The Stinging Fly

I wrote about my father for the winter edition of Stinging Fly. The piece is called The Jolt, from a work-in-progress entitled Ghost Voltage. Honoured to line-out with this crew. See you at the launch on Thursday 23rd.

Adele Bertei Interview at Auraist

My old friend and colleague Sean McNulty has just launched a brilliant site named Auraist, dedicated to promoting and showcasing the most stylishly written books around. I’ll be a regular contributor. My first feature spotlights Adele Bertei’s memoir Twist: An American Girl, one of my favourite books of the year.[…]

For the Love of Lou Reed

I’ll be doing an in-conversation event with Tom Mooney at Wexford Library on Thursday October 19, 7pm. Entitled ‘For the Love of Lou Reed’, it marks ten years since the passing of the Velvet Underground co-founder and New York sleaze-rock poet laureate. We’ll be discussing Lou’s life and work, his[…]

Creative Youth Lab 2023

Reposting this dispatch from Wexford Arts Centre. Such an inspiring experience. Thank you Jeni, Liz, all at WAC, Wexford Arts Dept, Wexford Local Development, the Arts Council of Ireland, and most of all, our amazing students. “Congratulations to our Creative Youth Lab 2023 Graduates. These talented TY students, along with[…]

Dancing Into the Apocalypse

My interview with John Robb about his epic new book The Art of Darkness: The History of Goth: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/2023/03/25/it-was-like-dancing-into-the-apocalypse-how-the-death-disco-pulse-of-goth-music-ruled-the-underground/

Republic of the Weird cover reveal

Here it is: the cover reveal for the new Cursed Murphy Versus the Resistance album Republic of the Weird. Painting by our own Tamara Gangnus. Cover design by our Rebecca Gangnus. We all fell in love with this image when it cropped up in Tamara’s portfolio. Here’s what she has[…]

First Fortnight show at the Duncairn, Belfast

Honoured to be performing at The Duncairn in Belfast as part of the First Fortnight festival on June 25, alongside Ciaran Lavery, Nandi Jola and compere Stephen James Smith. First Fortnight is a festival that aims to challenge stigma around mental health through the arts.

Write By the Sea – Mythologies: Colm Toíbín and Peter Murphy in conversation

Join internationally acclaimed Wexford writer Colm Toíbín and Peter Murphy for this insightful conversation about archetypal stories. About this event Mythologies – Colm Toíbín and Peter Murphy in Conversation Join Colm Toíbín and Peter Murphy for this unmissable event as they discuss the use of archetypal stories in fiction, the[…]