It’s Banter Salon time again. This time, after hugely entertaining and successful jaunts in Dingle last December and Derry last month, we’re joining our friends at Other Voices for a trip across the Irish Sea to London on Saturday and Sunday April 6 and 7.We’ve a heavyweight list of writers, cultural commentators, artists and thinkers lined up for the weekend in east London including:
Caoimhin O Raghallaigh - the Irish fiddle player currently to be found in The Gloaming, whose debut album is due for release in the coming months.
Ben Watt – the man from Buzzin’ Fly, Strange Feeling, Everything But the Girl and dozens of other projects on doing things differently in the music industry and the renewed importance of artist development.
Morley on Bowie – Paul Morley on David Bowie, longevity, pop careers, images, personas and the art of the cultural chameleon.
Clandestino – Journalist and author Peter Culshaw on his new book about the fascinating life and music of Manu Chao
Music Tech – David Adams (SoundCloud), Stephen O’Reilly (Mobile Roadie, Topspin) and Mark Nagurski (CultureTECH) on the current state of the music tech field. This panel has been put together by our friends at the CultureTECH festival in Derry.
There will also be performances at the Banter Salon from Shannon Saunders, Luke Sital-Singh and Olivia Chaney
Shannon is an 18-year-old songwriter from Swindon. She has been posting videos on Youtube since she was 14 years old and has accumulated over 3.3 million views and 22,000 subscribers on her channel. Her debut single “Heart Of Blue” reached number 48 on the iTunes chart with no promotion. The video, which cost £9 to make, received over 175,00 views on Youtube in its first month.