After finishing LittleFoot I was about to start on Waterlollies, when it occurred to me that it might be nice to have a Brackenwood theme tune. Since my strongest influences in music were traditional Irish folk, I thought I’d see if I could get a professional Irish folk musician interested in the job.
Suddenly as I was thinking this, “The Wake of the Medusa” by The Pogues came up in my iTunes rotation. I thought ‘what the hell’ and decided to try to contact someone from The Pogues. I found Spider Stacy’s website (he’s best known as the Pogues whistle-player) and I sent him a message. A few days later, he replied!
In short, Spider wanted to give it a shot and he gathered some friends and got to work.
I wanted about 10-20 seconds of music to use as a theme tune at the front of every Brackenwood movie. What he sent me was a full 3½ minute SONG! I was blown away, incredibly excited and suddenly unsure of what to do. Here was this amazing piece of music but there’s no way I could edit it down to 20 seconds. No way!
So I decided to make a complete Brackenwood “episode” in the style of a music video, using the complete song. The resulting piece is ‘The Yuyu’ – an interlude between LittleFoot and Waterlollies. Enjoy!