The Leitrim based singer/songwriter Perry Blake is known internationally for the delicate, downtempo, melancholic style of his songs and his soft singing voice. Since releasing his eponymous debut album (Co-written with Graham Murphy) to massive critical acclaim across Europe in 1998, he has released a string of critically acclaimed albums, has scored film soundtracks and even published a children's book. His most recent album 'Songs of Praise' was released by the UK based label Moochin’ About in Autumn 2019 to excellent reviews.
He joined us earlier this year to record an exclusive live show that we were delighted to share as part of The Sky From Here Music series. A new song commissioned by The Dock specially for the concert series features in this concert alongside other new and older material from Perry’s repertoire.
"The song I've written for this project (Let's Fall in Love) is loosely based on peoples experience of lockdown in North Leitrim and the effects it can have on relationships. Many people who normally work away from home have spent the past year in one place. There can be an almost monastic stillness to this new reality but it can also be difficult for couples used to distractions such as travel and wider interactions in their day to day lives.The song is based on a fictional couple who are simply trying to fall in love again." Perry Blake