Bhíos i mBaile na hAbhainn an tseachtain seo chaite ag déanamh teafad le haghaidh clár Róisín ar TG4. Craolófar anocht é is dócha. Cathy McEvoy a bhí in éindí liom ag seinnt an fhidil ar An Nasc Nua, atá ar an t-albam nua a bheis á sheoladh ar 14ú Márta i mBewely’s, sráid Grafton.
I was in Galway last week shooting a live take of a song for the Róisín show on TG4, Ireland’s’ Irish language channel. It will air this evening. Cathy McEvoy plays the fiddle with me on An Nasc Nua, which is on the new album to be launched on the 14th march in Bewely’s Cafe Theatre!
So I had a bit of a challenge but a great experience last week coming up with guitar music to accompany some translations of poetry to Irish and original Irish poetry by three poets; Gabriel Rosenstock, Liam O Muirthile and Ailbhe Ní Ghearrbhuigh. The event was run by Imram. I haven’t used guitar effects pedals since I left the electric guitar down years ago but they made a reappearance and I had great fun with it I must say. Who knows I think some new songs might come out of this ‘new old sound’ for me.
Here’s an in depth review of the night in Irish, written much more eloquently than i can put it.