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Down by the schoolhouse
At the corner of Mount Street Bridge
The crack of a bullet
Echoes from the surgeons’ college
And here by the canal
A silence descends like death
Little do some know
They’re about to draw their final breath

Fiach Moriarty and RTÉ Concert Orchestra – Mount Street Bridge

The inner monologue of a young English soldier “marching towards the gunfire of the 1916 Easter Rising”.

Filmed live in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin as part of the RTÉ Arena ‘Road to the Rising’ special.

Fiach Moriarty (Facebook)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD65CjW_P5A

Lullaybe by Fiach Moriarty who sez :

This is a one take/no edit video. Myself and Bob Kelly came up with this concept about a year ago in Hourican’s bar on Leeson St [Dublin] after a conversation about Samuel Beckett. We wanted to do something a bit different and challenging that would not be easily done.

Go on.

So we hatched a plan to learn a song backwards and from there it grew and developed. We then decided to make it a walking video and mapped out a route. The route involved getting lucky with traffic lights, cars and indeed human traffic and all in one take as well.

Splendid.

Please, continue

It also involved me walking backwards throughout. So what you see is the reverse of me walking and singing backwards, which makes me look (slightly) normal and everybody else in backwards mode? Lost? Thought so,

Watch the video and it will become clearer.We enlisted the help of Aoife Scott, Philip Graham, Trish Fitzpatrick, Marcus Lamb, Déaglán Mac Samhráin, Rebecca Flynn and Enda Reilly to help us achieve what you see here.

 

Blimey.

Thank you.

Cast in order of appearance:-
Fiach Moriarty – Himself
Busker – Enda Reilly
Photographing fan – Trish Fitzpatrick
Ferryman – Deaglán Mac Samhráin
Dancer – Rebecca Flynn
Businessman – Marcus Lamb
Crew:-
Steadycam Operator – Philip Graham
Best Boy Grip – Aoife Scott
Producer/Director – Bob Kelly
Song appears on debut album ‘So i’ recorded and produced by Keith Lawless in Studio 2 Kinsealy.
Vocals, Guitar & Piano: Fiach Moriarty
Keys: Keith Lawless
Upright Bass: Steve Mogerley