It has been a summer like none he can remember for Clare singer and farmer, PJ Murrihy. Living in the countryside has enabled PJ to cope better than many with the impact of the coronavirus lockdowns that have had demoralising impacts on so many strands of Irish life since last March.

Immersed in the rural culture of the Banner County, PJ is philosophical about the last few months and the times ahead. “I miss the music and I miss the people but I am lucky that I have a small handy farm of land.