June 01, 2017

Some thoughts on Open Ear by Jonny Dillon aka Automatic Tasty

Many of you may know Jonny Dillon under his alias of Automatic Tasty, who has for nearly ten years now been releasing his personal and idiosyncratic take on electronic dancing music. But Jonny also works in the National Folklore Collection in UCD, one of the world’s largest repositories of folkloric material. With this in mind we asked Jonny to pen some words touching on the traditions of festivals on Islands and also about his performance on Friday night of Open Ear. We think he's delivered a beautiful little piece for us, so we hope you enjoy!

This was originally broadcast on the Arena show on RTÉ Radio 1 on Wednesday 31st of May. The accompanying music is Magherabeg Beach by Automatic Tasty