Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 18:06 |
A Song written using an Uileann Piper's Drone played by Timmy Britten an American Piper hailing from Indiana and inspired by the arrival of Funghi the Dingle Dolphin. Martin had the pleasure of meeting up with an old friend Heathcote Williams Founder of The State of Frestonia, Actor in Derek Jarman Movies such as The Tempest and Poet who came to Dingle with Dolphin Expert Dr. Horace Dobbs and wrote a Long Poem "Falling for a Dolphin" about Funghi after spending weeks swimming with him every day. The Song "Sounds of Love" ries to capture the effect swimming with or associating with dolphins has on the human spirit. It was also a meditation on the Art of Communication and the healing effect swimming with Dolphins has on people with psychological difficulties and also physical difficulties.
Nearly Got Glassed is a Track from Martin A. Egan's Current Album "The Tune" . It was written in the early 90's following an Incident outside Trinity College when Martin was on one of his periodic Tours of Ireland and had just done aGig at the now defunct Venue The Beal Bocht (The Poor Mouth in Irish)
Footage from Martin A. Egan's Album Launch of his Current Album "The Tune" in Whelan's of Wexford Street Dublin on March 5th 2010. The Song Hand of God was written in West Kerry when Martin was living beside one of the oldest Pre Christian Burial Sites in the World today. A place named Kinard about 3 miles from Dingle Town.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 18:15 |
A Song affectionately known as The Gate Song by Fans and Writer respectively. Again written at Kinard in the Summer of 1989 Martin used to walk up to the Beach from his Friend Liam Murphy's House and listen to the sea and think. One windy Day he heard some very strange noises coming from behind him, strange but also melodic in a strange out of kilter fashion. After searching around trying to find out just where the noises were coming from he noticed a tubular FIve Bar Gate that the Side struts had fallen out of the supporting Side Bar leaving 5 holes in the hollow upright. The wind wasblowing through them and forming a type of Aeolian Flute and it was this which was making the dissonant but strangely cohesive Sounds. As Martin sat listening on the ditch beside the Gate a tune began to form in his head from the sounds. He ran about half a mile down the Hill with the tune on his head andsang it straight into a tape recorder and that was the genesis of This Time Round. The resultant Song "This Time Round" was later recorded by Tralee New Age Singer Mary O'Regan along with 3 more of Martin's Songs including the Title Track "Every Punch Needs a Kiss" which resulted in Mary and Martins Song being Nominated for the German Music Award (Folk Category)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 18:26 |
"The Tune" is the Video of the Eponymous Single from Martin A. Egan's Debut 2010 Album "The Tune". The wonderful Animation and Artwork was based on one of Martin's Paintings (See Gallery for examples) which was an attempt to put faces on still born Twins born in late August 1980 to my now ex-wife Aina Davis and myself in St Catherine's Hospital Tralee Co Kerry. All the Animated Artwork was by Lawrence Byrne, The Woman was played by Una O'Boaill a very Talented Singer in her own Right with Celtic Dance Band Hyperborea. Una is also a member of the Olympic Women's Chess Team and has written a Book on Chess "Ficheall" which is in fact a game played by Finn Mc-Cool and the Fianna and was different to the modern game of Chess but the word means Chess as well. Rory Harriington Directed the Video and it was produced my myself for my own Company Perfect Passion Productions..
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 18:32 |
Martin Anthony Egan The "Tune" Album Launch Whelan's March 05 2010 The Name of this Song is "Hand of God" and it was written when I was living in Dingle Co Kerry after the break-up of my Marriage and was an attempt on my part to combine a number of different things together the War to End all Wars from 1914 to 1918, a melding together of old Pagan Ideals with Christian Ideals. The Song was recorded live on Webmaster Sebastioan Chakowski's Mobile Phone. I love the almost silent Film Feeling off the Video. The Band at that time were Bryan O'Connell on Drums and Percussion, Martin Gruet on Double and Bowed Bass, Brian Conniffe on Multifarious Machinery and myself on various Implements of a metallic or percussive nature and Acoustic Guitar.