In 2016 the very exciting undertaking of recording my debut album began with Declan O’Rourke as co-producer. Together with jazz drummer Conor Guilfoyle, some of the finest musicians were put together for the project. Jay Wilson on piano, with bassist
Baz Rycraft, created a broad soundscape for the songs to inhabit. The added sweetness and spice of Palestinian vocalist
Ruba Shamshoum completed the picture.
Making videos for the album’s songs, with no budget, has been a challenge and one of the most rewarding collaborative endeavours I have ever been involved with. In many cases, former students took up the challenge creating in most cases their very first film making work. Also professionals whom I had met through the advertising and design world over the years were generous enough to give their time and expertise.
I am really happy with the collection and coming together of friendships and skills that they represent.
'Moondust' (Filmed by Trevor Hart, starring Malcolm Adams and Grace Kelley Fitzgerald. Edited by David Blake).
'Ladder to the Sun' (Directed by Susanne Bach and edited by Jaro Waldeck). 'Madeline' (Filmed and edited by Donal Moloney). 'Letter to Myself' (Filmed and edited by Ani Morton. Cast - Cliona Hurley Shine, Ailish O'Neill and Peter Rushe).
'Both of us Know' (A film by Conor English). 'My Last Flare' (Animated by Ali Greene)
The latest recording ‘Home’ has been produced by God is an Astronaut’s Torsten Kinsella and features Susan O’Neill on harmony vocals and Floriane Blancke on harp. The video, featuring the scraperboard technique, was animated by Ali Greene and written and directed by myself. After ‘Moondust’ it is my second attempt at directing.