SOTW: Maid Gone to Comber/Next Market Day – Live at Nine Irish Brothers Indianapolis

Video of “Maid Gone to Comber”/”Next Market Day”, shot live at Nine Irish Brothers in Indy. It’s a dear Irish traditional ballad.

If your lovely mam has spent the past week pulling hair from the sheep, the goat, the bunny, and maybe the sheepdog, it’s time you run along to sell the resulting yarn at the market for her. Of course, a charming lad along the way might draw you astray, at least from your task.

I shot this with my Samsung HMX-W200 waterproof video camera. It’s a nice little workhorse, if getting a bit long in the tooth. [OK. It’s more of a Shetland pony, but it’s working all right, at the moment.] The audio I captured on my Tascam DR-08, pulled from the aux out of my Bose L1 Compact. Dare I mention that I pieced them together in poor little iMovie, if only because I’ve doubts about how well Adobe Premiere Pro would run on my 2013 MacBook Air. [Hey, Apple? Adobe?]

I’ll have yet more videos coming up, including a bonus second video, this week, so, keep following me here or on FaceBook for that update.

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

Music Video: Saint Charles Coffee House

This is rough. It’s a camcorder take, from a weird angle, with posters upstaging me. We made no attempt at getting great audio. For that, I would have taken the audio from the board. We really just wanted to see how it would turn out, ad hoc. We also wanted to see what an index finger looked like up close on YouTube.

We’re going to work on it, but here’s a rough, homemade at a venue video. Thanks to my wife and daughter, who had plenty else to contend with, but nevertheless took a minute to set this up and let it roll.

I know you’re laughing, Clavey!