Hunger of the Skin

By Brian Finnegan

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Re: Hunger of the Skin

Can anyone work out what Brian’s reciting on track 1?

Hunger of the Skin

After listening to The Ravishing Genius of Bones for what felt like the 1000th time, I was absolutely ecstatic to discover Brian Finnegan had released this second album. Upon listening to it I was even more excited to discover that interwoven with the tunes are some absolutely stunning poetry recitals, in both Irish and English!
I believe most (if not all) of the tunes featured to be original tunes composed by Brian Finnegan but I could very well be mistaken! At the time of writing there is very little information available online about this album and my knowledge of obscure tunes is far less extensive than I’d like it to be! So I have left the tune names the same as the tracks for the time being, but feel very free to change them if need be.
I will also have a go at transcribing these tunes in the coming months, but I am sure this incredible community on the session will take care of that far faster than I’ll ever be able to ;)

Re: Poetry Recital (track 1)

@TheHappyCamper
The poetry of ‘An Damhsa Dubh’ is in fact recited by the poet who wrote the piece - Gearóid MacLochlainn. Unfortunately my knowledge of the Irish language is very much non-existent and I have not found a transcription online in 15 mins or so of looking, but I’m sure one will hopefully come to light fairly soonish
I did find this YouTube video by the same title with the same poet but I haven’t had the chance to discern whether the two are related - https://youtu.be/oHvz9uaSAp8

Re: Hunger of the Skin

Can someone upload tracks 2 and 6 please?

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@Valbu, why? Just stream it on Apple Music or get it on Bandcamp; the links are both right here on this page.

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I think "Valbu" means could someone transcribe the tracks and "upload" the sheet music. I could be wrong.

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I think what Kenny suggested is what Valbu meant, especially considering the fact that the music for many of the other tunes has been put up in the last few days.

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Fair enough, sorry Valbu.

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Yup, I ment to say what Kenny said 🙂

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Hi Valbu, I’m working on track 2 and the rest of track 6. Should have them up in the next few days or so

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Thank you @benóKoroit 🙂

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