|Photo by Pete Heywood, Living Tradition Magazine|
A few personal favourites from the weekFor me as an audient the highlight has been seeing a young Dublin songwriter called Declan O'Rourke. I'm not sure that his recordings really capture what he's about - this is a video from the Transatlantic Sessions back in 2011. I love this song "Time Machine" .. we can never have enough friends.
On Wednesday night Kila were top of the bill - they have recently performed the soundtrack for the new children's animated movie - Song of the Sea - which everyone here is raving about … Here's the trailer for the US launch of it.
Kila are essentially a folk rock band - mixing African, Indian and Celtic rhythms and tunes. They're utterly brilliant in my opinion but they were far too loud for our small hall - my ears were still ringing two days later.
Here they are live at Dublin venue several years ago - this is one of their quieter numbers :) But I'd love to see them at a big outdoor event - I think they show up regularly at Glastonbury.