- A Kinrowan Estate story: Beef Pot Pie
- What’s New for the 5th of April: Amano dark chocolate bars, Terry Gilliam’s Fisher King, Béla Bartók, Ellen Kushner on Steeleye Span, Danish String Quartet Live and Other Matters
- A Kinrowan Estate story: Bad Wolf
- What’s New for the 29th of March: the first real Celtic Rock album, a Celtic history, Holy Molé chocolate, Ray Bradbury poetry, Silly Wizard live and Other Neat Stuff
- A Kinrowan Estate story: The Library Card Catalogue
- What’s New for the 22nd of March: A Folkmanis Mouse with Cheese, Wim Wenders’ Once, Gilliam’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Live music from Skerryvore, Hot Chocolate, A Parcel of Steeleye Span and Other Matters
- A Kinrowan Estate story: Absinthe
- What’s New for the 15th of March: It’s Almost Spring!
- A Kinrowan Estate story: The Raggedy Man
- What’s New for the 8th of March: A Book About Writing, a Film from the Rom, Chocolate and Peanut Butter, Music by Moby, Fables, a Short Story, and there’s always more. . .
- A Kinrowan Estate story: Kitchen Tales
- What’s New for the 1st of March: Bacon and Tea Considered, John Fogerty Live, An SF Play and Other Interesting Things
- What’s New for the 23rd of February: A Collaboration between Steeleye Span and Terry Pratchett, Two of the Best-loved Fantasy Movies of the 1980s, Eight Classic SF Novels of the 1960s, Ritter Chocolates, Jazz Drumming, A Choice Zelazny, Live Nightnoise and Other Lively Matters
- A Kinrowan Estate story: Spring is Coming. Eventually.
- What’s New for the 16th of February: On Breakfast, Judy Collins Live, Cats, Tolkien in Person, Champagne, Music from Just About Everywhere, and much more
- A Kinrowan Estate story: Pub Rules
- What’s New for the 9th of February: Horslips live, Bourbon, Definitive Earthsea, Traveling the Pacific, Robin Hood, and more
- A Kinrowan Estate story: A Ghostly Librarian
- What’s New for the 2nd of February: Johnny Clegg’s Final Album, More Fables Considered, Live Steeleye Span, Some Things Whovian, An Unusually Flavoured KitKat and Other Matters
- A Kinrowan Estate story: Enter The Sandman
Monthly Archives: April 2016
Or, more precisely, “May Day at the Estate,” which is just a few days away. So what’s planned for this very special day? Well, if past years are any clue, this is the way it goes: I lead off the … Continue reading
What’s New for the 24h of April: Pogues perform ‘Streams of Whiskey’, medieval lives and medieval mysteries, a century of Welsh myth in children’s literature and buckdancer’s choice on other things…
Last night as I slept I dreamt I met with Behan I shook him by the hand and we passed the time of day When questioned on his views On the crux of life’s philosophies He had but these few … Continue reading
Let me tell the tale of Irish coffee while I fix you one. It is said the very first Irish coffee was invented by Joseph Sheridan, a barkeep at an airbase located in Foynes, a small town in the West … Continue reading
What’s New for the 17th of April: live Irish music from De Dannan, John Brunner does future shock, artisan chocolate, Big Band music, Valente tells a story, chamber folk-pop, a history of caviar, Ottoman culture and a bevy of other things!
I decided to return to the library and see what I could learn there. Besides, I like libraries. It makes me feel comfortable and secure to have walls of words, beautiful and wise, all around me. I always feel better when … Continue reading
Midsummer’s coming! Time for the season of outdoor delights and endless nights, and guests coming and going through all the strangest Doors in the Green Man Pub. Have you heard the Endless Jam? No, not the Neverending Session; we’re almost … Continue reading
What’s New for the 10th of April: some live Celtic music from Dervish, American terroir, Peruvian music called chicha gone psychedelic, a Martian train story, CBGB punks, essays on William Morris, an American ghost story and other interesting things!
Are not all stories, all books — and indeed all of us — connected to something bigger? Always implying what came before and what might come after? The question is — what’s the value of the fragment you are encountering in … Continue reading
Dear Gus, We’re in Amsterdam now, as Ingrid’s seeking out those botanical bulletins that Tamsin and you wanted. (Be glad that the endowment fund for the Estate is a fat one, as these will be costly, says my dear wife.) … Continue reading
What’s New for the 3rd of April: a new project helmed by American Irish fiddler Liz Carroll, a charming tale from Charles de Lint, our coffeehouse, hunting mushrooms, ‘Macpherson’s Lament’ live and much more!
Fare thee weel, you dungeons dark and strong, Fareweel, fareweel to thee. Macpherson’s rant will ne’er be lang, On yonder gallers tree. Chorus of ‘Macpherson’s Lament’ I’ve been out on a long walk since just past dawn here on this lovely … Continue reading