Thursday February 20, 2020

Going for a Song

Tomm Moore and Paul Young, the pair behind acclaimed animated feature Song of the Sea, aspire for their creation to achieve Jungle Book-like status on the DVD shelves of the world.

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

22nd July, 2015
Paul Young

In the bright environs of the Skellig Hotel in Dingle, with the sunlight spilling through the large bay windows, Tomm Moore is reflecting on the folklore around the dock leaf, the large green plant that grows commonly in Ireland and is a known cure for nettle stings.

“There used to be a poem about a dock leaf,” Moore says, in frustration. “‘Dock leaf, dock leaf.’ I can’t remember the poem and I couldn’t find it...

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