I come to you today bearing videos and photos from a dream. A dream in which this happened. A packed room full of beautifully attentive people gathered together in a gallery in Soho a few weeks ago and together we shared the first performance of my new show, Songs For People I Will Never See Again. This show is the fruition of a lot of work, truth be told. It feels like an amazing journey I’m taking. Ross and I worked intensely the night before the performance, editing the video for No One Owns It, but these photos took a few years to accumulate. That song finished the show. My Lagan Love came at a quiet point, earlier.
And here are a variety of funny faces I made during the show.
We’re playing at Freddy’s tomorrow night, June 16th for the Freddy’s Bloomsday party. Bloomsday is the date on which Mister Joyce’s Ulysses takes place, it is usually celebrated in a variety of fun ways in Dublin. We’ll be doing a Brooklyn version, the whole evening is going to be a blast. I’ll be reading a few short extracts from Ulysses (and probably from Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman too) and singing to wake The Dead. Lots of other bands will be playing throughout the night, including the Highland Shatners at 9pm. We take the stage at 10. And it’s free, free, all free.
And then next Thursday June 21st we’ll be playing at the Make Music NY Festival! The festival happens on the summer solstice, filling the five boroughs of New York city with music in all sorts of unlikely locations. We are thrilled to be performing this year in Washington Square Park on a (hopefully) sunny afternoon in June. Come have lunch with us!
We are the guests of Songwriter’s Beat and Solar Punch and we be performing on completely solar-powered gear. Solar Punch play at noon, We’ll be on at 12.30 pm, and the music continues throughout the afternoon. Bring a packed lunch and we’ll try to go easy on your digestion.
Cheers m’dears from Lucy HQ.
June 16th, 10 pm
Freddy’s Bloomsday party at Freddy’s Bar
627 Fifth ave, between 17th and 18th st.
SUBWAY: R to Prospect Ave
BUS: to 17th st
June 21st, 12.30 pm in the afternoon
Make Music NY Festival 2012
Washington Square Park, New York NY 10003