Kilkenny-based musician Davey Long has returned with his new track, Flesh & Blood. We asked him the BIG questions . . .

In a year that has seen catastrophic changes to our environment, Long wrote the new song about the ongoing climate crisis.

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Flesh & Blood features Dave Gough on bass, Rob Larkin on keys, Shane O'Dwyer, and Eoin Drennan on guitar and James Delahunty on synth and is one of three singles from Long’s upcoming debut album, Eitilt, which also features contributions from Kealan Kenny and Sara Ryan, amongst others.

Long has appeared on several distinguished albums including Celtic Woman’s Grammy-nominated Destiny and The Fundamentals’ Past and Present Collide. He has toured extensively with The Kilkennys and his song, Lampedusa, has been featured by the charity Open Arms in

Tell us three things about yourself?

I am a Kilkenny based songwriter/drummer/singer. I am a Dad to three young kids. I am a big fan of chocolate.

How would you describe your music?

My music could be described as folk rock, simple melodies that start on piano and guitar. As a drummer I usually end up using live drums on everything.

Who are your musical inspirations?

My musical inspirations are singing drummers. I love Levon Helm and Karen Carpenter. And also songwriters - Neil Young, Ron Sexsmith, Tom Petty, U2, Gaz Coombes, John Prine, Gemma Hayes, the list goes on!

What are you most looking forward to post-lockdown?

Post-lockdown I am most looking forward to taking my family to Southern France for a summer sun holiday. I am looking forward to being in Dublin airport, watching the runway planes from Departures . . . waiting to get away to the sun.

What’s your favourite song right now?

Right now, my favourite song is Best Days on Earth by Trashcan Sinatras. It has a beautiful mood to it.

Favourite lyric of all time?

My favourite lyric of all time is from the pen of John Prine and his song Sam Stone: "Little pitchers have big ears, Don't stop to count the years, Sweet songs never last too long on broken radios."

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life what would it be?

Is It Like Today? by World Party.

Where can people find your music/more information?

People can find my and music on Spotify, Soundcloud, and Bandcamp. I’m also on Instagram and Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.