The Poet & The Guitarists

In 2003 Seamus Heaney recorded a CD of poems accompanied by the uilleann piping of Liam O’Flynn (Claddagh). He now finds himself (post mortem) in the company of three Irish/Northern Irish guitarists: Bap Kennedy from Belfast (featured previously in Half Bap Bap), Gary Moore also from Belfast, and Rory Gallagher from Ballyshannon and Cork.
“Walk on air against your better judgement” is from the poem ‘The Gravel Walks’ and is inscribed on Heaney’s tombstone. “A friend is someone who walks into a room when everyone else is walking out” is not from any song but attributed to Moore. “Born on the wrong side of time” is a Gallagher-penned Taste song (youtube).
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Your Hair Is Massive

Work by Novice (Jess Tobin | web | tw | web | inst) for Culture Night/Hit The North, inspired by a Damon Baker photograph. 2018 was Tobin’s fourth year in Belfast: see also her pieces for 2017 | 2016 | 2015.
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Float

Here are two more, smaller, pieces by Alice Pasquini (web | Fb | ig | tw) from Rome, Italy, done while she was in Belfast for CNBX/HTN18. Her main piece was featured in Glide.
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Let A Thousand Blossoms Bloom

Kathrina Rupit (KinMx Fb | tw | web | inst) made the journey up from Dublin for Culture Night/Hit The North. Previously by KinMx for CNB: 2017 | 2016
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Half Bap Bap

In the Harp Bar’s ‘half bap lane’, a picture of singer-songwriter Bap Kennedy (web) by artist Glen Molloy (Fb). Half Bap Lane used to link Hill St and Dunbar Link, around the turn of the (20th) century. For an explanation of the name “Half Bap” and its former location, see Rushlight Magazine. “Nothing is greater in the universe than the human heart to rise above the sorrowful earth, the agony and the hurt.” is from the song (and album) Howl On.
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My Best Life

Work by Sofly (Inst | tw)  and MrDrawsBristol (ig | web | tw) – who specialises in mountains – for CNBX/HTN18 in Kent Street (with other minor pieces in Library Street). In 2017, Sofly collaborated with FGB to produce Together.
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Death Of The Self

Here is the final installment in the series done by members of Dublin’s subset collective (ig | tw | web)  for CNBX/HTN18 in Donegall Street on the theme of death. Previously: Valar Morghulis | All Men Must Die | Faces Of Death.
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Fat Gremlin

Wee Nuls (Nuala Convery | ig | web) is a designer and artist who has made what she calls “gremlins” her trademark. The piece above was done in Kent Street for CNBX/HTN18.
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Bíodh An Chaint Agaibh

“Have the talk” is a campaign encouraging people to use and learn Irish/Gaeilge from Conradh Na Gaeilge’s PEIG (Pobal – Eolas – Ilmheáin – Gaeilge) multimedia web site (Fb | tw). This advertising hoarding is in Belfast city centre.
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Just Because You Feel It, Doesn’t Mean It’s There

A nightmarish spectacle from Dublin-based artist and illustrator Holly Pereira (web | tw | ig), who was in town for CNBX/HTN18. Comment if you know the inspiration.
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