08.10.2018 I Signed a Book Deal
What Kind? Photo-Poems
Publisher? Merrion Press/Irish Academic Press
Publishing date? October 2018
Formats? Hardback, Ebook, Audiobook
Pre-order? Yes. See below
How long? A year in the making
What about the music? Yes, records in production
Between seeing my daughter and son being brought into the world, changing a lot of nappies in the mustard factory and chronic migraine pain, brought on, in part, by a neck like a broken packet of digestive biscuits, I somehow got to produce my first collection of poetry.
I curated some of my father’s photographs that I’d grown up surrounded by, some I’d watched being taken, others being developed, some that lurked in the shadows and down from our living room wall, others, part inspiration, part confirmation, in that I had reacted to some in the form of new poems, whereas others complemented pieces I’d written at earlier stages of my life. Come October, the words will get a chance to speak for themselves.
The upshot is a hardback book of offerings, due for worldwide release. I’ve begun working on the audiobook tracks in my home studio and look forward to having that ready for the release of the hardback and ebook editions. More on the book soon, but I’m happy to finally share the news with you. It looks like I’ll be seeing many of you in 2019!
To get a flavour of what’s in store, here’s video and audio links to my first ever live recital of this poem, as a guest on the Panti Bliss show, “Pantisocracy” (RTE 1), where I was invited to share the room with the wonderfully talented Saint Sister, Rita Duffy and David Honeyford. The poem is called “Late Developer”, and details time spent in the darkroom as a nipper, watching my Da bring his new creations into the world, under the red light, often images of scenes I had been present at, while my father snapped away, sometimes, only minutes earlier.
Now, get pre-ordering!
Back soon with more exciting developments.
Love’s the only show in town.
05.12.2016 New website!
Welcome to my new website! I’m delighted that after too long, I can finally share it with you.
As I’m sure you’ll concur, the designer, Electric Kiwi did a fantastic job and was a pleasure to work with. Big thanks to Ross!
Another European tour is in the works for this year as is another US stint, in March 2017-more details soon.
I’ll be in Northern Ireland during the summer filming part of a documentary that’s been in the pipeline for some time. Delighted to be green lighting that one too.
New material? Yes, an album’s worth written and the recording process will start this year. More on that and a European release/tour of Nuclear Family soon.
You can also check out my latest music video clip for Deep Blue Sea:
Oh and I’m a dad now!
Our daughter decided to join us on February first of this year. Both parents are finding their feet.
Now, have a look around and see where the journey has taken me in recent months and years.
10.24.2014 Back to Boston College and Le Moyne | US Wintery Tour
I am happy to announce that I will be back performing at Boston College in February 2015. The date is currently being finalised, so watch this space.
I will also be back performing at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY on February 6th. Very much looking forward to these dates.
More news soon.
07.30.2014 Babysue Review (Top Picks)
The groovy people over at Babysue think Steafán’s “one incredibly smart and talented fellow”. We beg to differ, but who are we to argue with Babysue? They also had other really nice things to say of Steafán’s sophomore album, Nuclear Family:
“Steafán has the skills and the voice to go all the way if he chooses to.”
“The album is slick, smart, inventive, genuine, and pure.”
“Ten killer tracks..Highly recommended.”
Thank you Babysue!
07.30.2013 No Depression Interview
The good folk at No Depression Music blog, the authority on roots and Americana, have published their interview with me about my new album “Nuclear Family” and growing up in Northern Ireland during The Troubles.