Clare-based multidisciplinary artist and musician Laura Mulcahy has released her new song, The Ballad of Lucy Sands. We asked her the BIG questions . . .
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The second single from her third studio album, Sub Nubibus Margarita, the song has been compared to the work of Virginia Astley and Gorecki's Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs, and is the title track of a forthcoming film about Lucy Sands, a young Irish girl who was murdered in 1880s Cumbria.
Tell us three things about yourself?
I am an introvert by nature.
I do not like meanness.
I could not stand chocolate until I had my children. The cravings during pregnancy were so bad, I would have eaten chocolate out of the bin.
How would you describe your music?
I draw from my environment to create a multi-layered sonic landscape I feel best communicates with the world around me.
Who are your musical inspirations?
I grew up in a classical music house, listening to artists like Stephan Grappelli, Django Reinhardt, Yussi Bjorling, Geraldine O'Grady, Ezio Pinza, and my father taped Tommy O'Brien's show on the radio all the time. I still have the cassettes. I'm sure all this music filtered into my bones.
How are you occupying yourself during the coronavirus lockdown?
I am busy writing, recording my beloved music, making music videos, planning the recording of an online event for Seachtain Na Gaeilge I was recently contacted to do, knitting and crocheting beautiful things for beautiful people, minding my mother, minding my children and trying to keep the house clean.
What’s your favourite song right now?
Anderson Paak - Come Down.
Favourite lyric of all time?
'It took me fifty long years just to work out, That because I was angry didn't mean I was right' - Jackie Leven, Classic Northern Diversions.
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life what would it be?
Mali Music (Damon Albarn) - Tennessee Hotel.
Where can people find your music/more information?
I have an extensive library of music videos on YouTube, available to the public and for free.
You can connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and my website.