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Rhythm Sticks

I think the thing to do is to go out and have fun, make good music and make people happy.

Robert Cray, Guitar International, 2012/12/05


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!

The Man in Black

Although country & western icon, Johnny Cash carefully cultivated a romantic outlaw image and had several overnight stays in jail for various misdemeanours, he never actually served a prison sentence. His celebrated live performances for the inmates of US penetentiaries — two of which were immortalised on Folsom Prison Blues and Live at San Quentin — were the closest he ever got to being behind bars in a real prison.