- 16 Jun 21
Take a look at the specially commissioned film by Myles O’Reilly below.
To mark Bloomsday 2021, Scullion have shared a powerful reimagined version of 'The Fruit Smelling Shop' – set to a stunning film by Myles O’Reilly, as part of an initiative commissioned by the James Joyce Centre.
This collaborative film project features the words of James Joyce from Ulysses, set to music by Sonny Condell. The track originally featured on Scullion's self-titled debut album, released in 1979, on the iconic Irish label Mulligan. The legendary band's current line-up includes Sonny Condell, Philip King and Robbie Overson.
The new Bloomsday version of 'The Fruit Smelling Shop' features strings performed by Crash Ensemble, arranged by Gemma Doherty of Saint Sister. Doherty is also credited as a guest singer on the track. The track was recorded at The Clinic Recording Studios in Dublin by David Anthony Curley, and produced by Leon O'Neill.
The project forms part of the 2021 Bloomsday Festival – which celebrates Irish writer James Joyces and his iconic novel Ulysses, set in Dublin on June 16, 1904. The festival is once again going virtual this year, with online events taking place across the day. See bloomsdayfestival.ie for full details.
Take a look at the specially commissioned film by Myles O’Reilly below: