More fun than pinball.

More fun than pinball.

John Francis on Reverbnation

John Francis on Reverbnation

Guitar Performance With Sheet Music

It’s all in the details…

It’s all in the details…

"Hmmm… Control-Alt-Delete…"

"Hmmm… Control-Alt-Delete…"

Happy Birthday, America!

Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses!

Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses!

Happy Mothers Day! You Are Always On My Mind…

Nicky had his 18th birthday, Thursday, April 17th. We are so proud of him, but he still can’t have the car keys.

Nicky had his 18th birthday, Thursday, April 17th. We are so proud of him, but he still can’t have the car keys.

What’s better than a #Tritone? Two, three, four… Hahaha… Just a little #guitar #groove #intro

#Andante in C Major for #solo #guitar - Introducing #pedal #tones

#Andante in C Major for #solo #guitar - Introducing #pedal #tones

"Nothing to see here! Move along!"

"Nothing to see here! Move along!"

Avon Calling!

Avon Calling!

Castle of Dromore - Virtual Tour of Irish Castle Ruins - John Francis Solo Guitar from John Francis on Vimeo.

Castle of Dromore as performed by John Francis on solo classical guitar. Explore the ruins of this great Irish castle to the traditional tune associated with it. Based on an arrangement by El McMeen. Recorded for St Patrick’s Day, 2013. Thanks to Pat Conroy and Ireland In Ruins Blog for their photographs. (links below)

There are at least four castles named Castle of Dromore or Dromore Castle in the counties Down, Kerry, Limerick and Tyrone. Several discussions on the Internet are dedicated to pinpoint the geographical location of the lullaby Castle of Dromore without decisive outcome. I have chosen the Castle in Limerick for the setting of this lullaby, which is one of the oldest extant Irish songs. This tune is sometimes called October Winds after the lyrics of Sir Harold Boulton published for it in 1892.

Photo Credits:
Pat Conroy’s Youtube: youtube.com/oliverpcful
and S. Hill’s Ireland In Ruins: irelandinruins.blogspot.com

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Gourmet that’s almost as good as the box.

Gourmet that’s almost as good as the box.