Please do not miss this incredible show, and please pass the word on! The Tallahassee Irish Society brings Downpatrick Ireland’s Steafán Hanvey and his award winning multimedia live music program “Look Behind You” to the Maguire Center in Westminister Oaks , 4449 Meandering Way, Tallahassee, FL 32308 at 7:00pm Saturday July 11th. Steafán is a brilliant and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter who grew up during the “troubles” in northern Ireland with his loving and award winning photo journalist father Bobbie Hanvey. Together, the end of their art is peace. “Steafán Hanvey is thoughtful, intelligent and reflective about the culture and family that shaped him, as well as how it has influenced and defined his recent album, 'Nuclear Family’. When I first learned about Steafán and Bobbie Hanvey, I knew their story was something special. One that deserved to be told through the very art that it had inspired.” - As heard and seen on National Public Radio NPR (WATCH - LINK) WATCH THIS LINK http://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2013/06/14/191059207/like-father-like-son-creating-art-in-a-time-of-troubles “A powerful, marrow-touching, soul-stirring multimedia performance that commands the attention of all of your senses. Raw and transformative. It was an honor to have Steafán perform at American University’s School of International Service. The performance’s power triggers a visceral understanding of the human costs of violent conflict.” -The American University/School of International Service, Washington DC (Dr. Wanda Wigfall-Williams: first American named a Thomas Phillip O’Neill, Jr. (Tip O’Neill Peace Fellow)
The Cultural Committee presents musician Steafán Hanvey, direct from Ireland, for a night of music and photography. Hanvey will present Look Behind You! A Father and Son's Impressions of The Troubles in Northern Ireland through photograph and Song. This multimedia performance-lecture focuses on growing up in a divided Belfast. Hanvey is well known musician and singer promoting his new album, Nuclear Family, due for a February 26 release. He is touring colleges, cultural centers and libraries with his multimedia performance. Five tours of the New England and Midwest region in the last three years have seen him perform at has Boston's NEMO Music Festival and headline Chicago’s Uncommon Ground and Elbo Room. In Massachusetts, he opened for Hothouse Flowers. His influences are Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Soundgarden, Simon and Garfunkel, Liam Clancy, Willie Nelson, Nina Simone and Leonard Cohen. His father, Bobbie Hanvey’s photographs are archived in The Burns Library at Boston College. Hanvey is a Northern Ireland photographer. In 1985, 1986, and 1987 he won the Northern Ireland Provincial Press Photographer of the Year Award and the Down Recorder newspaper of Downpatrick. His photographs have appeared in The Sunday Times and his first photographic book, Merely Players, presents a stunning array of portraits taken over the past 30 years, of poets, playwrights, paramilitaries, priests and politicians, including Seamus Heaney, Brian Friel, Gerry Adams, The event is Saturday, March 2 at 7:30pm. The program features the songs of Hanvey and the photographs by his father. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door
Steafán Hanvey and The Honeymoon Junkies gets its US release in conjunction with the premiere of 'Desperation' airing on Fuse On Demand October 24.
Sounds Like: Jeff Buckley, Van -Morrison Fan Page, Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, Simon & Garfunkel
Label: Southern Love Records
Bio: Fuse On Demand, a free Video on Demand service in the USA, that is part of Fuse Music Network and Madison Square Garden Media have recently committed to airing two of Steafán’s music video clips. The first, entitled ‘Desperation’, from his debut album ‘Steafán Hanvey and The Honeymoon Junkies’ wi...See Full Bio