‘I was over-extending myself’ – Daniel O’Donnell reveals how he suffered from exhaustion

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has revealed how he suffered from exhaustion in the 1990s. The Kincasslagh man, 57, said he was doing ‘simply too much work’ as he shared the most important things he’s learnt through his life speaking to the Irish Mirror.He said: “In the 1990s I suffered exhaustion. I think it was simply too much work – I was over-extending myself. I was hoarse and just couldn’t get singing. Maybe we have an in-built mechanism that saves us from things, and the only way to make me stop was for my voice to go.That’s what I needed. I took time out – I went to a singing teacher and also to a gym, which I hated, so that didn’t continue!It took me a while to build up again, but I learnt from it. Before that, I would go to the opening of an envelope.“Now I limit what I do.” However, that hasn’t stopped the 57-year-old from releasing a new album with over 60 tracks!“My new album Halfway To Paradise contains 60 tracks over 3 CDs, with tributes to The Beatles, Elvis and Cliff Richard.“The music is very much from the rock ‘n’ roll 50s and 60s.”The Donegal sensation also revealed the love for Donegal’s Mary From Dungloe Festival.“I grew up in Donegal and I enjoy what this area offers. This is where I live and this is where I became what I am. “It’s a rural community and I know all the people and they know me. I’m in the country and by the sea – the Atlantic Ocean is just in front of me.“It’s beautiful. I love getting involved in local community events, and I get as much pleasure singing for 10 people at a local festival as I do for 1,000 in a concert hall.“I take part in the Mary From Dungloe Festival every year. My wife Majella and I dressed up…“I don’t even know what we were supposed to be, it was just something they gave us – maybe a prince and princess. “We were on a float waving to everyone and Olivia, my four-year-old granddaughter, came on the float with us for a bit.“My greatest passion in life is my family.“Majella has two kids, who have been such a joy to me.“Siobhan now has children of her own – Olivia and 18-month-old Archie, and I chat to them on WhatsApp every day.“I know it’s not the same as a hug, but God it’s great to see them and for them to see us.“We’re lucky they don’t live too far away, so we physically see them too.”‘I was over-extending myself’ – Daniel O’Donnell reveals how he suffered from exhaustion was last modified: October 6th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Farmers Table event in NE Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Fresh, local, summer ingredients from northeast Ohio will be the inspiration for a unique farm to table culinary experience this August that celebrates Ohio farms and flavors.The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is partnering with Maplestar Farm and The Driftwood Group for The Farmers’ Table on Sunday, August 30 at 4 p.m. The event will take place in western Geauga County at Maplestar Farm in Auburn Township.Guests will take a guided tour of Maplestar Farm’s organic fields, sample carefully crafted hors d’oeuvres, and enjoy beer, wine, and tea before sitting down to an exciting four course meal prepared by Erik Martinez, Executive Chef at Cibréo Italian Kitchen, featuring wine pairings.The event will also feature special guest Alan Guebert, award-winning syndicated agricultural journalist and OEFFA 2015 conference keynote speaker, who will offer a hearty toast to local food. Following the dinner, he’ll be signing his new book, The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey, and sharing stories. The book was recently included on Bon Appetit Magazine‘s 20 Food Books to Read This Summer, LA Magazine‘s Top 10 Summer Books for Foodies, and Food Tank’s Summer Reading List.Tickets are $125 per person or $1,000 for a table of 8. All proceeds support OEFFA’s work to grow Ohio’s sustainable and organic agriculture movement.For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.oeffa.org/FarmersTable, call (614) 421-Ext. 206, or email dinner@oeffa.org.last_img read more

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Soil Health Partnership Expands to 65 Farm Test Sites for 2016

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Twenty-five more farms have joined a groundbreaking research effort that could change the way farmers take care of their land. The Soil Health Partnership announced the addition of the new test sites at the 2016 Commodity Classic, March 3 – 5 in New Orleans.This spring, the organization begins in its third year identifying, testing and measuring farm management practices that improve soil health. These include growing cover crops, practicing conservation tillage like no-till or strip-till, and using sophisticated nutrient management techniques.The program’s goal is to quantify the benefits of these practices from an economic standpoint, showing farmers how healthy soil benefits their bottom line. They also have positive environmental benefits, like protecting water from nutrient runoff.The new farm sites are located in eight Midwestern states.“It’s exciting that so many farmers want to test and share the impact soil health can have on the environment and farm economics with their peers,” said Nick Goeser, SHP director. “As a data-driven program, the success of our research depends upon these test sites, and we are indebted to them for their participation and enthusiasm.”A farmer-led initiative of the National Corn Growers Association, the partnership receives funding from Monsanto and the Walton Family Foundation, as well as technical support from The Nature Conservancy and Environmental Defense Fund. Once enrolled, field managers from the partnership work with farmers to determine what practices might work best on their farms. They help the farmer gather soil, planting and tillage data from test plots.Starting in the 2014 growing season with 20 farms, the partnership plans to gradually increase the number of demonstration farms in the program to 100. Once a grower enrolls, the test site is included in research for five years.See videos of Soil Health Partnership farmers.last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 26 | From the Farm Science Review!

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The crew of host Joel Penhorwood, Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo, and Matt Reese bring this week’s podcast from the 2017 Farm Science Review (recorded on Monday before FSR got underway, September 19-21).The Farm Science Review always one of Ohio agriculture’s biggest events from year to year. For visitors to the 2017 Review, Ty talked with Matt Sullivan, general manager of the Molly Caren Agricultural Center, about this year’s FSR and what to know.The Review is known as a key time to check out the latest innovations in agriculture, especially from the equipment side. In that spirit, Joel visited with Scott Brown, territory manager with Geringhoff, about the Truflex Razor draper combine header — just one of the amazing pieces of equipment in action during the field demonstrations.And while agriculturalists from all around are visiting the FSR outside of London, Ohio, the event also serves as a good time to show non-agricultural folks the modern world of farming. Matt’s talk with Lance Westcamp, mayor of Groverport and farmer himself, highlights that need to communicate agriculture to newer generations becoming further disengaged with how food and fiber are produced.All that and more, including the crew celebrating Ty’s 40th birthday, on the 26th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, courtesy of AgriGold. More at agrigold.com.last_img read more

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