Raising Holy Sparks ‎– Kara Sevda

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1 Theme From Alone I 0:56
2 Lovin' The Eskimo
Words By – Lisa Falzon
3 Kara Sevda 9:56
4 Bird (There)
Words By – Lisa Falzon
5 Hanging On A Star
Voice, Performer [Water Pump] – Vicky LanganWritten-By – Nick Drake
6 Theme From Alone II 1:00


  • Dulcimer [Appalachian Dulcimer], Banjo [5 String Mountain Banjo], Autoharp, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Sruti Box [Electronic Shruti Box], Sounds [Field Recordings], Harmonium, Mandocello, Voice, Sampler [Samples: Glass Armonica & Mellotron]David Colohan
  • Liner NotesDavid Colohan
  • Organ [Chord Organ], Sounds [Field Recordings]Declan Q Kelly


"Although belonging to different projects & not originally intended to be part of the same album, when I listened to these pieces together it struck me that they shared something I couldn't put my finger on... & so they found a home here.

'Theme From Alone I & II' are part of the soundtrack work I did for a short film by local filmmakers No Longer Reel.

'Lovin' The Eskimo' & 'Bird (There)' feature the words of Lisa Falzon, whose microfiction inspired me to set my favourites to music.

Though they share a title & perhaps, sentiment, 'Kara Sevda' is not the song by Cem Karaca. I didn't hear that until afterwards. Rather, it was a staple of the first few Raising Holy Sparks live outings & has found its final version here.

'Hanging On A Star' is a song by Nick Drake. This version, which leaves out the words, was a collaboration with Wölflinge for the Andrea Fitzpatrick-curated Searching For Nick Drake exhibition, which took place in the Basement Project Space, Cork, in September 2011."

Recorded in Ballymahon, Galway & Headford.

In memory of Václav Havel.

'Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity.'

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