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Blog Archive for September, 2016

Roald Dahl Day and Song

Posted on 14 Sep 2016

I was delighted to be asked to take part in an event for schoolchildren yesterday as part of Roald Dahl Day in the Lexicon Theatre in Dún Laoighre along with Spoken Word artist Erin Fornoff and storyteller Gráinne Clear. The event was organized by the writer in residence, Sarah Webb. I songified a few pieces from Dahl books, sang the Oompa Loompa songs (great fun) and wrote a little tribute to the man himself which I’ve just made a little video of for you all. After re-reading a few of his books lately I’m reminded of his extraordinary imagination
which is infectious and I realize I’ve probably only read three quarters of his books, so I’m looking forward to remedying that.

Environmental Collaboration at St. Finian’s Lutherhaus

Posted on 12 Sep 2016

Last Sunday I performed some of my songs including some new ones I’ve been working on (Melt those Guns, Hybreasil and No Planet B) in my wife’s church, St. Finian’s as part of an interesting and inspiring Lutheran service exploring our protection of the environment or lack thereof. My songs are all written from a human centred viewpoint
so the contrast with the religious readings regarding creation was very interesting and enlightening. Thanks to Anne Marie, Martin and Yvonne for inviting me to collaborate with them in exploring new concepts of caring for and understanding our home on earth. One of the songs I sang was We All Own The Sky. Here’s a recording from another gig I did a while back in Abner Brown’s barbershop.