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Get well soon, Ollie!

Best wishes to singer-songwriter Ollie Higgins, who was involved in a pretty serious accident earlier this week. Many of you will of course remember Ollie’s old band the Kill City Snowmen, who were big favourites at the Sound Cellar and Baggot Inn back in the day.

Legends of Irish rock, the Snowmen were tipped in Smiley Bolger’s annual ‘ones to to watch’ list a record-breaking five times (1987, ‘88, ‘90, ‘91 and ‘93!) One of the industry’s true gentlemen, Ollie fell fifty feet onto concrete while attempting to rescue a kitten from a tree. In 2004, I was lucky enough to be granted an interview with Ollie, which you can read here.

P.S. Ollie will be donating the proceeds from his forthcoming album Songs from the Great Wide Open to the kitten rescue charity Miaow. What a gent!

May 24th, 2009.

12 Responses to “Get well soon, Ollie!”

  1. Phog Says:

    Dont’ get me wrong, I love kittens, but it the little fuckers stayed out of trees we wouldn’t have lads climbing up after them and winding up in hospital. My young fella fell straight through the conservatory after chasing “Bundles” across the roof.

  2. Matt Says:

    Won’t anyone think of the kittens?

  3. Jenny Says:

    Is the cute picutre for ollie or the cat?

  4. El Kid Says:

    Link seems to be broken too

  5. Eoin Says:

    Fidelma McGlinchy of Miaow Ireland has been in contact:

    “Due to the high volume of traffic today, our website is down at present. But we hope to be back online as soon as possible.

    Please note that Miaow does NOT provide assistance services for kittens suffering from neglect or mistreatment. We work SOLELY with kittens stuck in trees or very tall shrubs.

    Many thanks to the talented Ivor Higgins for raising awareness about our work.”

  6. Claire Says:

    Is this whole blog out of the twilight zone or wha?

  7. Canadian Pedro Says:

    Is this real?
    It’s too bizarre to be fiction though……..

    Hold me?

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