I had some short stories, poems and photographs to share ... and so here I am

A Taste Of French Cabaret !

I know it's been two weeks, but I did promise that I'd provide a taste of some of the songs I wrote and performed for a comedy recently staged here in Lyon. Bear in mind that the music won't be to everyone's liking. The songs were written for a performance that was intended to be a cross between a theatre play, French cabaret and a comedy. The singer is supposed to come across as "past it". So, free yourselves of any expectation of something along the lines of Cold Play or Robbie Williams! Click twice on the play button!

This was a wonderful experience and I really hope I can take part in similar projects in the future. Being involved in a performance in French was a real thrill, taking me closer to my goal of wanting to feel fully integrated here on all levels. One day I might even do some creative writing in French!

Il y a trois petits chiens qui dansent et boivent sur ma tête brillante, en parlant d'une longue nuit à la chasse!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the scenes and music! I loved watching them. :)

Julia Buckley said...

Looks devine. How lovely for you.

Suzan Abrams, email: suzanabrams@live.co.uk said...

Seamus, I loved each of the 4 melodies and after the 2nd one, when it came to the tap-dancing & razzle-dazzle dancing, I could no longer decide my favourite. :-)
Each song bristled with passion & amusement. As an audience, I was consumed by emotion - especially by the 2nd lady in yellow.
I can't even begin to imagine how thrilling it must have been for you. You have so many exciting dreams and enthusiasm, that you're an inspiration. :-)

Unknown said...

He he. I liked the two versions of Sors moi ce soir. The remix at the end was a really funny way to end the play. Those were the ones that stuck in my head so it was good that you put the other ones up as well.

S. Kearney said...

Thanks. A little bit of French in your life for a few minutes ... can't be a bad thing! :) I'm all set to get a story together for your new competition, by the way.

Hi. Good to have you stop by. We don't rest over here you know! :)

You are a gem: attentive, interested and interesting, generous in your writing and generous in your feedback to others. I really appreciate your comments. YOU are an inspiration!

and V, the only one in the blogland who has seen this in real life! :) I'm glad you liked it ... It's sad it's all over, although apparently it might be played at a festival or two, which will be exciting! :)

Anonymous said...

It was a lot of fun to watch this and took me right back to living in France! Hope you get the chance to do more performances like this.

L.M.Noonan said...

Well Seamus I finally got around to watching and I dah...I did'nt understand a thang. LOOKS like a lot of fun and your music worked a treat.

Kay Cooke said...

I just knew that last song was the end of the play - it had a vibrancy and amusement - a great ending. Brilliant ! I too hope you can go on from here to do more. I'd love to have seen it firsthand - but this was definitely the next best thing.