City Of Culture ‘Resonate’ award


I’m rather surprised to report that the song ‘My Love’ has been voted the best track in the UK City Of Culture 2013 (Derry~Londonderry) ‘Resonate’ competition, organised by The Nerve Centre in association with Blast Furnace, funded by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to capture the musical talent, energy and spirit of Derry during the UK City of Culture 2013 (to quote the blurb!).

For the full story, and some quotes attributed to me which I never said(!), read this article from The Derry Journal.

Here’s me getting one of those cool oversized cheques as a prize. I also get to re-record the track in a proper studio, which will then be released on the ‘Resonate Album Of The Year’. All good. And thanks to the judges. You’re all extremely good looking and have great taste.

Joe Carlin (Nerve Centre), Me, Ruairi O’Kane (National Lottery).

And here’s me with the lady who inspired the song, my love and my wife Blathnaid Leonard. Warm like the rain and I’m glad.

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Photographs by Lorcan Doherty.

A 4-track EP containing the track ‘My Love’ is available HERE.