Dessie O’Halloran – Say You Love Me (Irish Trad)

Ireland has produced many great musicians over the years. Some are internationally recognised. Most are not. There are a lot of musical entertainers on Erin’s Green Isle who are household names in Ireland and few other places. One of these is Dessie O’Halloran, a singer and musician from the tiny island of Inisbofin (Island of […]

Fairport Convention – She Moved Through The Fair (Folk)

This magical Irish folk song is of unknown origin, but with its earliest incarnations to be found in Tír Chonaill. It has a melody said by some to have Oriental influences, but this may be coincidental. It tells of a young man who speaks of his fiance with awe as she travels through places in […]

The Sun Is Burning – Luke Kelly (Ian Campbell Song)

This haunting song was composed and written by Scottish folk singer, Ian Campbell, and first released in 1963 but made famous by Simon and Garfunkel, who included it on their first album, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M., one year later. It tells of the horrors of a nuclear blast and was written at a time when the […]

Altan – Maggie’s Pancakes (Irish Traditional)

Here’s a hit from the maestros of Irish music, Altan, from beautiful Tír Chonaill. This version of Maggie’s Pancakes is sure to get your feet tapping, probably enough to wear out the soles on your shoes. Altan are an Irish institution still encouraging audiences to kick up their heels after decades of success. Their longevity […]

Predator Alien Heard In Irish Woods?

The following brief video contains audio of a strange noise that was emanating from a forest on the slopes of the Mourne Mountains In Ireland. The walker (not a zombie) who recorded it is familiar with the sounds that trees can make when rubbing together, which can somewhat resemble the noise made by the Predator […]

Aslan – Crazy World (Irish Rock)

Here’s the biggest hit by one of Ireland’s favourite bands, Aslan, who were formed in 1982 and have 6 studio albums to date. Their name is taken from the lion in the C.S. Lewis series, The Chronicles of Narnia (Aslan is Turkish for lion, and Narnia is what Donald Trump calls his wife’s vagina (only joking about […]