Friends, The Revelator Orchestra are excited to announce our first Dublin headline gig at the Workman’s Club on Sunday April 13th. To mark the event we’re putting online a live performance video for the track Isaac Miller, a taster from our forthcoming album and show The Brotherhood of the Flood.
To all the good Dublin folk we’ve performed with, recorded with, roadied for, written about, interviewed, produced, drank and consorted with over the past two decades: come on down – we’d love to see you there!
I was fortunate enough to read Conor Creighton’s novel Saint Frank in manuscript form a couple of years ago. Delighted to see it released on Kindle today. Take a look here:
Here’s one from the crypt. Myself and The Big Mac and his mate Stephen cooked up a wee promo video for my first book John the Revelator back in January 2009. The two lads shot it on zero budget, using chewing gum, string, a fireplace and some old curtains. Neil Gaiman was kind enough to post a link to it on his blog and it jumped about 6000 views overnight. It cracked us up when we read mention in reviews about The Might Of Faber’s Publicity Machine being applied to the book.
Here it is, having since logged some 70,000 views:
J the R promo
For the benefit of our French brethren: La Riviere d’Enoch O’ Reilly will be published by Calmann-Levy, March 12th. Check out a translated extract here:
Just did a wee bio for Com Mac Con Iomaire’s gleaming new website. Check it out here: Colm Mac Con Iomaire bio
“Shamans frequently encounter androgynous and bisexual beings and spirit guides in their initiation journeys. They play a key role in the drastic reorganization of categories that shatters the shaman’s old perception of reality and opens him or her to the multiple dimensions of existence. Along these same lines, gender ambiguity frequently characterizes many shamans who themselves were gay or lesbian. Homosexuality and androgyny create a liminal status that helps to legitimize the shaman as interpreter and go-between on both social and spiritual levels. In Siberia a gay male shaman was called “a soft man being.” In Native American communities, a young man who showed an interest in women’s activities, cross-dressed, and adopted feminine behaviour often became a spiritual leader or healer, his decision reinforced by encouraging dreams and vision quests.”
from Fire in the Head: Shamanism and the Celtic Spirit, by Tom Cowan.
Margaretta D’Arcy, peace activist, film-maker and member of Aosdána, has been jailed for three months in Limerick Prison in relation to protests over US military use of Shannon Airport. She is 79 years old and in frail health.
Limerick is this year’s City of Culture.
… is the title of the prose poem written for but expunged from the final draft of Shall We Gather at the River. I’m happy to report it’s found a home in The Scaldy Detail 2013, the new anthology published by Scallta Media, edited by Maggie Breen. The book will be launched at the Presentation Centre on February 6th. Details here:
Scallta Media Online
Egad! A very elegant review of The River & Enoch O’Reilly at the Tzer Island Book Blog:
The River & Enoch at Tzer Island