The Pogues – The Sick Bed Of Cuchulainn [Irish Folk Rock]

The Pogues are a raucous lot. They are the stuff of legend in Ireland and anywhere Irish people assemble, which is a lot of places across the world. Although a Hiberno-English band, their sound is all Irish, as is their attitude. They would be classified as a trad/folk punk band, but are so much more. […]

Lisa O’Neill – England Has My Man [Irish Folk]

Lisa O’Neill is from Cavan close to the English-imposed border in Ireland. She is a fairly fresh voice on the Irish folk scene and a favourite of local DJs who know their music. He voice is certainly distinctive and her lyrics are insightful and profound. She is one to watch for the future. If you […]

Irish Folk Ballad – Slieve Gallion Braes

This renowned and beautiful Irish ballad was reputed to have been written by James McGarvey from the County Derry portion of Slieve Gallion mountain. The mountain itself is divided between counties Derry and Tyrone although the vast majority is in the former, the latter being a veritable wasteland full of head-the-balls. This rendition is performed […]

The Pogues – Thousands Are Sailing

Originally posted on Rebel Voice:
A haunting ballad from one of the greatest bands of all time. This song evokes the memories of all those who were failed by the authorities in Ireland, be those authorities colonial or Irish. Millions have been forced to emigrate due to unnecessary hardships and deprivations in our beautiful land,…

Luke Kelly – Scorn Not His Simplicity [Folk]

This haunting ballad was written by the Derry song-writer, Phil Coulter, for his disabled child. Coulter was insistent that Luke Kelly should be the one to sing it. He recognized the strength of Luke’s voice and the passion that he would bring to the song. The version here contains some static. There are other studio […]

Oasis – The Masterplan (Brit rock)

Yet another stonking great hit from the crazy lads from Manchester. Their back catalogue is almost as impressive as their ability to fight with all and sundry. If you enjoyed this, please share

Jackson Browne – The Load Out And Stay [Rock]

In this beautiful ballad, Jackson Browne pays a much deserved tribute to the roadies who ensure that the performers appear as stars. It was recorded live at the BBC in 1978. Browne certainly has staying power and Rebel Voice says more power to him. If you enjoyed this, please share