Little John Nee, Aosdana member, published poet and playwright, singer and recording artist, former street performer, punk and native child of the Oldtown, Letterkenny and Glasgow is on stunning form, along with The Tea Dance Triode (John, Jeremy Howard, Fionn Robinson) in this new show which we first got to see at this year’s Earagail Arts festival.
Under Milk Wood meets Twin Peaks with a soundtrack by Cab Calloway and the Velvet Underground, that’s not where it’s at, but go down that road half a mile and swing a left at Bukowski’s Grave past Son House and Debussy, keep going till you meet Flann O’Brien – He’ll tell you where it is…Tullyglen.
For a long time now world weary beatniks, bomb-makers, old hippies, anarcho-punks, contrarians, outsider artists, suffragettes and fugitives have retreated to rural locations to start afresh. Tullyglen is one such place; a remote Donegal village where everyone has a story and no one wants to tell it; everyone has a hidden dread that someday their chickens are going to come home to roost. Is Tullyglen based on a real village? It might be. Who wants to know?
New to Little John Nee? Pop in your headphones, lie back and take a wee trip to Tullyglen while hearing all about the Wee Black Bees