- 29 Aug 23
The release comes ahead of the publication of Real to Reel: Garech Browne & Claddagh Records this September.
Claddagh Records have shared a playful animated video and an original poem ‘One Night in Luggala’, set to Paddy Moloney and Sean Potts’ ‘Port na bPucaí’ from 1974.
The animation, said to be inspired by John Boorman’s film I Dreamt I Woke Up, was created by Bárbara Oliveira & Cian Hughes.
The pair also produced the videos that accompanied Claddagh Records’ chart-leading 2022 release Patrick Kavanagh… Almost Everything, which featured Liam Neeson reading ‘Memory of My Father’, Jessie Buckley reading ‘Epic’ and President Michael D. Higgins reading ‘Stony Grey Soil’.
The animated short comes ahead of the publication of Real to Reel: Garech Browne & Claddagh Records on 29 September- a new large-format hardback book together with a vinyl box set celebrating the life of Guinness heir Garech Browne, and his quest to preserve Ireland’s musical and spoken-word heritage with Claddagh Records.
The book features contributions from President Michael D. Higgins, Bono, Browne’s housekeeper Margaret Traynor, his librarian Mary Hayes, friends Anthony Palliser, Tara MacGowran and Mary Finnegan, among others.
The 228-page hardback is accompanied by Masters of Their Craft, the Claddagh Collection LP, presenting 17 remastered tracks from the label's rich catalogue, including a never-before-released poem from Pulitzer Prize For Poetry and T.S. Eliot Prize-winning poet, Paul Muldoon.
Real To Reel: Garech Browne & Claddagh Records will be available from claddaghrecords.com and selected bookstores from 29 September 2023.