Arlo Guthrie – City Of New Orleans [folk]

Arlo Guthrie is the balladeer son of Woody, no, not from Toy Story but from the proud folk tradition of the USA. Arlo is a great entertainer in his own right and performs this classic track admirably. The lazy rhythm is appealing of those who enjoy kicking back and chilling out with a beer or […]

Bob Seger – Turn The Page [Folk]

This is a poignant song from a folk legend not as well known as he should be on this side of the Atlantic. Rebel Voice hopes that readers will enjoy this treat. – If you enjoyed this, please share –

Doc Watson – Summertime [Folk]

This is a gentle melody from the blind balladeer. It should help ease you into your day, or sleep, whichever you prefer. Doc’s voice is a joy to behold. – If you care, give it a share –

Jackson Browne – Before The Deluge (Folk)

This is a beautiful track from the singer-songwriter, Jackson Browne. The lyrics in this haunting song are among some of the best ever written; poetry at its finest. The Irish among you may be more familiar with the Christy Moore version, yet this is a sterling performance by the man who wrote it. Enjoy! Enjoyed […]

Dublin In The Rare Old Times – Luke Kelly Version

This haunting and poignant song laments the changes that have taken place in Ireland’s capital city. Here it is performed by one of the greatest singers to have ever breathed the air of Ireland. Get yourself a tissue before listening to this you soppy so and so’s as you’ll need one. This song will getya […]

Worker’s Song – Dick Gaughan

This is a powerful ballad from the mighty Glaswegian balladeer, Dick Gaughan. It laments the use and abuse of the working class by the Establishment who manipulate them into fighting evil, pointless wars so that the rich get richer and the poor die. This haunting song could be sung by working men and women wherever […]

Don McLean – Vincent

This haunting ballad is about the Dutch artist, Vincent van Gogh. It’s a fitting tribute to a genius. McLean is at his very best in this performance. There’s surely great beauty in the simplicity of a man, his voice, his guitar and his dreams. – If you care, give it a share –

Brendan Behan – The Laughing Boy And Famous Quotes

Brendan Behan was a hard-drinking Dubliner born in 1923 and who died in 1964. Although in the IRA’s young wing of the Fianna from an early time, it was at the impetuous age of 16 that Behan joined the IRA and took himself off to England with only a suitcase full of explosives for company, […]

Frances Black – Irish Folk – Legal Illegal

This is a great protest song performed famously by the impressive Frances Black. It highlights the hypocrisy that exists in officialdom regarding what is and isn’t acceptable. This author had the pleasure, just a few short years ago, of attending a talk on women in Irish society when Frances was on the panel. She spoke […]