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Hannigan, up there with Ireland’s best contemporary singer-songwriters, is a perfect fit for Body & Soul. Along with her 2008 debut See Sew (still a fond memory), it’s likely that she will be previewing material from her eagerly anticipated forthcoming album. If for some reason you don’t get to see her at Body & Soul, Hannigan is undergoing a nationwide tour – but really, this is the time and the place. Handley and Andy Turner) handle electronic music the way a bomb disposal engineer holds a pair of wire cutters: carefully, full of due consideration and respect for the workings of something they inherently understand. When they’re not creating music that is equal measures glitchy and tuneful, they are remixing the likes of Björk, Goldfrapp and Red Snapper. Expect fave tunes to be performed, as well as snippets from their forthcoming album, Scintilli.
Grammy winner Perry (75), quite likely the oldest person at Body & Soul, is something of a legend in reggae and dub circles – he started his career selling records, and then went on to pioneer both reggae music and sampling. His mixingboard experiments, meanwhile, effectively created the sonic pushes, pulls, shoves and waves of dub. Perry has subsequently lent his skills to dubstep and beyond. Still a mover and shaker, and still a musician to be reckoned
with. Photographer Aoife Banville is a Body & Soul stalwart, and is a firm advocate of early photographic techniques such as pinhole cameras. This year she is creating the Inside Outside installation, which will transform a garden shed into a camera obscura, wherein the outside world is reflected on to the inside of the shed. All well and good, but Banville has a few tricks up her sleeve, so prepare to be surprised.