Published on May 9th, 2009 | by darraghdoyle14
So far so good, like: Interview with John Spillane
John Spillane: musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, dreamer and Corkman…
He was a pleasure to interview today. Actually to be honest, it’s much more of a casual chat. I don’t know which of us spoke more – hopefully him! I met him before his gig at Tower Records, Dublin where he’s promoting the release of his new album, So Far So Good, Like: The Best Of.
After the soundcheck and before the gig we headed to a back room in Tower Records where on a small digital camera I recorded the interview. We talked for a good 20 minutes, including questions from the folk on twitter this morning – thank you all. We spoke about Cork, Senegal, RnaG, opera, accents, music and more.
You Tube will only allow ten minute clips so here’s the interview in two parts:
I’ve uploaded videos of his performance today and you can see those here.
The Senegal video I spoke about in the second part is here – watch the reaction of the children around the place!
A huge thank you to Paula from EMI Music and Lorcan, John’s manager, for helping arrange the interview, to Tower Records for the space and of course to John himself for being so great to talk with and listen to.