Hi Irish Rail, this is disgraceful. People wedged into the 7.15am Westport-Heuston service. Standing room only from Athlone onwards. We’ve just passed Tullamore and this train is dangerously overcrowded, and we still have another few stations to stop at before Heuston. 👎🏼
A one-shot music video for ‘Paramour’ by Scottish composer Anna Meredith created by Ewan Jones Morris in which a camera mounted on a model train speeds around a series of rooms filled with ingenious props.
Une Tete Disparait – a short by French director Franck Dion that explores the difficult subject of dementia (with no little elegance and empathy) though the story of a train journey to the seaside taken by the elderly protagonist, Jacqueline.
You may remember from a few years ago a video of a fella dancing on a table on the train to Galway.
I was one of the musicians playing that day and we all enjoyed the little bit of attention the video got at that time.
We wondered at the time, with all the hits on YouTube and Facebook how much money the video was making for the person who uploaded it.
Well, we found out..
A couple of years ago, we heard from Tanya (uploader) when she reached out to Neil (dancer) on Facebook:
“Hi Gary & Neil – I hope all is well with you and the crazies from the train?! Just a quick message to let you know that I got an email from Storyful who have signed up the Irish Dancing video. I have been getting literally pennies every month for views for the last few years…BUT this month I got a statement and somebody has paid €240 for ‘individual licensed sales’!!
I’m not sure what this means but probably a TV company. I now have built up €254 in the account and wanted to know if you guys had a charity in mind that you would like it donated to? Personally I’m a ‘Medecins Sans Frontieres’ woman but if you have some special charity – I can hand over the dosh”
How sound is that!?
We directed her to Laura Lynn that time..
Now, we just got another message from her the other day:
“Hi lads! Hope all well with you and you had a fabulous summer! I have been getting regular account statements regarding the ‘Irish dancing on the train to Galway’ video and since the last big one it’s just been pennies.
I missed the July statement and have only just noticed a royalties payment of €258!! It should be in my account in the next few days if you want to designate charity – I would be delighted to donate the dosh”
So, we (the musicians and dancer) would like to call out Tanya for her complete acts of soundness over the last few years..
Maybe a few more eyeballs on the video, will get a few more pennies to charity.
Train Carriages heading for the Glamping site in Enniscrone [Co Sligo]. The same lad that brought the plane down along the west coast. There were three railway carriages in convoy last night which came from England on three low loaders, left Dublin Port last night heading for Sligo….