By Gearóid Mac Lochlainn,Mark Braidner
Mac Lochlainn works in a different approach. His beat-up anti-heroes are shapeshifters that hover among cultures and wander via damaged ‘macaronic’ landscapes. His characters turn a finger at traditions of Irish poetry, translation and storytelling. They jump from side to side, from Bardic poetry to Spaghetti Westerns, from Mississippi blues to sean-nós, weaving a trip that explores the inventive method itself.
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