Eddie Reader

Sunday, February 26th – 4.30pm

The panel on songwriting will begin with ”Effin’ Songs”, Brendan Graham’s attempt to answer the question – ‘How did you write the effin’ song?’ – along with special guests Brian Kennedy and Eimear Quinn.
It will go on to discuss what it is that makes a song that becomes part of the canon, the extraordinary reach of a brilliantly crafted song, and how it can take on a life of its own. Plus, where does the money go, and how can the artist ensure that he or she gets the deserved reward?


• Brendan Graham (Novelist/Songwriter)
• Brian Kennedy
• Eimear Quinn
• Eddi Reader (Singer/Songwriter)
• Thomas Walsh (Pugwash)
• Ken McHugh (Autamata & I’m Your Vinyl)

Moderator: Colm O’Hare