So I’m playing in Knockanstockan Festival (facebook event is here) tomorrow from 6pm in The Bog Cottage doing a few poems with Stephen James Smith from our Arise and Go Collaboration and also my own songs with Rama Block on Bass and Eimear Lynch on the fiddle. Fellow Urchin Collective members Pearse McGloughlin and Justin Grounds will be performing their collaborativeIdiot Songs after us so The Bog Cottage is the place to be if you are heading to Knockanstockan tomorrow Saturday.
Stephen James Smith and I are also playing a set in Sligo on Sunday after a screening of No Country for Old Men, which is a documentary about WB Yeats that Stephen and Colm Keegan (Another great Dublin Poet) and myself were part of.
I hope all’s good. I’ve decided to take a break from My Youtube series while I sort out finishing the mixes for my new album. But you can catch up with the 26 videos I did on my Youtube channel: 13 Originals here and 13 Covers here. Enjoy!
I’ll definitely be getting some more videos for the new album to tie along with it and I’m chatting with a director about a video for Cur an Long Seol at the moment. So subscribe to the Youtube page or the blog here via RSS or join the aul mailing list to stay in the know.
So I had a very enjoyable set at Longitude and the crowd was great joining in with Samurai Sword and The Nut in the Hut. And I got to do a poem from Arise and Go with Stephen James Smith as his set was on just before mine. I’m also delighted that Stephen is going to be my best man at my wedding next year.
So there’ll be no cover song today as I’m too busy mixing my forthcoming album. But I thought I’d at least give a little behind the scenes mix video. And it’s as gaeilge. The audio isn’t amazing as it’s through a thing called Jing, but I hope you find it interesting.
Twas lovely to revisit this song with an acoustic version. I’ve had a lot of people say they like this track and I’m glad that it has entertained and helped. If you are in Ireland this week I hope you’re enjoying the lovely weather and you’re doin fine.