Men Without Names makes a name for itself

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Posted on: 7th July, 2014

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

Men Without Names is a collaborative music and words project by Clonakilty residents Adrian Boyle and Joseph Horgan. Adrian is a well-respected multi-instrumentalist raised in the heart of traditional music and Joseph is a poet, writer and journalist who has previously been awarded the Patrick Kavanagh Award, an Arts Council Bursary and been shortlisted for a Hennessy Award. Between them they have written and recorded the first of many planned projects under the Men Without Names umbrella, the self-titled CD Men Without Names.

The CD seeks through spoken word and music to explore the fact of Irish emigration as a lived experience and has been performed to appreciative and emotional audiences. It was recently launched at Listowel Writers’ Week. On July 28, Men Without Names will be appearing at the Skibbereen Arts Festival at the wonderful Abbeystrewry Church. Appearing on the CD and at the festival will be the other contributors to the work, the voices of Mike Crowley and Una Fitzgerald, the musicians Antje Guest and Ray Boyle. Antje Guest also arranged some of the tracks on the CD.

Men Without Names is very much a creative collaboration that incorporates at its heart the idea that art should be inclusive and an act of solidarity. The live performances of the CD so far, in Schull, Clonakilty, Cork city and Listowel have seen audiences deeply moved by the work and it is expected that further performances, including invitations to perform in Paris and London, will further enhance Men Without Name’s reputation. The appearance in Skibbereen at the wonderfully atmospheric Abbeystrewery Church will be a great opportunity to hear the work and purchase the CD.

The CD, with gorgeous art work by Joanne Ni Bhaoill was part funded by Cork Co Council Arts department and by a generously supported Fundit campaign.

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