Love him or hate him, James Joyce is a titan of language, and so I wrote "Sea State Martello" to pay tribute both to him and to his seminal masterpiece 'Ulysses'.
Taking its cue from Chapter 1 of the novel, also known as the “Telemachus” episode, 'Sea State Martello" celebrates the unique beauty of Dublin Bay, in particular the nearby seascape of Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Dalkey Island and Sandycove, all of which inspired Joyce's writing.
The film also features a haunting soundtrack composed by uilleann piper Brian O’ Brien (of Riverdance and In Tua Nua fame) accompanying my lyrics.
Many thanks are due to Robert Nicholson, curator of the James Joyce Tower and Museum, for permitting us to film within the tower itself.
Written and performed by DANIEL WADE
Directed by ALAN DUNNE
Produced By Stubborn Monkey Media
Music by BRIAN O' BRIEN
Thanks to THE JAMES JOYCE TOWER AND MUSEUM/FRIENDS OF JOYCE TOWER SOCIETY/MCKENNA'S DUN LAOGHAIRE