A Love Poem by The Leaving is the stunning new collaboration between poet and broadcaster Ciara Ní É and Donegal composer and songwriter Captain A (Eoghan Holland). It places the spoken word poetry of Ciara Ní É in the electronic pop/ambient setting that Captain A has been exploring for the past few months.
Ciara’s ‘A love poem by the leaving’ played over the tune I was working on and I was really struck by how Ciara’s delivery was sitting on the beat& decided to commit to setting it to music. Ciara says-‘In 2018 I was living in Philadelphia and was soon to return to Ireland when I began a new relationship with an American. It’s a strange feeling, knowing that your time somewhere or with someone will end on a specified day. For me it brought a different quality to the present, every fleeting moment was steeped in a beautiful sense of freedom.Eoghan Holland, Captain A