Notes from the Mississippi

Hi! So earlier this week we put out the new video for 'On The Mississippi'. When we've played this live we've often invited a poet up to see out the end of the song with a spoken word piece. Amongst our glittering alumni have been: Stephen Murphy, Stephen James Smith, Sweeney Lee, Erin Fornoff, Catherine Anne Cullen, VJ Jackson and Patrick Curley. This has been a highlight of the set in recent months and a great opportunity to share the stage with the sparkling talent of our poet folk. There's a short clip of Patrick Curley performing with us below for the Beneath The Air series in The Model, Sligo last October.

Enda Roche and myself recorded the song with Darragh Nolan, and we were lucky to have harmonica player supreme Christian Volkmann track some lovely playing a few weeks later. Here's a short clip of Christian recording at my place in July 2015. 

Originally, the song was a little lullaby. I liked the melody and for me it conjured up a story of adventure and redemption. 

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Watch Brand New Video for 'Serpents' by Myles O'Reilly

We are really happy to share the new video for 'Serpents' taken from 'The Soft Animal' album. The piece has been realised by Myles O'Reilly and it was both a pleasure and an honour to work with him. Our launch gig for 'Serpents' will be in The Workman's Club with Hilary Woods as special guest. So please, enjoy and share the beautiful landscape of Sligo, the land of heart's desire.

Video for Ag Ol, ag Ol ag an Garbhóg

I wrote this song with Enda Reilly a few years ago. Sitting overlooking Sligo from Knocknarea Mountain I was struck by the county's beauty. That in itself is not something particularly rare or uncommon, the landscape being so stunning, but on this occasion I felt connected to the past and to the many who had shared the same feeling I was experiencing. From Knocknarea I could see the Garavogue, the river on which Sligo is built. It became a song about memory and how strongly we can feel a sense of connection to a place.

Audio: Enda Roche, Video: Laura Mu