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Tunes for a Monday Morning

I'll be off on my travels by the time you read this, so I'm setting this post up in advance for automated posting on Monday....

After a week of poetry here on Myth & Moor, I thought music by Hozier (Andrew Hozier-Byrne), from Wicklow, Ireland, would fit the bill. This young man writes lyrics with a poet's sensitivity to language, and music that blends genres (Irish folk, American blues, and more) to beautiful effect. He's released only one four-track EP so far (Take Me to Church), but I'm hoping there's much more to come.

Above: Hozier performs "Work Song" at Other Voices in Dingle, on Ireland's west coast.

Below: A lovely, simple performance of his song "Cherry Wine."

And last:

A very gorgeous song, "Take me to Church," performed for Irish radio. There's a video for it too (on Hozier's website), which is really powerful -- but also shattering and heart-breaking. If you follow the link to go and watch it, be prepared...and if you're feeling at all emotionally fragile, save it for another day.