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We are thrilled to share with you that Madera Vox has commissioned composer and jazz pianist Sumi Tonooka to create a new piece for us, entitled "Barefoot" based on work by the Irish poet, Gabriel Rosenstock.
A reading of the work with the composer took place on August 27, 2014 at the Kingston (NY) Festival of the Arts.
Barefoot (from Bliain an Bhandé/Year of the Goddess, 2007)
Tá an ghealach ina luí ar a droimGlan ar meisce
Coimeádann sí na héin ina ndúiseacht
I dteanga iasachta atá a ngiob geab
Sníonn abhainn airgeadúil in aghaidh na fána,
Iompraíonn scáil na sceiche gile léi,
Taoi amuigh ag siúl, ní foláir, cosnochta
The moon lies on her back
Keeping birds awake
They chat in a foreign tongue
A silvery river flows up the slope
Bearing with it the reflection of a fairy bush
You must be out walking, in Your bare feet.