Rhythm Nation: Sonny Condell picks the playlist

The musician from Scullion chooses that songs that have inspired him over the years

27th June, 2021
Rhythm Nation: Sonny Condell picks the playlist
Sonny Condell, centre, with his band Scullion who have recorded a new version of their Ulysses-inspired track The Fruit Smelling Shop

Sonny Condell’s fascination with the works of James Joyce goes back a long way. Over 40 years ago, he secured permission to include extracts from Ulysses in The Fruit Smelling Shop, a track on his folk band Scullion’s debut album. Now Scullion have recorded a new version at the invitation of Darina Gallagher, Director of the James Joyce Centre in Dublin.

“Sometimes when I’m trying to write a song, I get quite...

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