Jonathan Ramsey Live Streaming on ConcertWindow 25th June 2015

Jonathan Ramsey Irish Music live on
Jonathan Ramsey Irish Music live on

Tomorrow evening, Thursday 25th June, 7:00 PM CDT (8:00 EDT, 5:00 PDT, 0000 UTC), join me for a live streaming concert on Toss some requests, or just kick back with your Kool-Aid, Bushmills, Guinness, coffee, or what have you. The show is FREE, yep. So, just snuggle up with your beloved and/or your kids, and enjoy almost an hour of music and laughs. If you hate Irish Music, then, well, be prepared to loath my show.

Cheers and love!


New Video: There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis

This morning, I recorded and video-recorded my session performing the late Kirsty MacColl’s and Philip Rambow’s “There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis”. Kirsty MacColl recorded this song as a Rockabilly, and a Country, song. I’ve reimagined Chip Shop as an upbeat Irish folk song.

Please take a look/listen to the video, and let me know what you think. I’m doing more, so I’d greatly appreciate any and all of your feedback.

I recorded with my Macbook Air with video using the Canon 7D.


  • Vocal
  • Guitar
  • Percussion: hand on guitar
  • Percussion: foot on concrete floor


  • Microphone: Apogee Mic cardioid USB mic
  • Macbook Air (2013)
  • Recording and Mixing: Apple GarageBand
  • Mastering, Encoding, Exporting: Audacity 3.2

My Very Second Ever ConcertWindow Live Streaming Show

Jonathan Ramsey on 2015-05-25
Jonathan Ramsey on 2015-05-25

This Thursday, 28th May, join me for another live, streaming concert at I’ll take requests, and even honor them, when I can. For tipping, I’ll have some song downloads, Skype (or FaceTime, etc.) guitar lessons, maybe even some videos, or a house concert (for those who go too crazy). These will be things not available freely elsewhere.

Heres a bit of my first concert…

Tell your friends, or have them come over and watch together with you. Pour a little Irish coffee, stout, warm milk, or what have you, and let’s make it a party.


My Very First Ever ConcertWindow Concert

Jonathan Ramsey Concert Window

This Thursday, 21st May, come check out my very first live-streaming show at ConcertWindow.

Please share with anyone you know who might be interested in an hour of Irish Music and (t)wit. There are incentives, and special deals on music downloads and t-shirts.

Hope to see you there!

Jonathan Ramsey live on 21 May 2015.
Jonathan Ramsey live on 21 May 2015.

Saint Patrick’s Day 2015 in Kansas City

Jonathan @ Kansas City Irish Fest (KCIF) 2014. Photo courtesy Jim Lammers
Jonathan @ Kansas City Irish Fest (KCIF) 2014. Photo courtesy Jim Lammers
Jonathan @ Kansas City Irish Fest (KCIF) 2014. Photo courtesy Jim Lammers

Today, I’ll be at these fine venues in Kansas City, MO:

  • 10 AM-12 PM @ Charlie Hooper’s in Brookside.
  • 1 PM-3 PM @ The Well in Waldo – 74th and Wornall.
  • 4 PM-6 PM @ Lew’s Grill and Bar – 75th and Wornall.
  • 7 PM-1 AM @ Harling’s Upstairs – 3941-A Main St.

If you’re in Kansas City, please stop by and check out these fine establishments. Be sure to say hello!.

“Night Pat Murphy Died” Featured on Celtic Music Podcast

Celtic Music Podcast: Irish Drinking Songs Top 20
Celtic Music Podcast: Irish Drinking Songs Top 20

Week before last, Marc Gunn’s Celtic Music Podcast featured my recording of “Night Pat Murphy Died” on the episode Irish Drinking Songs Top 20.

Check the episode out, wherein you’ll hear 19 other drinking songs for your Saint Patrick’s Day enjoyment.

If you listen, be sure to let me know what you think, and be sure to leave comments for Marc. He’s a great guy, and is very responsive to his rather sizable audience.


History of Irish Music Graphic

Paul Murphy of sent this wonderful graphic depicting the history of Irish Music from about 500 B.C.E to the present. School teachers, and music teachers of all stripes ought to find this a great overview to bring up discussion of the history of music with students.


The timeline includes the pre-Roman Celts of Ireland, the history of the harp and Irish harpists, through Irish dance music, and modern folk revivals.


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