“…We lost the exact count, but this take was somewhere up in the high fifties or early sixties, after numerous days happily chasing it. There were probably lots of good versions but this was the right one, and the last one…”
MARRYING THE SEA ~
"There was only one place this song could go on the record, and with it, Kyabram is
book-ended by water. Various interpretations of the song’s meaning have been offered to me along the way. Most profess suicide. Would you like to hear my version?… ”
IN THE ZONE ~
“I had a very strong sense that returning to Galway, I was re-connecting with my
ancestral home. It was a very exciting time for me.”
“…the studio shared a boundary wall with the resting place of Raftery, the blind poet.
Years before, my Irish teacher, who often caught me drawing guitars on my books, told me I would "end up like Raftery... play’n music t’empty pockets.” I loved the omen, and felt this was my chance to prove ol’ Mr. Doodey wrong.
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