Final Year students at the Sound Training Centre in Dublin have produced a new CD called Sparks n Mind, featuring some of the cream of the Irish Indie music scene including Bell X1, Republic of Loose, Lisa Hannigan and Damien Dempsey. Proceeds from the sale of the CD go to Aware.
The concept and general theme of the album is ‘Songs That Inspire’. The featured artists chose to cover songs that had originally inspired them to start their music career. Some of the tracks included on the album are Shakespeare’s Sister’s Stay, recorded by Ham Sandwich; The Smiths Last Night I Dreamed that Somebody Loved Me, recorded by The Thrills, and Bruce Springsteen’s No Retreat, No Surrender, recorded by Bell X1.