MFLL is looking forward to discovering new acoustic music in a venue that is also new to us. Intimate acoustic music in a church rarely disappoints. We particularly love candlelit St Pancras Old Church and Union Chapel in Islington is also tops for live music, both during the day and into the evening.
Roisin O, the Irish singer and songwriter is currently in London working on a new single and her upcoming second album. The sister of Danny O’Reilly, the front man of The Coronas, and the daughter of Mary Black, Roisin has grown up deeply immersed in Irish music...She knows her stuff and what she likes.
'This amazing album first came out in 2003, but it wasn't until a year or two later that I stumbled across it in one of my brother’s old CD collections. It's a brilliant album that I had sort of forgotten about over the years until a friend played it for me when I was down in Dingle last week.
"West Of Her Spine" is this brilliant happy love song, with some really beautiful imagery of the person the singer loves and the place he loves being most;
"See how her hair spills over,
Like frayed ends of twine,
All wild and wrapped around her,
Like these wandering arms of mine,
Well I hope they find a soft spot,
Where I can lie for a while, Just south of her shoulder,
"A long-standing live favourite in Villagers' shows, 'Cecelia' has finally been committed to tape. Indeed, more than a simple music video, it slowly took the shape of a short film by animator extraordinaire, Adrien Merigeau.
Bombino is one of the artists performing at the 12 th London African Music Festival. Spanning 10 days, happening at various venues around the city, the line up looks amazing and the venues are among my favourites. A festival well worth seeking out. I defy anyone to sit still!
"Seddik is a London based musician from Algeria, He is a multi Instrumentalist and music composer and he has the groove...."
Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:
Seddik is one of the musicians performing at the 12 th London African Music Festival. Spanning 10 days, happening at various venues around the city, the line up looks amazing and the venues are among my favourites. A festival well worth seeking out. I defy anyone to sit still!