I first met the great Eamon Carr at a campaign event to stop the M3 motorway being built through TARA.

We met again for the launch of his new book ‘Deirdre Unforgiven: A Journal of Sorrows’ and I was honoured to play as Eamon recited.

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Acclaimed film producer Noel Pearson, who officially launched the publication, added: “It is a magnificent read, I don’t think it’s what people expected from a rock band drummer, but it’s magnificent. It reads like a long poem.”

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Here’s an excerpt from the launch in the impressive surrounds of the Freemason’s Hall on Molesworth street

“Deirdre Unforgiven, a new dramatic work by the journalist, poet and musician Eamon Carr, is a re-telling of the legend of Deirdre of The Sorrows, a narrative that has inspired artists for centuries, and one of the most barbarous, complex and intriguing stories in Irish mythology.”

“The former Horslip captures a story of conflict and desire largely through the device of a jaded and traumatised reporter. The language has a bony and terse eloquence that borrows from myth but frames the terrible recent reality of North Ireland.”

‘There will not be enough water in the lough to wash away the blood

There will not be enough mourners to lament those who fall

There will not be enough breath in the air for the list of the dead . . .

There will not be enough gods to beseech for mercy.”


Deirdre Unforgiven is available to buy here http://www.doirepress.com with also links to reviews and articles of the book and launch.

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