- 14 Apr 16
Damo Dempsey's typically stirring new album takes inspiration from the 1916 Rising. He talks history and the current state of the nation with Olaf Tyaranansen
On his new album Dempsey says:
"It's kind of about the 1916 Rising and the Centenary," he explains, "It's something a bit different. it gives fans something to sink their teeth into while their waiting on the next big one. So I'll see how it goes and if it gets people talking and thinking about 1916, and what the people who fought had envisioned for Ireland that would be great."
While he has a lot of reservations about the current state of this Republic, Dempsey remains resolutely proud of being Irish.
"Well I was very proud of the Irish people last year, the way they voted for same-sex marriage," he says. "I think that was a huge thing. I didn't know if that was gonna happen, so that was a huge thing for equality. Then with the water charges, the huge percentage of people refusing to pay the water bills...that's really after fucking the government up. They can't bring us all to court!"
In the new issue of Hot Press, Damien also talks about his upbringing, his psychic sixth sense and spirituality.
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