Category Archives: Irish

The Blackbird & The Thrush

I like the free and easy way of this traditional Irish song & tune.

Posted in Irish, Traditional folk song | Leave a comment

The Whistling Thief

An Irish song rather different from English and Scots night visiting songs.

Posted in Irish, Traditional folk song | Leave a comment

Carolan's Welcome

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.

Posted in Irish, Turlough Carolan | Leave a comment

Banish Misfortune

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

Posted in Irish, Traditional tune | Leave a comment

The Shores Of Amerikay

Fifty years ago two Irish friends, about to marry, were slimming down possessions ready for their new life. They gave me what they thought were blank reel-to-reel tapes. I checked them over at home and discovered their beautiful voices. Later … Continue reading

Posted in Irish, Traditional folk song | Leave a comment