This is a slight departure on my usual Sunday Spotlight as, this week, I feature another songwriter’s song. In The City is the work of my good friend Nigel Coleman, a singer-songwriter from Co. Tipperary. From the moment I first heard this song, I loved the atmosphere and images it conjured up in my head. I tagged it on at the end of my recording time during the day I spent at Shay’s Studio in 2005 – a quickie cover to see what it might sound like. You can listen to this interpretation below alongside Nigel’s own recording which appeared on his Highway to the Sky EP in 2004.
Nigel and me at the Performing Arts Centre, UL (March 2009)
In April 2009 a few of the regulars at the SAMS sessions in Scariff got together to prepare a set for the Iniscealtra Festival of the Arts in Mountshannon, Co. Clare on Sunday 31 May 2009. Thanks to Phil Brown we have a video recording of our rendition of the Brad Pitt Light Orchestra song Talking To Yourself. Read more…