New Music & Gardening Advice!

By David Hope

New Music & Gardening Advice!

Hello Folks,

I hope you are well keeping well and are looking forward to a good summer.

Firstly, I have to extend a huge thank you to all of you who enjoyed my last single ‘Moon and Back. There was lots of great feedback from so many of you about how much you enjoyed the song and how you identified with the sentiment of it, which was great as it’s a very personal song to me. Thank you all very much, it means a lot.

New Single out now!!!! 


Secondly, onwards to some musical news! On the 10th of June 2022, I'm releasing the next single 'Whiskey Mornings', from my forthcoming album, ‘…And The Sea' (September 2022).

The single is available to out now on all digital platforms. 

You may have already guessed it, but funnily enough 'Whiskey Mornings' is a song dedicated to hangovers as we get older. Once up on a time in my twenties after a drinking session, all I needed was a few hours sleep followed by a breakfast roll and I’d be right as rain.

However now being over forty, the hangovers tend to start at 6am with what feels like a St. Patrick's Day Parade route through my head! The daylight hurts, paracetamol doesn’t work and a day of misery and self-loathing is all I’ve to look forward to. I know I’m not alone in this so that’s why I wrote the song. While it’s a light hearted, upbeat track it does have some dark undertones (I wouldn't have wrote it if I didn't) but I think you’ll enjoy it, or at least I hope you will!


The Dangers of Extreme Sports

Gardening is a Dangerous Hazard!

Photo from Kenny’s Bar, Lahinch where I am now immortalised 
in the window! Photo by Lauren Stone

In other news, I have some personal news. Whilst engaged in the extreme sport of helping my mother in the garden, I managed to twist (and most definitely shout) and fall over. Unfortunately, I suffered a nasty accident and injured my quad tendon and all my quad muscles with it. I’ll spare you the nasty photographs and show you one of my sexy cast (below).

Sadly, instead of playing lots of lovely gigs and festivals for the summer, I’ve had my leg up resting for the last six weeks and I’ve (at least) another six weeks to go. As bad as that has been, I’ve been busy writing some new songs so hopefully some good will come of this ill wind. However, I do feel obligated to warn you against the dangers of gardening and other such horticultural ventures, from which I have now retired from with immediate effect.

Doing my best to enjoy my horticultural retirement …


For those of you who may have read this far, congratulations! You have now reached the 'Random News' section - a new segment that I am aiming to perfect. You may or may not have seen my social media posts from November 2021, where I sowed 100 acorns from an oak tree that I originally planted when I was ten years old. I had hoped for and modestly aimed to have 30 or so out of the hundred to survive the winter and make it to see the summer sun. However to my surprise, just over eighty of them have popped up to say hello and some little seedings have even gone as far as Dundalk! I’m currently looking for homes for them so if anyone in Ireland and local to County Clare has some room to set a beautiful oak tree and do some good for the planet, drop me a line - I'd only be delighted to share them to a good home.

Upcoming Gigs

I’m delighted to announce that I will be performing as part of the Live At The Hall Concert Series at the Royal Spa Hotel in Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare on the 21st of June.

Tickets are €25 and available on Eventbrite.

I have some more new music coming soon and some European tour dates coming up in Autumn 2022 but for summer 2022, I will be remaining relatively quiet as I progress through my recovery.

If you’ve gotten this far down this email, fair play to you and christ, you must be bored so I’ll say goodbye for now!!

I hope you enjoy the new music and I’ll looking forward to seeing you at a live gig in the future.

Mulch fuzzy love,