Agricultural Light & Magick Vol. IX - Black Sun Over Cork

by Raising Holy Sparks

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The Agricultural Light & Magick series compiles various live appearances (& occasionally other ephemera) since Raising Holy Sparks was summoned in 2011. Lately I've been playing under my own name also, but there have only been a handful of appearances thus far.

Camden Palace, Cork, Ireland (23/04/11)

Plugd Records, Cork, Ireland (04/04/12)

Plugd Records, Cork, Ireland (08/03/13)

Very Healthy Foods, Cork, Ireland (05/04/12)

A collection of appearances at Black Sun, the night of experimental music & film that lit up the Cork underground for years. The first set was in support of Daniel Higgs & I was joined by Vicky Langan (Black Sun organiser) & Declan Kelly. The second set was a one song solo run though all the Sacred Harp heads in the room joined in. The third was a free jazz free-for-all supporting the mighty Richard Dawson. Too many folks involved to remember but The Birchall/Cheetham duo is in there for sure with sticks & balloons as well as a clatter of Cork heads.. The fourth set is not from Black Sun but as it's Cork, I said I'd keep it here. I'm joined by Vicky Langan & Kevin Kennedy. It was during a tour with Woven Skull. I've included a bunch of photos from the first set but have no recollection of who took them...

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released March 31, 2017

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'An eerie loveliness that should really be soundtracking a Werner Herzog film; indeed Popol Vuh’s work provides a useful reference point for Raising Holy Sparks as, similar to Vuh, the music herein is almost religious in its solemnity and grace.' The Active Listener ... more

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