Seamas Carey Meets His 4 Year Old Self, With a Choir

  • 2016
  • Directed in collaboration with musical directors Seamas Carey and Victoria Abbot, Newlyn Art Gallery
  • Photography: Steve Tanner

One day Seamas Carey found an old cassette tape in the back of the family car, on which he discovered recordings of himself as a 4 year old boy, telling stories and singing his heart out.

The recordings were mostly nonsensical, but he knew he had to finish them, to fix and present them in some shape or form. Initially, this produced mixed results, but with the help of a 30-piece choir led by the experienced Vicky Abbott and directed by Agnieszka Blonska, they have distilled these ideas down to 6o minutes of greatest hits material.

An evening of heartwarming and ridiculous songs, question asking, possible time travel, nostalgia probing and pure silliness. Suitable for anyone who has a child, has been a child, or is still a child.

Performed by: Seamas Carey and The 50 Degrees Choir

Composer/Musical Director: Seamas Carey

Choir Leader: Victoria Abbott

Directed by: Agnieszka Blonska

Photos by: Steve Tanner

Created as a part of the exhibition HOMEMADE, Newlyn Art Gallery.