Saturday, March 30, 2013

Dig a Little Deeper recording with Wayne Sheehy

Check out that view!

I spent last weekend in Wayne Sheehy's studio in West Cork with Mick Stuart recording Dig A Little Deeper songs. I love working with Mick, as well as making music I love we also get to have big chats about lyrics, music and performing. We debate over what makes the lyric 'careful his bowtie is really a camera' such a great lyric in the context. If you haven't heard Dig A Little Deeper check us out:

As well as producing, Wayne is an excellent drummer and percussionist. There were loads of photos of Wayne playing with legends of the Irish music industry hung up around the studio. Who's yer man in the glasses:

It was such a beautiful setting to be recording. The house was cozy, lots of instruments and musical toys to play with, great musicians like Paul Dunlea and Roy Kellerher popping in to record and two great local pubs (one that also sold eggs their duck laid and another where you could order scallops from the barman who was also the local kinda pubs!).

Wayne very kindly built me a fort to play in while I was down there guaranteeing I'll be back to play again.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Other Voices Derry 2013

I love a good musical roadtrip!

This Friday I'm going to be playing in Derry as part of the Other Voices festival and anyone who's heard of Other Voices will understand why I'm very excited about it! They have a reputation for showcasing beautiful music and I'm delighted to be a part of it.

Playing with me on the night with be Julien Colarossi, Cormac OBrien and special guest percussionist Cote Calmet. I'm lucky to have been able to pry Julien out of the studio (he's recording his debut album) and all three are also busy member of the band Phisqa who are releasing their debut album on the 22nd in the Twisted Pepper. There'll also be music on the night from lots of other bands including a live stream from Damien Dempsey, Neil Hannon, Savages and Soak!

I've never been to Derry, my only introduction to the city is Connor Kelly who came and performed at The Acoustic Picnic this past summer. He's a pretty cool guy so he's set the bar high, I'm expecting a lot from this city! You can listen to his album Tell Me That We're Human at the link.