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Irish traditional - Old Friends Set

So I've been consumed with learning Irish traditional music for the past year, and was finally able to trek down to VA to see my old pal Ian and have him help me record a few sets of tunes. This rough mix is so far my favorite of the bunch. [more inside]
posted by gorbichov on Nov 17, 2017 - 0 comments

An Spealadoir

I'm baaaaaack! After quite a hiatus, during which much has happened, but myself and a friend were in the recording studio to make an album. Thought you fine folks would like a sample. This is a traditional song in the Irish language called "An Spealadoir", or the Hay cutter. My friend and I joke that of all the big songs in the Irish tradition about shipwrecks, wars, love lost and emigration, she managed to pick a song about cutting grass. Enjoy!
posted by LN on Sep 27, 2017 - 5 comments

Harvest Home

A day late for St. Patrick's Day, but here's an Irish tune. Not quite as triplet-y as you'd hear it from a bona fide Celtic player.
posted by mandolin conspiracy on Mar 18, 2017 - 2 comments

Fairytale of New York

It's almost December, so it's time for this classic holiday song, originally by the Pogues with Kirsty MacColl! [more inside]
posted by litlnemo on Nov 29, 2014 - 7 comments

John Irwin

My version of Turlough O'Carolan's tune John Irwin, for fingerstyle guitar. [more inside]
posted by gorbichov on Nov 23, 2014 - 6 comments

Hardiman the Fiddler

An Irish traditional tune - a slip jig - played in clawhammer banjo style on the guitar. [more inside]
posted by gorbichov on Nov 2, 2013 - 8 comments

Eochaill

A song I did for a competition two weeks ago. [more inside]
posted by LN on Nov 19, 2012 - 4 comments

The South Side Irish

Just released. In time for St Patrick's Day - a song about the Chicago South Side Irish. You can also see it on Youtube. Video features vintage photos. Cheers! *Lyrics are NSFW *
posted by Bighappyfunhouse on Mar 9, 2012 - 1 comment

I Want To Live In Hotels

A new song by The Peter O'Tooles. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Oct 7, 2010 - 2 comments

And He Cried

The spate of suicides by bullied gay teens has been weighing heavily on me; here's a song from my Celtic punk band The Peter O'Tooles on the subject. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Oct 1, 2010 - 6 comments

NSFW

A rehearsal demo for my Irish-American garage band, The Peter O'Tooles; revised from an earlier version. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Apr 8, 2010 - 0 comments

WT Fuck

A rehearsal demo of a rejiggered older song, meant for my Irish-American garage band, The Peter O'Tooles. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Apr 7, 2010 - 0 comments

Do You Kiss My Girlfriend With That Mouth

A whole lot of naughty in two minutes in this practice demo for my Irish-American band, The Peter O'Tooles. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Apr 4, 2010 - 0 comments

I'm Going to Bangor

Another rehearsal demo for my Irish-American band, the Peter O'Tooles. This one is a bit naughty. Apologies to anybody actually from Bangor. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Apr 1, 2010 - 3 comments

If You Was Shane MacGowan You'd Be Dead By Now

A practice demo of a song arranged for my Irish-American band, The Peter O'Tooles. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Mar 31, 2010 - 3 comments

Kilkenny Square

The demo of a reworked version of an older song, arranged for my Irish-American band, The Peter O'Tooles. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Mar 30, 2010 - 6 comments

Ode on an Irish Pub

Who's getting wasted today? I said Who's Getting Wasted?! Well alright!! Hope you're drinking lots of green beer, remember to tip your bartenders. We've been Tam and the Shanters, thanks for coming out tonight! [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on Mar 17, 2010 - 17 comments

Paddy O'Shay

A very rough demo of a new song for the Peter O'Tooles about a remarkable man. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Nov 18, 2009 - 0 comments

