Aughrim, County Wicklow.
Local boy Jack Siron (with his dog Moby) in the forest in Aughrim which inspires his own artwork and stories, launches the Dublin Book Festival’s new online series Departures which explores the influence of landscape on the work of some well known Irish writers…
…including Mike McCormack, Billy O’Callaghan, Michael Fewer, Alice Taylor, Jane Clarke and Alice Kinsella, and musicians such as Cormac Mac Diarmada, Ruth Clinton, Anna Mieke, Jack O’Rourke and Aisling Fitzpatrick.
Presented by Manchán Magan, Dublin Book Festival’s Departures premieres for free on July 6 (booking required at link below).
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National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Author Jessica Traynor and actor Stephen Rea (looking very well for a man of 73, in fairness) at the launch of Dublin Book Festival from November 14-17 with over 60 events, includeingthe launch of Correspondences: An Anthology to Call for an End to Direct Provision edited by Stephen and, Jessica a special evening of conversation and performance with writer Pat McCabe and an “afternoon of laughs” with Colm O’Regan & Bernard O’Shea
Dublin Book Festival 2019
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On Saturday November 12, as part of the Dublin Book Festival, 2fm DJ Dan Hegarty, author of Buried Treasure Vol 2: Overlooked, Forgotten and Uncrowned Albums (Liberties Press) will be joined by Cormac Battle (vocalist with Kerbdog and DJ on 2fm), Bronagh Gallagher (singer and actress), RTÉ Radio Producer Ian Wilson, and journalist and author Tony Clayton-Lea for a night of underrated long players at the Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin.
Yesterday, to celebrate, we asked you to choose your favourite overlooked/forgotten/uncrowned album.
There could be only one winner.
Leopold Gloom wins a pair of tickets to see Buried Treasure with this
rambling excellent contribution:
My favourite forgotten/overlooked/uncrowned album is My Computer – No CV. They were then and still now a massively unheard of band. But for a few 2-3 line reviews I’d read in a couple of magazines at the time I’d have missed them completely.
It got some decent reviews, and it had John Leckie on board producing so I hunted it down. It was mad swirling, cacophony of sounds that feels like its been diligently stitched together with great care and precision but equally at times like it’s been cobbled in a shed in Manchester (which it at times was)
I listen to it thinking I’m the only person who knows this album. I gave it to a friend years ago and he loved it and failed to get it back. I spotted it in Tower in the bargain bin years later and bought it instantly. We may be the only 2 who ever bothered listening to it on these shores, and we’ve since fallen out but the album is still bloody brilliant.
Here’s the long, bewildering Boy I Used to Be (Listen carefully for a dog after 2/3 minutes)
Buried Treasure: Overlooked Forgotten And Uncrowned Albums
Yesterday: Here Be Treasure
Are you a muso with a rare album fetish?
I know you don’t usually do this, but we at Dublin Book Festival would love to offer a pair of tickets to your readers, for the event Buried Treasure: Overlooked, Forgotten and Uncrowned albums at the Smock Alley Theatre on Saturday, November 10/
2fm DJ Dan Hegarty, who is the author of Buried Treasure Vol 2: Overlooked, Forgotten and Uncrowned Albums (Liberties Press) collaborates with dozens of pop culture icons to create a book that explores hidden gems in the music industry.
Her will be joined by Cormac Battle (vocalist with Kerbdog and DJ on 2fm), Bronagh Gallagher (singer and actress), RTÉ Radio Producer Ian Wilson, and journalist and author Tony Clayton-Lea…
To enter, just tell us what is YOUR favourite forgotten/overlooke/uncrowned album and why?
Lines MUST close at MIDNIGHT
Buried Treasure: Overlooked, Forgotten and Uncrowned Albums