Sunday, June 19, 2016

Eric Roche - With These Hands




I'm not an insomniac but I do listen to late night radio, RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland  in particular I always really enjoy because of the story telling that the Irish are so good at.

Last night I learned about Eric Roche. His brother Bryan was featured in this documentary who told his older brother Eric's story, entitled With These Hands his life as a musician, and mostly it was a touching tribute and testament to the deep love between brothers. It is also the beautiful story of learning how to live and how to die. I identified so much with Eric's younger brother Bryan and what he shared about his big brother Eric because I also lost my big brother, who taught me so much about life.

Today I listened to some Eric Roche's youtube videos and was blown away by his talent and interpretations of so many songs. If you haven't heard of him or his music, check him out. The guy was a beautiful soul and  freakin' amazing virtuoso talent!


 

2 comments:

thesycamoretree said...

He is talented! I envy those who have brothers or sisters with whom they are close. I suppose I should count myself lucky that I have a sister-in-law who is so sweet and kindhearted!

Catherine Meyers said...

Thank you Bev. Well as the story unfolded you learn that they took one another for granted which I think often happens, but when Eric got sick everything changed, and their relationship really deepened.

I always wanted a sister too, but I know those that are like sisters and brothers can be just as close and sometimes even closer to us than our biological relatives, because we have chosen them.

First Nations always speak of "All my relations" which means we are all related to all things on Earth.