John Carder Bush – Hoot Radio & The Sensual Walk
Seán says: In 2006 John Carder Bush provided some great shout-outs for a radio show I did with Thomas Dunning, a midsummer special to mark the first Midsummer since the release of Aerial. The Sensual Walk is an event in Ireland that I have organised over the last number of years, taking place around Bloomsday and featuring a cliff walk and musicians playing Kate’s music on Howth Head, Dublin. In 2008 John again very generously took the time to send me recordings of some recitations of Joyce’s poetry especially for the event, as well as recording more wonderful shout-outs for a special Hoot Radio show that I presented to tie-in with proceedings.
John has been a great supporter of the radio show over the years and has kindly sent me copies his musical poetry to play on the show, including the excellent “Walking With Billy” collection of Yeats poems set to music, and other great pieces such as “Sharpened Pencils” and an extraordinary version of “Kimiad”, with haunting vocals by his daughter Oonagh. I hope that John makes these recordings more widely available at some point. For the Sensual Walk special show, Peter & Krys were in the studio, having travelled over from Kent and we all had a lot of fun, especially listening to what John’s unrelentingly misanthropic creation “Sad Sid” had to say about James Joyce!