With the Performing Arts in Ireland at a standstill,
it is thirteen months since my last review of a fully-staged event,
- with audience present - Beethoven's opera Fidelio.
So I take this opportunity to say 'thank you and good health'
to the thousands of readers worldwide each month
who continue to re-visit or come to discover
the scores of essays on the arts in performance in Ireland,
north and south,
I have published here over the last seven years
and three months.