At the moment the best books I’m reading are children’s bedtime stories. We’re currently reading the Alfie short stories by Shirley Hughes, alongside Hans and Matilda by Yoko Shima, and Shh! We Have A Plan by Chris Haughton.
The last film I saw was a pretty strange film from the 1930’s shot in Ireland called Some Say Chance. Myself and the very talented bass player Caimin Gilmore were scoring music to the film as part of the Carlow Arts Festival.
I went to see a pretty good art exhibition at my nephew’s school recently. It was actually amazing to see such imagination and talent.
I’ve been listening to a lot of Jimi Hendrix recently. The small person in our house seems to very much like the electric guitar.
I would buy a Steinway Grand piano and build a venue in Dublin to house it. Actually, many pianos and many venues. Gig venues in Dublin with a good piano are few and far between.
I vividly remember watching The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover. Even though I was a teenager at the time the imagery from the film has always been clear in my mind.
I don’t have a TV at home but like to get stuck into box sets. I’m about to watch the last episode of the BBC/RTÉ series Paula and have been intermittently watching The Detour, American Gods and Orphan Black.
I’m working my way through the Q2 podcast Meet the Composer.
Bach, Ella Fitzgerald and Jimi Hendrix.
I would like to portal forward (for just for a few hours) to the next century and see where things have progressed.
People working behind the scenes in charitable organisations.
My first decree would be to add an extra day to the week. A second Sunday would be the best!