A feature documentary about a man with a talent for music and for life... At 8 years of age he sat and listened to a doctor tell his mother he'd be dead by 20. But music gave him a talent for life. Fergus O'Farrell was a singer, songwriter, musician, and a force of nature. His music is the soundtrack to a film about a life sustained by friendship and love, and this film became his ultimate performance. Michael McCormack filmed with him for over ten years because he believes its the best story he will ever tell.
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Interference played two incredible sold out shows this february in the Opera House in Cork and Vicar Street in Dublin, to celebrate the life and work of Fergus O’Farrell. There were tunes from all 30 years of the bands career along with some old familiar faces and some very special guests including Liam O'Maonlai, Mundy, Jerry Fish, Katell Keineg, Ciara O'Driscoll, Joe O'Leary, Mick O'Callaghan, Herbie Macken, Luke Butler, Roisin Little, Max Vearncombe and LOWmountain
Long time honorary interferer Glen Hansard took the role of main vocals for both shows . This was an extraordinary couple of nights of music and musicianship to acknowledge one of Irelands most talented songwriters, his incredible band interference from some of the people who’s own careers Fergus greatly inspired and influenced.
All profits from both nights will go to two charities very important to us, Brú Columbanus – who provide a “home from home” accommodation for relatives of seriously ill patients in any of the Cork Hospitals and the Hospice, and the Respite Care Unit of Schull Community Hospital. Thankyou to everyone who made these shows happen.
More Photographs and videos from the shows are on the interference facebook pages
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a quick note of thanks
Hard to know where to start, it was an amazing week, we started at home in Winstanleys, in Schull, in Fergs' Studio, recreating the band without him was hard, we knew it wasn't going to be an easy task, we had a magical few days starting over and hanging in Hacketts and Newmans before coming up to Coughlans where Hassey and Edel made us feel at home. It was here that something very special took shape. Early starts and late nights brought us to the Opera House on thursday 2nd feb for a three hour blast of some of Ferg's best songs and onwards to Dublin to rip the roof off Vicar Street on the 5th feb.We showcased his new record 'the sweet spot' and launched the crowdfunding for Michael McCormacks' film 'Breaking Out'.
Interference who are, James O'Leary, Maurice Roycroft, John Fitzgerald, Maurice Culligan, Anthony Noonan, Cal McCarthy, Marja Gaynor, Bertrand Galen, Colm McCaughey, Camilla Griehsel and Paul Tiernan along with our extened family of Liam O'Maonlai, Mundy, Jerry Fish, Katell Keineg, Jerry Fehilly, Ciara O'Driscoll, Justin Healy, Graham Hopkins, Mick O'Callaghan, Herbie Macken, Joe O'Leary, Sara Caccamo, Gavin Harte, Jack O'Rourke, Niall O'Driscoll, Alan Tobin and Darren McCarthy, and our actual family of Max Vearncombe, Luke Butler and Roisin Little, our golden princess and Malcolm MacClancy, without whom we'd have very few songs, to Maria Pizzuti and Jonathan Parsons for your incredible visuals, thank you each and every one of you for making this happen.
Our crew was the best you could get, thank you all, especially Leon O'Neill, Mic Geraghty, Conor Jacobs, Brian Larkin, Andy Knightly, Phil Hayes and Tara Udema, ye were brilliant, Fiacre Gaffney and Philip King made the show run flawlessly, gentlemen and experts in equal measure.
We could not have made these shows happen without Edel Curtin, Brian Hassett and Claire Leadbitter, thankyou for your patience, your expertise, your encouragement and your time.
Thankyou Glen for absolutely everything, there aren't words to express how we feel, as Mr.Fish is prone to saying True Friends Never Part
To or adopted siblings Shar and Lyd, and Arthur and John, thankyou for all your support, guidance and love.
And finally thankyou Vaj Vaj, for Ferg and to Li, for being his Happiness. interference X