January 12, 2007

Poetry Recording from Desmond Swords

Writing about web page http://www.irishpoetry.blogspot.com/

I have an 8 minute recording I made with material from the first poetry
gathering at Monster Truck Art Gallery on Francis Street in July last year, when Vermont poet Namaya was the guest. It is a montage I created by cutting up full poems and stringing voice-snippets reading verse of between 10 – 25 seconds long together. They alternate man-woman-man-woman etc, and with a song by Damien Davies in the middle.

Davies was the original musical godfather from the International Bar scene which produced Paddy Casey and Damien Dempsey, but stardom eluded him as he isn’t as photogenic as the aforementioned two, but has – some claim – the better songs. He is awesome live, with a very powerful voice and well worth a listen.

The order of voices are Orla Martin – Namaya – Shirley McClure – PJ Brady – Orla Martin – Gareth Murphy – Alva D’Arcy – Namaya – Orla Martin – GarethMurphy – Clodagh Maynan – Damien Davies – Desmond Swords – Orla Martin – Michael O’Leary – Shirley McClure – PJ Brady – Orla Martin – Gareth Murphy – Shirley McClure – Namaya – Shirley McClure – Desmond Swords – Orla Martin – Rob McKenna – Orla Martin – Rob McKenna – Orla Martin – Michael O’Leary -

Go to the link and download it. It is 24 MB and will take 20 minutes to
download at 20kbs, less as the kbs transfer rate increases.


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