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Súil Amháin

Hip Hop // Kerry

West Munster lyricism full of kaleidoscopic allusions to folklore, grammar defying wordplay, delivered in accentuated patterns and flows influenced by the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Seán de hÓra and Mo Chara. Born into an Irish family in North London - Súil Amháin is from Lios Tuathail. Beats produced by Bantum, and long time collaborator, Rob Mulhern (Tuath).

'Ó fuaireas an bheart chruaidh seo le réiteach - táim gan suan gan scíth...
A Shíbhean na héigse, mo mhuintir féin, táid fé dhaorbhruid aríst....'

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Súil Amháin – Lá Breá

Straight outta west Kerry, featuring poet and rapper Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin’s effervescent wordplay, delivered with panache, with beats and sounds from Bantum. This song evokes echoes from the past (references to old songs and old sayings) with the shock of the new (Bitcoin), whilst vividly recreating the vibe of a languid summer’s day on the Dingle peninsula. And in the fashion of certain old west Kerry sean-nós songs, there are plenty of local place-names mentioned:

“Níl póg níos deise ná do Bhéal Bán
Is tá a thuilleadh díot uaim ag Tráigh an Fhíona
Id fhochair, is Cloichear, a bhímse, agus féach
Mar a rithim le dúil síos do Choim Uí Neol”.'


Súil Amháin, 'Oíche Mhaith'

Kerry rapper Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháín — Súil Amháín — brought 2021 to a close with those moody jam along with Cork producer Ruairí Lynch AKA Bantum. The track was written in memory of the hip-hop artist's mother who passed away in 2020. 'Oíche Mhaith' is a poignant song that Súil Amháin uses to heal from the pain but it also serves as a reminder to what he has lost. The song was inspired by an empty house he came back to one night:

"I thought about all the times I came home in the past, and the house warm from the embers in the stove. This night though, I felt that cold for the first time. The song is a celebration of unconditional love, and keeping the fire lit," he wrote on Instagram.


'Incantation of Féile-Flow Funk'

'Having previously collaborated with Bantum on two tracks, the Listowel rapper Súil Amháin and the producer have made this unique Irish language rap track with a footwork-inspired beat.'

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