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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

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

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

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