We Scots like to claim New Year’s Eve as our own but, in truth, it’s freezing and can be samey too which is why I’ll be seeing out 2020 with a Nashville New Year
Better Tennessee than Tillicoutry I say which sounds like a Country song, which I’ll give to my old pal Keith Urban.
Nashville’s finest came to town pre-Covid, Dublin town and treated us all like Country royalty as part of Country To Country.
And Keith, who headlined the Nashville New Year big bash, was front and centre of ours, putting a Grafton Street busker on stage.
And giving a random fan one of his guitars.
The good old boys in Nashville are not letting this pesky bug stop the music in Music City, or us hearing it.
Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight New Year’s Eve in Nashville from 4.30pm-5pm on WTVF-NewsChannel 5.
And see what I’m doing there getting a second shot at the Bells because they’re earlier.
Local favourites Moon Taxi, described as ‘a little indy, a little proggy, a little poppy, will play for 40 minutes just before midnight.
Jazz, soul and R&B combo The Shindelles will play a 20-minute set earlier.
Music to the ears and so will the green light, when it comes, to get back out to Nashville, Music City.
A better Canaries New Year
Saltire In Tenerife
And we’re not letting the latest UK block on the Canaries (they’re back off the exempt list)) spoil our hopes that we will be able to get out there again soon.
And as usual our friends at TUI are ahead of the curve.
With seven nights from December 28 at the 3* Rocamar Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, self-catering from €579pps (Covid cover included).
While Dublin to Lanzarote from December 31 at the 3* Cincos Plazas, Puerto del Carmen, self-catering from €409pps (Covid Car included.)
MEET YOU IN THE NEW YEAR