The Spirit of Folk festival is a totally unique concept for Ireland. It's aim is to celebrate folk arts, folk crafts, folk games, folk spirituality, folk lore, folk philosophy as well as being a fundraising initiative for the Oaktree Charitable Trust. The Spirit of Folk festival is a two-day, family friendly festival running from 23-25 September in the stunning grounds of Dunderry Park, Co Meath.
From Saturday 13th to Friday 19th August I'll be profiling some of the bands on the bill as well as having a Competition for two weekend passes up for grabs on Friday.
Today the focus is on Seamus Fogarty!
Mayo man Seamus Fogarty has an interest in "writing songs about eating cake with Phil Collins" according to his Facebook page. [I really like the idea of Phil Collins' fans finding this page through a Phil search on Elbo.ws or something!].
The electronic folk music that Seamus writes is very atmospheric, relaxing and in many cases quite charming. I've been listening to his songs on Soundcloud this morning and I'm really interested in how they'll sound live.
Hesitation by seamus fogarty
My favourite tune on Soundcloud is this funny folk tale on having a number one hit!
Number 1 band version rough mix by seamus fogarty
Myles O' Reilly recorded this wonderful video of Seamus Fogarty performing at the Homegame festival in Scotland in 2010. Like all of Myles O'Reilly videos it's well worth a look!