The Irish Rover- a funny, traditional Irish song about going to sea, and the difficulties therein. Not so much a sea shanty, but a tale popular in the 1910s around the large Irish national population in and around New York City. The song tells the story of a young man who has signed as crew … Read moreIrish Rover: New YouTube Video
Dirty Old Town is a favourite song in Ireland, though it was written by singer and songwriter Ewan MacColl about his hometown of Salford in the northwest of Manchester. It’s Irish popularity is certainly helped by the Pogues’ cover of the song. This, of course, led to its being called “a song about Dublin.” I … Read moreDirty Old Town: New Video on Youtube
No. 2 Holiday song in the UK charts 1987, the Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York” is a sweet Christmas song of love and derision in the Big Apple. Shane McGowan and the late Kirsty MacColl sang this duet, and now I’m recreating as best as one person can. I shot this –and most of my … Read moreFairytale of New York (Pogues w/ Kirsty MacColl cover)
In yet another act of haste and simplicity, I present yet another installation in my spate of new YouTube music videos — Arthur McBride. Check it out and please “Like” it if you do, indeed, like it. And, please, let me know if you have songs you’d love to hear and see in the future. … Read moreNew Video: Arthur McBride (and the Recruiting Sergeant)
New videos are coming! This one is my quick and dirty little cover of Steve Earle’s “Galway Girl”. Check it out here -> https://youtu.be/zF8M0ZpBjPc More are coming including at least one Christmas song. If you have songs you’d like to see, hear, and download, please let me know. You can comment here, or send me … Read moreNew Video: “Galway Girl” cover of Steve Earle
That’s right. On Oíche Samhna, I fell on the pavement and broke the extension on the head of my left elbow. I proceeded, two days on, to hop on a train to Saint Louis, MO. The next day, I took a train to Chicago, then one to Washington, DC, and, finally, to Fort Lauderdale, FL. … Read moreAch! I Broke My Olecranon!