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]
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!
My version of Turlough O'Carolan's tune John Irwin, for fingerstyle guitar. [more inside]
...cuts like harp strings.
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]
A new song by The Peter O'Tooles. [more inside]
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]