Luke Kelly – The Lifeboat Mona (Folk)

Luke Kelly was a member of the globally renowned Irish folk band, The Dubliners. His strong vocals and intense passion for, and belief in, the songs he sang made him one of the foremost folk singers of his or any time. In this offering, he regales us with a ballad about a Scottish lifeboat named […]

Metallica – Turn The Page (Metal, “Sons of Anarchy” Soundtrack)

Formed in 1981, in LA, Metallica are one of the founders and most respected of the thrash metal bands. They are still going strong with a world tour in 2019 and commitments into 2020. In September, 2019, founding member of the group, James Hetfield, entered a rehabilitation program, a result of a hectic and high […]

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 […]

Kelly’s Heroes – Burning Bridges (Movie Soundtrack)

Kelly’s Heroes is a 1970 war movie about some opportunism within the US army as they discover a massive cache of gold being guarded by the SS. The enterprising individuals, led by Kelly – played by Clint Eastwood – set out to try to acquire the precious metal for their own use. Although it’s a solid […]

40 Greatest Film Soundtracks Of All Time? – Independent’s Choice

Many movies are entirely dependant upon a cracking soundtrack for any popularity they might receive. The best movies have the music as a bonus to a great story and cast. Musical content in any movie is massive. Whether it is a lyrically passive piece of orchestral music or a bitching hot rock track, the soundtrack […]

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 […]

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – Why Me? (Swing)

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy are from Ventura in southern California. They are a swing revival band formed by Scotty Morris in 1989. The band was originally formed in 1989 by leader Scotty Morris and has played at Super Bowl XXXIII. Their brand of music is a reminder of all those great black and movies from […]