- 07 Oct 20
Take a look at the new project from the Waterford poet below.
Following the release of his debut single, 'My Father's Clouds', earlier this year, Tadhg Williams has returned with a moving spoken word piece, 'The Story of Me and Them (In Three Parts)'. Exploring the Waterford poet's relationship with his grandparents, the project features music from acclaimed folk artist Matt McGinn – tipped as one of the Hot Press 'Hot For 2020' Irish acts.
"I love writing about people and communities," Tadhg reflects. "Writing a song or a poem for someone is a very special thing. After 'My Father's Clouds' did well I started thinking about other ways to write about my family, those closest to me. I was keen to explore my relationship with my grandparents over time, as I've grown up, and their relationship with each other."
Over the last few years, Tadhg has emerged as a compelling force on the Irish music scene – following sold-out headliners in Dublin and Waterford and high-profile support slots for Glen Hansard, David Keenan, Rozi Plain and Fields. As a poet, he has also performed alongside the likes of Emmet Kirwan, Sasha Terfous, Stephen James Smith and Natalya O'Flaherty.
Tadhg describes Matt McGinn, his collaborator on 'The Story of Me and Them (In Three Parts)', as one of his "favourite songwriters".
"I met him at All Together Now a couple of years ago with Stevie Scullion (Malojian)," he continues. "After listening to his then latest album, End of the Common Man, I totally fell in love with his music. Matt is one of these artists that has a really special view of the world and I think I share that with him. It is honestly such a thrill to be working with a man I admire so much."
"I found myself relating to so many different parts of this spoken piece once I heard it," Matt adds. "Maybe that's the reason why the music came so naturally. It was lovely to work on."
Take a look at the video for 'The Story of Me and Them (In Three Parts)' below: