MiloMc Personal

The Cottage (a personal video)

At the weekend we went over to visit my dad and relatives over in Derry in Northern Ireland. We also visited the cottage where I lived for 3 years (between 11 and 14) in a very small village called Culoort or Killourt (depending on how you want to spell it) which is in Malin Head in Inishowen, Co. Donegal. This video shows what it’s like – very picturesque but it wasn’t always a great place to be a teenager, especially one who was used to living in the city and whose English accent made him stick out like a sore thumb!

As it’s a traditional Irish thatched cottage it needs to be rethatched approx every 7 years – the one next door which I also filmed shows how quickly these 200+ old buildings can fall into disrepair. 

I recorded the music on my dad’s out of tune mandolin using the iTalk app on the iPhone. I also made a rough demo using the same recording which you can hear over at myspace (if you’re brave). – This is a Low– because it mentions Malin Head – but only because it is one of the places mentioned in the shipping forecast..

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