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Digging For Fire
Composer Daragh Dukes and Radio Producers Eoin O Kelly and Kevin Brew explore the nature of youthful creativity as they remember their participation in the Limerick band scene of the early 1990s.
Daragh and Kevin (formerly of the band They Do It With Mirrors) re-visit the tragicomedy of their London band years, while their friend Eoin (formerly of the band The Hitchers) shares in trying to understand the obsessive quest of youthful creativity.
With archive recordings from the time and a soundtrack that flits between indie guitar and electronica, Digging for Fire celebrates creative potential, especially that fiery, untutored, childlike creativity we need to protect as the adult world encroaches.
Written & Produced by Daragh Dukes, Eoin O Kelly and Kevin Brew.
Original Score, Sound Design and Edit by Daragh Dukes.
Additional music by Kevin Brew.
Sound Supervision: Ruth Kennington
With contributors Joanne Betty Conlon, Colm O'Callaghan, George and Pauline Brew, Frances Barry-Ryan, Keith Cullen, Kieran McConville and Estelle Robin You.
Recordings of They Do It With Mirrors feature Damian Clifford (Drums), Ger Fitzgerald (Bass) and Shane Collins (Bass). Music released on Setanta Records.
With special thanks to Jan Ní Fhlanagáin.
Adapted from the team’s live event at Hearsay International Audio Arts Festival. (April 2019)
Digging For Fire was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee.