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Category Archives: Irish
I’m glad of everyone who comes to these pages, and the welcome visits of someone from Ireland reminded of this song which was written by Francis McPeake. I’m surprised I didn’t sing it more often in my professional days in … Continue reading
In a 1946 BBC broadcast, repeated on Radio 4 on 24th July 1980, James Stephens said that his friend James Joyce told him he’d learned the song from his grandfather, that it was the world’s best loved song and that … Continue reading
I like the free and easy way of this traditional Irish song & tune.
An Irish song rather different from English and Scots night visiting songs.
A medley of Irish tunes which a listener said should be called Beer Hall Of The Mountain King. Wish I’d thought of that.
Turlough Carolan was a blind Irish harper and prolific composer celebrated in his lifetime (1670 – 1738) and even more widely today. The music copy is from my notebook.
I have a large collection of songs and an even larger one of music, both are expanding almost daily. I can’t hope to record everything that takes my fancy, but here’s a favourite Irish tune on concertina, bodhran and guitar. … Continue reading