Two of Limerick's own are embarking on a mini tour together to promote their new releases – Mark O'Connor with "Robins Egg Blues" and Headgear with their new EP 'Flight Cases'.
Headgear is Daragh Dukes, a Dublin native currently living & recording in Limerick. "Flight Cases" is a collection of songs dealing with flight, flying & taking chances which examine "…the potential, or in some cases, actual leap of faith one needs in order to transcend the limitations of the human condition."
This is Headgear's third release, following 2002's "Where This Good Life Goes" & 2004's "Headgear" LP.
The AMC's Mark O'Connor is a veteran of the Limerick DIY scene, having played with Tooth, Golf & Moonboot. His latest work "…varies from dark guitar tsunamis of Lost in Translation, Vict and United Police States of America, to the unconditional love pop of Havana Airport, to the humour of Nu Lou DJ song and Gaypop anthem 2005 motherfucker, all quadrants of the creative universe are represented. The opener Carthago delenda est blues (with the 1st line of each verse repeated, qualifies as a blues song) is a calm, contemplative examination of the darkness from which this music comes. The closer Wind up affirms what each song hints at throughout; the victory of art and creation over what life can throw at you; victory over depression, defeat and even death."
Released on Mockery Records, Robin's Egg Blues comes packaged in 100% recycled cardboard.
11 May 2007 21:00 Trinity Rooms, Limerick
12 May 2007 21:45 McGarrigles, Sligo
14 May 2007 21:45 Cyprus Avenue, Cork
15 May 2007 20:00 Lavery's Bunker, Belfast
17 May 2007 20:30 Crawdaddy, Dublin
19 May 2007 21:00 The Sessions Club, Music Factory, Carlow