On November 21 2013, before even the final tweaks had been made to the text of 'Bathed In Lightning', I was persuaded - by my great friend and superb producer/engineer/musician Cormac O'Kane - to take part in an elaborate 'author event' for the digital age. Compered by BBC Radio Ulster personality Linley Hamilton, with Horslips legend Jim Lockhart reading extracts and me trying to be as interesting and concise about the book as possible (I failed at the latter!) in Q&A, the event also included 10 terrifiic Northern Irish musicians from diverse backgrounds - jazz, blues, pop, bluegrass and Irish traditional music.

Pat Gribben (guitarist with 80s chart stars The Adventures, and a lifelong Mahavishnu Orchestra devotee), led a unit of five players on three Mahavishnu tunes. Belfast jazz/blues veteran Ronnie Greer - our best guitarist by far in the Chicago and 'Modern Jazz' styles - helmed ...


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