releases 'Blink of an Eye' video
LOCAL singer / song writer
Leo McCauley from Moville has just released the video of 'Blink of an
Eye' - the first
single off his debut album '57 Ghosts'.
Leo explains, " The music video was filmed entirely by
my son James on the beautiful Moville Green &
Shorefront. '57 Ghosts' is a collection of songs written
over a number of years. Eleven different songs
but maybe all with a life theme. I find it easier to
write songs about events or stories. Iíve been told
sometimes that my introductions can be as long as the
songs themselves, however itís good to put a
song in context especially for someone who is hearing it
for the first time."
He continued, "'Blink of
an Eye' is about a near death experience that happened
to me on Moville Green at the back of the Foyle Hotel
when I was about 10 years old. Letís just say that
without the assistance of my childhood friend Thomas OíFlaherty, I might not have survived the experience.
57 Ghosts (of Duffyís Cut) is about the massacre of 57
immigrant Irish workers who sailed from Derry to work on
the railways in Pennsylvania in 1832. It is a song I
wrote almost nine years ago. I performed it many times
with Moville Gospel Choir locally and also in Ardara
Church at the graveside John Ruddy, one of the victims
of the massacre. My original home studio recording of it
also been played on radio in the US. I suppose it is a
fitting song to label my collection of eleven similar
but disparate songs."
Leo added, "Itís amazing how music is evolving.
Traditionally you had to get a record or a cd out to
stores for people to buy to listen. Nowadays with the
digital age many people donít even have a cd player. In
fact many modern cars donít have cd players. So my album
is now available on the digital platforms... Spotify,
Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube Music and
The '57 Ghosts' CD is also available to buy locally at
Gillenís Shop, Centra Garage and McCauley Properties in