Greetings from the Ocean Bed
March 22nd 2014.
Welcome to Spring...... It is beautifully sunny but
still sort-of freezing-cold--in-the-wind here (Dublin)
....feels like Spring as Sprung though....lovely.......it
was a long winter.
How are you all? I am really sorry but there have been
too many emails in to us over the past while, to be
able to respond to them all personally , if I tried
to do that, I would NEVER see my children, but KK and
I both really do appreciate them
One thing that kept coming up in your requests was the
possibility of a live album....... Something that was
an ACTUAL replica of the gigs............SING was fairly
stripped down as our albums go , but of course there
are contributions from other singers and players and
I couldn't resist the odd harmony ........more and more,
the gig-going among you asked for a version of exactly
what they had just heard
TA-DAH........ MARIA LIVE IS BORN TODAY!
We worked on something for our Swiss tour in January
then came home did some more work (I use the word *work*
very lightly with regard to my own efforts on this project.....in
fairness, KK did it all and I swanned in every so often
for a listen)
It is beautiful though, and COMPLETELY LIVE! MISTAKES
I know I don't have quite as many followers as Beyonce
........but in the spirit of *no advance warning whatsoever*
feel free to go ahead and BREAK TWITTER (or FB if that's
your thing) in telling the world about it!
We would love it to travel as far as possible.
We will do a show in Dublin I think (looks like May)
and a couple in the US in early May so u can hear it
all again , and we'll be trying out a couple of new
songs then too. We have just started work on new stuff......as
you know it takes me a while.......excited though, VERY.
One of the most amazing people in the world, ever,
passed away last month. He was a friend , a mentor of
sorts for me , the inspiration for the song SWOON and
so much more. His name is Patrick Scott and if you are
not aware of his beautiful work you can see it on the
homepage of my website. If you're in Ireland there is
a retrospective of his work currently showing in IMMA
in Dublin and VISUAL in Carlow.
I miss him
We have a spoken word album that is almost ready....a
new thing for us......Lorca's poetry accompanied by
an instrumental soundtrack composed by KK. I'll give
you a sneak preview when it's readier.....
I'll be talking in one of the Banters during the Cúirt
festival in Galway and doing a reading in Dublin for
the UNESCO night of Literature in May.
For anyone interested in more live stuff we will be
on the radio next week to promote MARIA LIVE .... Pat
Kenny on Thurs. and Miriam O Callaghan on Sun , and
we were on IMEALL last night on TG4 (you can get it
on the player)
Other things too in-the-making but too raw yet to be
writing about, More info when a bit-further on.
I will love you and leave you for now.
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