Monday, May 23, 2011

The Luck O'the Irish

As alot of you know, BEA (Book Expo America) is on tomorrow in New York and the lovely Leigh Fallon will be there, flaunting her signature on a limited selection of 'The Carrier of the Mark' (published by HarperTeen) ARC’s for those lucky enough to get their paws on a copy.
As a little ‘good luck’ (Aye’ be gara luck-o-the Irish) send off, I decided to make up this photo-slideshow video for her.  The art work if that of the amazing and one and only, Liam Conroy.
I would like to say a huge thank you to Liam for allowing me to photograph and use this one off limited edition collection of drawings based on 'The Carrier of the Mark'. 
Another huge thank you to Tak of 'The Pawnshop Manual' for allowing me to use one of their tracks.  Their album is available online for free download (Yes, you heard me correctly... FREE).  Here is the link so you can snap yourself up a copy before they come to their senses and start charging for digital albums:
So, without further ado, (and after hours of attempting to upload to blogger and you tube) I give you the following video.  Best of luck tomorrow, Leigh.  I wish I could be there.  Enjoy every minute.

P.s:  While you are here, don't forget to follow me and 'like' my facebook page, over there ---> There just might be a competition or two coming soon and you don't want to miss out, do you?


  1. The artwork is unbelievable! =) Great job on the video!

  2. A lovely thought Jenny and good luck to Leigh at BEA. Wow!! fabulous drawings, they illustrate The Carrier so well :)

  3. like the music that guys got some celtic roots.
    ask him if he has heard joe hill, a song about a black civil rights union worker murdered by the mob, performed by luke kelly from the dubliners

  4. Hiya,

    This is Tak from The Pawnshop Manual. This is so amazing! So flattered that you included one of our songs in this.

    @Paula - Genetically speaking I don't have Celtic roots (I think a few of the band members do though - we're in Canada). That being said, musically I try to draw from a myriad of influences - including Celtic music. So I'm really happy that you're able to associate the music with something as emotive that!

    I had only heard the Joan Baez version of Joe Hill before - thanks for the suggestion, I'm digging the Luke Kelly recording! I like music with a strong message. This might be fun to cover...


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