“Waking up is like getting a snowball of reality thrown in your face” – Féilim O’hAoláin
Galway’s sovereign prophet in residence, The Curly Organ, presents a very special Lockdown edition of our podcast Going Coastal.
The Curly Organ (AKA Donal McConnon) is a special kind of artist, as comfortable in the recording studio as in a field performing non-verbal musical conversations with strangers. Perhaps better known as a key component of the nationally-loved prog-folk outfit My Fellow Sponges, The Curly Organ has taken much of the spontaneous energy and genre-fusing acrobatics of that band and distilled them into a truly unique live experience – one in which he takes the audience gently by the hand and guides them calmly through a museum of human experiences, both the extreme and the banal.
Special thanks to Olive Waldron, Simon McGloughlin (The Flying Head), Aine Boin, Brian Vincent May, Richard McCurry, Rajdeep Sarkar, Marta Barcikowska, Paulter Kimball, Lara Foy, Emma O’Grady, Graham Keane, Elena Juzgado, Rafal Konopacki, Sorcha McCauley, Debbie Wright, Féilim O’hAoláin, Mark Graham, Conor Geoghegan, Finn O’Callaghan, Maria Auletta, Javier Clave, Kawbil (The Indian man from St. Nicholas’ Market), Eric Van Lente and Cecile Robin for their contributions.
Going Coastal is broadcast on Flirt Fm, BCRFM, RosFM, Wired Fm and Dublin Digital Radio.