Thursday, May 24, 2018

When Caitlin met Cáit



Caitlin, a U.K. native who recently completed her Ph.D. in molecular biology, works part-time at Confectionery, the sweet shop on Ninth Street near Avenue A.

EVG correspondent Steven was recently talking with Caitlin at Confectionery. She mentioned that her parents named her after Caitlín "Cáit" O'Riordan, who played bass for The Pogues, the Celtic punk band.

It just so happens that O'Riordan, a singer-songwiter (and bassist), lives in the East Village these days. Steven met her several months ago, and approached her about saying hello to Caitlin. She agreed.

And so the other day, Cáit went to the shop to see Caitlin, who was was surprised and extremely happy about meeting her namesake.

Caitlin later reported:

My goodness! My mum's beyond excited — she's telling EVERYONE she knows!

I think she wishes she could've been here to meet her. She's so happy though!

7 comments:

Brian said...

Awesome

shimmerstwo said...

"Cáit" O'Riordan was also married to Elvis Costello

Cait said...

It was lovely to meet Caitlin - she's a sweetheart. Great pics, Steven!

Anonymous said...

Lovely!

Allison said...

Love this! What a sweet thing!

Anonymous said...

Only in the LES...

v said...

a real life meet cute