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Mingulay Boat Song

Trad. sea song, composed in the 1930s by Scots composer Hugh Roberton. I learnt it from a pirate band who used to play at the Maryland Renaissance Fair. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Jun 2, 2021 - 4 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 - 6 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

no blade tom

...cuts like harp strings.
posted by dagosto on Nov 22, 2013 - 7 comments

The Last of the Very Few to Begin With

I wrote this because I'm supposed to be writing stories instead. All instruments are performed through the glass of the iPad except the recorders. This was triggered by a sudden affection for the sad mistiness of tin soldiers and their big, hopeless, losing battles. [more inside]
posted by thisclickableme on Jul 7, 2013 - 5 comments

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

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