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Rhythm Sticks

This music is forever for me. It’s the stage thing, that rush moment that you live for. It never lasts but that’s what you live for.

Bruce Springsteen, Time Magazine, 1975/10/27


We are a twenty–five minute drive from Cork City, five minutes from Macroom and eleven hours and forty minutes from Detroit, Michigan.
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The final few minutes drive into rural Cork can be something of a trial if you are not generally used to anything less than an eight–lane highway — do remember to keep to the left and watch out for sight–seeing cows.

A Tanglewood guitar hanging on a black and white regional road sign labelled Ruisín (Gaeilge) and Rusheen (English) near Macroom, County Cork, Republic of Ireland.

Separate Recording rooms let you see with no audio spill. A dead sound Vocal Booth, Drum Room with a little Air, both visible from the Live Room. We've even been asked to turn the drums up on occasions!


Louis Armstrong was sent to a Negro Waif’s Home as punishment for shooting a pistol in the air on New Year’s Eve when he was thirteen years old. Fortunately, the school’s bandmaster took a liking to the boy and taught him to play the bugle.