Yesterday I had the pleasure of talking with Irish performing phenomenon Damien Dempsey.
Damo’s latest CD To Hell or Barbados has just been released in Ireland and is scheduled for a US release on July 3, 2007.
It’s a tremendous album and worthy successor to both his extraordinary Live at the Olympia CD, and his very successful last studio album, Shots.
By phone from Kansas City to Dublin’s Donaghmede, the unedited interview with the very unique Damien Dempsey is in 2 parts because the call was dropped momentarily - so please forgive the few seconds of confusion at the changeover.
Without further ado, here then in association with Midwest Irish Focus, is Damo talking to Irish KC. If you’re unfamiliar with Irish accents, you’re about to listen to two Dubs. We begin by talking about Ballyfermot, and Senior College.
Well actually there is further ado. Just a quick apology to all Damo fans: as a huge fan myself I was extrememely nervous talking to Damien. And it was also my first interview. So I talked way too much. Sorry.
Damien Dempsey Interview, June 5, 2007
UPDATE May 2008: These audio files were lost again in a 2nd recent web hosting move but have since been reinstated.
Part 1 (20 mins)
Part 2 (7 mins)
Read the transcript of this Damo interview.