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Choice, 1981 and Strange Passion, 2012

Almost a year ago, I digitised and brought to the web for the first time (via this post) some old photos and demo tape recordings from Choice, an early 80s, post punk, electronic group from Dundalk.
Cultural producer, DJ and event programmer Darren McCreesh read the post and really liked the demos.
Long story short; one of the Choice tracks from 31 years ago will now appear on Darren’s forthcoming “Strange Passion” compilation album in July via the Finders Keepers label!! What do you make of that, Engelbert?

strange passion finders keepers pre order from Rough Trade
Here are a couple of old Choice photos that weren’t included in that first blog post.

Jaki McCarrick, Choice

Jaki McCarrick,Vocals, Choice

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Ciaran (synths) left and Brian/Doug (Bass. Smithwicks or McArdles) at the Cellars, 1981


belfastgirls - link to jaki's blog

Jaki’s play Belfast Girls (pic left) is on in the Droichead arts centre this Thursday, May 10th. More here or on Jaki’s blog.

Finally, there’s more on the “Strange Passion” album on the various links below…
Review on Boomkat
Fanning Sessions Blog
Rough Trade – Pre-Order

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