Friday, 11 December 2020

The No-Deal is actually The Deal.


By Willie Drennan

The so-called No-Deal is The Deal. It is not a real No-Deal. It is a No-Deal Agreement. It all hinges around the NI/Irish Protocol. It is not Brexit.

The so-called No-Deal scenario seems like a sophisicated con that will merit a Hollywood movie some day. It appears to be a brilliantly contrived immaculate deception: a collusion between masterminds who currently control the EU and their fellow masterminds who currently control the British Establishment.

There was always going to be a last-minute fudge in the EU/ Brexit negotiations: an elaborate attempt to bluff us British people who voted for Brexit. Everyone expected it: it was inevitable.

The amazing thing is that in spite of this common awareness they seem to be pulling it off: at the very last-minute. Well, so far anyway. It really is quite ingenious. 

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Willie Drennan.Band: Wired Up Again. Official Press Release.


A fusion of Ulster folk and bluesy rock.

A collaboration between Willie Drennan and rock guitarist David McClean.

                                Album trailer. Filmed and produced by David McClean.

Friday, 27 November 2020

Wullie Drennan In Lockdown 2020. Official Press Release.


Wee Book/ Big CD Booklet with 24 track CD disc included.

It's always as much about the story as it is about the music. The wee book is full of story, lyrics and images.

Why Press Release?

Friday, 30 October 2020

Tullygarley Leads The Way.


By Willie Drennan


Strange times we live in. We now live at a time when we import much of our basic needs from far out across the globe. We live in a time of global dependency on modern technology: in a world where a global economy is controlled by a global hierarchy. When that global system breaks down the people of the globe are in trouble. Fortunately a group of hardy folk down a wee country road in the middle of County Antrim are on to it. Solutions are at hand.

Head out of Ballymena towards Randalstown and once you go down over the Irish Hill there is a wee road to the right. You might miss it. If you arrive at Slaght Corner you'll know you've gone too far and you'll need to turn back. 

 Tullygarley Loanen.

Many moons ago I attended Tullygarley Primary School, which is now a roundabout. After school I would zoom down the Irish Hill, past that wee road, on the handlebars of my granda's bicycle. My older brother would be sitting, somehow, at the rear of the bike clinging on to my granda with his arms around his waist. I assume that would be illegal today. The wee narrow road was known locally as the Tullygarley Loanen or the Tullagh Loanen. It's probably called something else nowadays. But anyway, a short distance down that wee road on the left you will find the Tullgarley allotments: where you can enter another zone of lush gardens and tranquillity.

Monday, 27 January 2020

The Independent Mind of Rabbie Burns. 1759 – 2020

The man o' independent mind – he looks and laughs at aa that”.

The genius of Scotland's immortal bard has appealed to many folks for many different reasons. He had an exceptional ability to deeply understand humanity and to express his observations through his advanced skills in verbal and written communication. He was able to reach people from a wide range of social, political, religious and philosophical backgrounds.

Hardly surprising then that people with contrasting views and ethics seek to embrace him as one of their own. What is it about this 18th Century bard that still makes his life and works so relevant in this present day?