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The Bookshop Band are the musical offspring of an artistic love-affair between a group of award winning songwriters and an independent bookshop in the UK, Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights. The songs are the musical outpouring of the band’s own response to books they have read.

They have been commissioned by Nenagh Arts Centre to create a song inspired by the dark, funny & tender novel 'The Spinning Heart' by local author Donal Ryan.

"A great book intensely fires your imagination over the time it takes to read it. You are living the life of that character or exploring a time or place you’ve never been to before. As we turn to write, trying to evoke what it was about the book that most resonated with us, what emerges are highly personal songs but from new points of view, inevitably influenced by the different perspectives experienced whilst reading the book." Ben Please, The Bookshop Band

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Music written, recorded and produced by The Bookshop Band

Ben Please - vocals, guitar

Beth Porter - cello, vocals

Pete Judge - trumpet, flugal

Laurence Hunt - drums

Filmed and edited by Ben Please

Special thanks to Tom and Willeka, and to Steve at DowlingStoves.com for use of his workshop.

  • Year
  • Language
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Premiere
    15th July 2020