IMRO and IASCA (Irish Association of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) hosted a series of public interviews and live performances at our headquarters in Copyright House on Friday night to celebrate this year’s Culture Night.
We were privileged to be joined on the night by songwriters Mick Hanly, Sonny Condell, Luán Parle, James Vincent McMorrow, who had just arrived back from LA, and Thomas Walsh, as well as members of Codes and Fight Like Apes, who each provided a valuable insight into their songwriting and experiences as musicians for the audience. Fight Like Apes were presented with an award by IMRO in recognition of their achievement of reaching Number 1 in the Irish Independent Artist Album Charts. Guests on the night were also treated to some acoustic performances by the interviewees, as well as a set by trad group, Dílse.
Big thanks to Celina Murphy, Colm O’Hare, Roisin Dwyer and all at HotPress (www.hotpress.com), Derek Copley, Conor O’Hara, Robert Heuston and all at Irish Music Magazine (www.irishmusicmagazine.com), and Phil Udell, Julien Clancy, Alessio Michelini and all at State.ie (www.state.ie).
Check out future editions of Irish Music Magazine and HotPress for more on the night’s interviews. State.ie will feature three of the interviews in an upcoming podcast. In the meantime, see http://www.state.ie/2010/09/news/state-imro-culture-night-in-photos/for some photos of the night’s events.