again.

I realise this is sounds like a bit of a cop out – but while the UN and our own governments continue to veto peaceful resolutions and common sense and sponsor mass terror for convenient 24 hour news cycles, I’m out – at least for now.  Maybe I’ll try to reform things when I’ve an older and much calmer head.  Right now, there’s just too much rage and sadness to cope with.

If ignorance is bliss – I’m going to try it out for a while.  So that’s my resolution.  What are yours?  Leave us a comment below!

and in other news…

CBS Radio
Today I was told that “Fingertips of the Silversmith”, “Live At St Kevin’s” and “Wax & Seal” are now being inducted into CBS Radio’s digital library. If you’re a listener to a CBS Radio station in the States, you can request the tunes soon… Nice news to start the first Irish business day of 2011…

Look Up – It’s A Tiger
Also, we have some music on the Aer Lingus in-flight radio channel at the moment.  I’ve no official details, but I think it’s a special edition of David Heffernan’s “Best of Irish” show from 4FM here in Ireland.  So, listen out for that… if your flight hasn’t been cancelled due to snow, volcanic ash or violent sheep.

New Projects
I’m embarking on a few new projects… none of which I can talk about in detail, because I’m slightly superstitious about that.  But I CAN reveal that we’re making some videos for the new album.  I’m looking forward to the process greatly.  We’re aiming for short and snappy.  No edits.  Slight processing.  The bulk of the work should be planning the shoot.  Wish us luck!