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Will We Be Brilliant or What?: Songs & Stories

By John Spillane


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John Spillane fell in love with singing when he was a small boy and now that he has written about 200 songs and an opera, he feels he’s starting to get the hang of it. For over thirty years, his songs have provided a musical background to life in Ireland, and have been performed by such luminaries as Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon and Mary Black.

Gathering these evocative lyrics in print for the first time, John gives insight into the inspiration and stories behind the songs. He also includes tales of his adventures on the sea of life, from earning his first royalty cheque to signing with EMI (once The Beatles’ label). This is a beautiful collection to dip into, and conjures a vibrant world of colour, poetry, music and love. Most of all, enjoy John’s pure positivity as he asks, ‘Will we be brilliant or what?’

  • Book Format: Hardback
  • Published: 2016
  • Dimensions: 210 x 138 mm
  • Number of pages: 192
  • ISBN: 9781848892859
  • Illustrations note: B&W photos,
Reading the book is like accompanying John on a winding journey.
A book of lyrics, wrapped in warm anecdotes, told in an accent that Leeside can be proud of.
A must have for lovers of the music of John Spillane.
Will We Be Brilliant or What? John Spillane

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