The Great Bush River

A song for the Peter O'Tooles about a famous river in Northern Ireland, although it is conceivable that there is some additional, and less savory, meaning to the song. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Nov 16, 2009 - 0 comments

I'll Be Fine

An Irish air for the Peter O'Tooles about the unintended and disappointed effect of too much alcohol on an amorous evening. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Nov 14, 2009 - 0 comments

Whiskee

A drinking song in waltz time for the Peter O'Tooles, telling a tale of semi-sober pub hookups; loosely borrowed from "Irish Lullabye." [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Nov 12, 2009 - 0 comments

County Down

A song for the Peter O'Tooles where I seem to be using the names of locations in Ireland as a metaphor for oral sex, which I am sure they don't appreciate and for which I apologize. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Nov 11, 2009 - 0 comments

She Too Rah'd My Loo Rah'd

A love song, and, possibly, an extremely flithy one; second song for the Peter O'Tooles. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Nov 10, 2009 - 1 comment

Derry Pair

The first song for my new Irish band, The Peter O'Tooles, about a comely young woman from Derry and her desirable fruits. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Nov 4, 2009 - 0 comments

XXIV

Adapted from a poem by James Joyce, from his collection "Chamber Music." [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Oct 10, 2009 - 0 comments

The Money Rolls In

A rewrite of a traditional bawdy song about an untoward way to make money. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Aug 19, 2009 - 1 comment

Jenny

Am Irish-styled song about a girl for a brass quartet, harmonica, and a big bass drum. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Aug 13, 2009 - 4 comments

Who's Got the Nerve

A St. Patrick's Day song from my pierced and tattooed puppet, Sailor Martin. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Mar 17, 2009 - 0 comments

The Boys of the 10th

A new song. An Irish-ballad inspired soldier's tale. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Jul 30, 2008 - 2 comments

God Damn You Tom Brown

Part of my old songs series, where I do lo-fi recordings of songs written years and sometimes decades ago. This one is a sort-of Irish folksong about a very mean man. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Jun 22, 2008 - 0 comments

St. Anne's Reel

A classic. On mandolin. What more could you want? Nice and short to boot. [more inside]
posted by kjell on May 29, 2008 - 3 comments

Gaoth Barra na dTonn

My take on this wonderful Irish Gaelic song, which I learned from Clannad, and which was written by Diarmuid MacDiarmada. Donegaler Mefites, please don't kill me if I've mangled the pronunciation! [more inside]
posted by LN on Sep 13, 2007 - 3 comments

Bonnie Blue Eyed Nancy

Not written by me, a song I learned ages ago in Ireland. Not much is known of where it comes from, apart from having been collected from Bess Cronin 30 years ago. I learned it from Phil Callery. I love this song for its soaring melody line; you really do imagine you're standing at the top of a mountain!
posted by LN on Aug 29, 2007 - 6 comments

Rideau Ramble

You people are dangerous for my ego. Something a bit different now; a song in praise of my hometown of Ottawa, Ontario. This song was written for the 175th anniversary of the construction of the Rideau Canal. The tune is by a well-known local Irish musician, Frank Cassidy. This tune has a two-octave-and-a-note range, folks. Don't try this at home.
posted by LN on Aug 24, 2007 - 8 comments

Barley & Grape Rag

A cover of the Rory Gallagher track. I decided to learn this tune instead of doing some proper work today. I think I definitely need to find where I put that pop shield....
posted by TwoWordReview on Jun 4, 2007 - 2 comments

Níl na Lá

A wonderfully sloppy version of an old Irish folk tune, recorded for the laugh, wherin an old man goes into a pub and is told to hit the road until he produces a shilling and is told to stay til morning!
posted by TwoWordReview on May 7, 2007 - 4 comments

The Parting Glass (Fingerstyle w/ Violin)

Fingerstyle arrangement of a trad tune, features backing violin by Gretchen Lohse.
posted by The White Hat on Jan 17, 2007 - 10 comments

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