Randall Stephen Hall
The Wee Wee Man. Songs from the Moon Shed (2010)
Multitalented artist Randall Stephen Hall has released The Wee Wee Man – Songs from the Moon Shed, a large collection of songs, poems and monologues. Randall Stephen Hall hails from Ulster (Northern Ireland) and describes himself as an Ulster Scots Irish.
The music is a mesmerizing combination of blues, Gospel, folk, and northern Irish music, laced with quirky good humor. Stephen Hall produced the CD at home on a laptop with multitracking. His captivating stories are clearly inspired by his experiences in the North of Ireland.
“I have a strong interest in narrative, poetry, music and rhythmic sound,” says Hall. “Some of my work revolves around story-telling with different age groups, whether in schools, further education or community groups. Most of the tracks here were written and recorded since January 2010 after strong airplay of “The Wee Wee Man” on The Gerry Anderson Show on BBC Radio Foyle, BBC Radio Ulster which was great.”
Aside from his talent as a poet and songwriter, Stephen Hall is also a reputable illustrator. Together with the CD, he sent us copies of a activity books and a beautifully illustrated version of the classic children’s book of The Duck, retold by Stephen Hall. The text appears in English with an Irish translation.
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You can get some of his illustration works at: http://www.earthnativeart.co.uk
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.