Roscommon Arts Center
Cruthú Arts Festival – Longford
The legacy of Love Longford Festival in 2013, Cruthú has grown to include pop-up galleries, street art, film, circus, traditional arts, theatre, community public arts projects as well as live music performances. Our programme showcases the work of local, national and international artists of all genres and provides opportunities to engage with the public in a variety of new and alternative performances.
I was delighted to be part of the Festival! Picture by me dear friend Louise Bligh
Featured Irish Movie Writing Home
"Funded by a string of international bestsellers – of dubious literary merit – Daniel Doran’s luxurious London life consists of parties, book launches, red carpet events, women and even bigger parties. When his estranged father falls ill, Daniel reluctantly returns home to the rural Irish village of Darlingford. In a small town with no room for celebrities, Daniel must suddenly face the reality of family politics, the old flame he walked out on and the friends and community he left behind. Now an outsider in the town he never felt part of, Daniel is determined to escape back to cosmopolitan London at the first opportunity. But, in a modern comedy about rediscovering your past, Daniel will soon learn that, while there’s no substitute for a good cup of coffee, there really is no place like home."
The Little Blue Room – Longford, August 2015.
Fundraiser for Nepal – Garden Party
Montreux Jazz Festival
EP “An overseas dream”
Featuring the following songs:
Com Que Roupa (By Noel Rosa): Noel Rosa was a Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitar/bandolim player. This song was his first song in string composition, made in 1931. Noel gave a new twist to Samba, combining its Afro-Brazilian roots with a more urban, witty language and making it a vehicle for ironic social commentary.
O Fruto (by B.Fachel): I made this song in 1999. The song is about the fruit of a tree that I created in my mind called Cajuá's tree and its fruit doesn't want to become mature and fall. It was a way to express the feeling about being young forever.
Vôo (by B.Fachel): Inspired by the book "Jonathan Living Seagull" a story. It's about freedom, learning and love - written by Richard Back. This is an instrumental song made in 2001. I also felt free to mix it with brazilian folk legends from the Amazon forest. This one in particular is about a bird called Uirapuru. The legend says - who hears this bird sing will be happy forever and he will make your wish become true. (The melody is a symbol of happiness.)
Samba de Chantel (by B.Fachel): The samba was created to show my compassion to a beautiful girl called Chantel, a dear friend who was suffering for love. Somehow, I had a connection with her in space time even though I was far away from her half around the globe. - 2013
Keep On Moving (by B.Fachel): This song describes the whole process of creation and to be an artist, human beings pursuing their dreams. You always need to 'keep on moving':) - 2014
Speech at Goldsmith Literature Festival
Neu Bar. Berlin, Germany
Recording at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin