SEA­MUS FOGARTY The Cu­ri­ous Hand

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - LOUISE BRUTON

Sea­mus Fogarty is show­ing us the stamps on his pass­port. The Mayo man went to “play the fool in Lon­don”, as he re­counts on Short Bal­lad for a

Long Man, and work on build­ing sites in Chicago (Seems

Wher­ever), only to dream of hop­ping on the next train to Mex­ico. Wher­ever his ram­bling spirit takes him, there’s un­ease as some­thing in­side him is telling him to move on. From singing short of a war­ble to purely elec­tronic tracks that cling and clang (Tommy the Cat, fun­nily enough, has a squawk­ing tin whis­tle and pipes that will drive the dog in your life de­mented), The Cu­ri­ous Man isa trea­sure trove of noises and sto­ries from a man with plenty to say. Pull up a stool and lis­ten to him spin a yarn. sea­mus­fog­a­

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