A medley of Irish tunes which a listener said should be called Beer Hall Of The Mountain King. Wish I’d thought of that.
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. May it set your toes tapping and banish the blues.
Written by John Mathews, a superb artist and folk club friend from long ago, about the last ‘Medieval’ fair held in 1976 at Barsham, on the Norfolk and Suffolk border. I added the traditional tune ‘Nantwich Fair’ at the end. I wish I knew the names of the two musicians at Barsham and that of the photographer, and where they are now. In fact I wish I knew where all my old friends are. They’re still in their late teens and early twenties. It’s only me who’s 72.
Kim wrote: I remember the pink policemen running around the campsite, telling people off for having a good time. They were hilarious.
The 1st & 2nd photographs are from the FairsArchive where you’ll find lots more and all the information about the East Anglian fairs.
Written for the wedding of friends but of course it’s a prayer for us all. Be blessed.
I wrote this in the early seventies. For one reason or another it’s been a recurring prayer ever since.