Of Land & Man is a collaboration between the poet Stephen Murphy & the musician Finn O'Connor, working together as Mac Tíre to give their voices to the ancient spirit of Ireland.
We've been working together for the best part of the last two years to produce the album 'Of Land & Man' while at the same time continuing to do our own thing. The album is a throwback to an island largely forgotten in today's Ireland, an island of sacred energies that live on through the myths and legends that have come to form us as a people. We originally recorded it in Drumshanbo and The Lake Studio in Cootehall before moving up to Loop Studios in Dublin to have it mixed and mastered.
Now we need the help of others to get the funds required for the final touches; the costs of having the album professionally mixed and mastered, the CD production and distribution costs and all the bits and pieces that need tying up before the album is done and dusted and ready for the world. Give the video a look and please do what you can to be part of it...
For those who don't already know us, here are the bios that we're working off that'll give ye a bit of insight into what we're all about;
Stephen Murphy is the current All-Ireland Slam Poetry Champion. His work has featured on the RTE Documentary 'A Rebel Act- Poems That Shaped The Nation' and he recently featured on RTE Arena performing Was it For This? - a poem he wrote last year that went viral. He has performed all across Ireland, the U.K. & in the U.S. & he'll be representing Ireland in November at the European Poetry Slam in Estonia. He released The Sleeping Warrior, his first book of poetry in 2013 with plans afoot to release a new book, 'The Rising Tide' early in the new year. He was described as a highlight of The 2014 Electric Picnic in the Irish Times and videos of his poems on Youtube have amassed over 100,000 views.
Finn O' Connor is a musician and writer living in Drumshanbo Co. Leitrim. Having played guitar in a number of bands including seminal Irish outfit Whipping Boy he currently writes and records his own original music focusing on spoken word accompaniment. In 2014 Finn self-published his first novel Katabasis under the moniker Archaic Revival and has a growing YouTube channel under the same name. He sees the Archaic Revival as an artistic vehicle for the revival of natural law and the perennial wisdom of knowing oneself, one's people and the interrelatedness with the land. he is currently in the process of establishing a project recording studio in Drumshanbo.
If you've any questions about who we are or what we're about, feel free to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update posted on Friday 6th November '15 @ 03:11:02
Massive thank you to all our supporters - with almost two weeks still remaining on our campaign, Mac Tíre have reached their target! We can now set the ball rolling on the next stage of production and we're really looking forward to having the final product in our hands - and yours. The mastering is complete and the cover art almost finished and looking great. Thank you all again for joining us on the adventure and spread the word - the wolves are back on the island!
Update posted on Wednesday 21st October '15 @ 12:10:53
Well first week gone and already well past a third of our target reached! Thank you to each and every one of you - half way is coming into view. As a thank you to all you good folk, here's a little taster of the mastered album
Don't forget to spread the word and help us set the wolves loose!