A sparkling celebration of Irish music & life that is itself a literary performance of the highest order. Each chapter takes the title of a traditional tune, and as in a session played by brilliant improvising musicians, each tune leads into another, melodies & variations weaving in & out in a haze of talk & memory. Carson’s inspired jumble of recording history, poetry, tall tales, & polemic captures the sound & vigor of a ruthlessly unsentimental music. A leading Irish poet who is also an accomplished flute player, he tells of his Belfast childhood, of learning to play music, of his travels in Ireland & America, of poteen, & pub life. “One of the most stunningly original books ever written about music, musician, & the lover of the gig.”
Postage is calculated at 10% of your order value, up to a maximum of £3.00. There is a free postage option at checkout if you are housebound/shielding, on low income, or need help with postage costs for any other reason. Your order will usually arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery prices and times to other countries may vary (prices calculated at checkout).