It's been a hectic week what with the release of my new poetry-music video for 'Potions & Elixirs'. The poem is a poetical homage to Belfast and I was delighted to work with Dirty Words aka Ashley Manners, Seonaid Murray, Colin Carrigan and Mat Rizzo on the music.
The video was created by Danny Mills from Dan Dan Media: https://www.dandan.media/ who I've worked with before on a number of poetry videos including 'Titanicland' and 'Teenagers of the Nineties'.
You may have heard the song played on RTE Radio 1 this week during my interview with Sean O'Rourke on the Arena show. Despite a dodgy internet connection and a few nerves from me, it was a great chat with Sean and he remarked how the song had "echoes of Van Morrison", which I was delighted with. Of course, he meant '60s/classic era Van, not the modern angry incarnation.
The interview is available to listen back here: https://www.rte.ie/radio/radio1/arena/programmes/2021/0803/1238876-arena-tuesday-3-august-2021/ although I'm not sure how long it will be available for. My bit starts around the 24 minute mark.
If you enjoyed the song and/or the interview make sure you get a ticket for my forthcoming show at the Eastside Arts Fesitval https://bit.ly/3fmKbRt. It's a FREE virtual show going out this Sunday (8th August) at 8pm.