The Bookshop Band – Wednesday 15th July, 7pm, FREE EVENT.
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