Archive for March, 2017

I’ve been writing the music for my next poetry and music collection Ctrl/Alt/Delete for a little while now, though work, house-hunting and life in general often gets in the way of major artistic projects like these. The collection has been going slowly- the book is written and ready to be unleashed, but the album has a long way to go. However, an approaching new week is the perfect opportunity for a fresh start, and I am wreaking havoc, from tomorrow onwards, on Ctrl/Alt/Delete. The album won’t be exclusively punk-poetry- like Barbed-Wire Cage it will have more eclectic leanings- and will also incorporate acoustic, classical, ska and reggae vibes. Tonight I knuckled down and got serious- and here is the end product. It’s a rough, unplugged and grainy rendition of my first finished punk-poem from the new collection, a piece written on the subject of cuts to the Irish mental health programme. Introducing….A Long Way to Fall!

 

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I’m truly delighted to have my short story ‘On the Third Day’ published alongside many awesome writers in the newest volume of A New Ulster magazine. ‘On the Third Day’ was written on cross-border tensions and violence, and if you do check it out, I hope you enjoy it.