Hi! I hope you’re keeping well and hanging in there. February 2021 is hopefully seeing a few days of sun here at Kilmichael after so many days and nights of icy wind and rain blowing in off the sea. Dougal and I have been doing our thing and I’ve been working on plenty of new […]
As well as curating the new Spike Island stage at Electric Picnic and a solo performance (a short taster of which you can have a look at here) Robin also performed with Band of Moonlight Love which were the final act on Sunday night, ending what was a very successful first outing for Spike Island […]
Here’s a short video of Robin’s afternoon performance on the Spike Island stage (which he also curated) at Electric Picnic 2019 Songs played Salonika 0:08 A Man You Don’t Meet Every Day 0:38 Across The Black Soil Plains 1:09 Yarmouth Town 2:04 (featured image by Dom O’Brien Photography)
A favourite folk ballad of mine, recorded at home in County Wexford. There are many great versions of this song out there (my two faves must be Sean Cannon/Dubliners and Pam Ayres).
Robin James Hurt and The Band of Moonlight Love playing at Longitude 2017 in The Dirty Old Town Speakeasy tent. Longitude is one of the biggest festivals held in Ireland every summer in Marlay Park in Dublin. The Band of Moonlight Love is made up of core members Robin James Hurt and Mick Morris, along with a […]
A wee Northumbrian maritime folk song, first published in ‘North Countrie Ballads, Songs and Pipe-Tunes’ in 1922. I found it through the incredible singing of Anne Briggs; Rachel Unthank also did a gorgeous version. Video and audio were recorded ‘on location’ in the ruins of the former lifeboat station at Kilmichael Point on the Wexford […]
Live performance of Across the Black Soil Plains in The Co Club, Oldcastle, Meath. This is an original instrumental composition by Robin. The title was borrowed from the 1899 painting by Australian artist George Washington Lambert.