Revolution – Fiach Moriarty (Irish Folk)

Here’s a timely ballad from a relative unknown, and up and coming star, of the Irish folk scene. If you like this, you can say that you heard this fine performer here first. If you don’t like it, then tell others that you heard it on the BBC… (ya gotta like his name if nothing […]

Dominic Behan – Sergeant William Bailey (Irish Rebel)

Many readers of Rebel Voice will know of Brendan Behan, poet, song writer, playwright and likable rogue. Fewer of you will be familiar with his younger brother, Dominic, who was five years his junior. Dominic Behan, who also went by his Gaelic name of Doiminic Ó Beacháin, was born on 22nd, October, 1918 and died […]

SOAK- B a noBody – Irish singer/songwriter

Here’s a folksy ballad from the Derry nightingale. Rebel Voice doubts that SOAK would appreciate being referred to in that way. She may identify better with a raven, falcon or chicken-hawk. We’ll let SOAK decide which of our feathered friends she most resembles. In the meantime, think baby ostrich or rhea or even kiwi. If […]

Stockton’s Wing – Beautiful Affair [Irish Folk]

At one time Stockton’s Wing were a household name in Ireland. In many homes they still are, but sadly the popularity of folk music has declined of late due to the widespread promotion of manufactured cac. Yet every now and then DJs in the know dig out a classic track and it gets some airplay. […]

SOAK- Sea Creatures – Derry Songstress

Here’s a gentle melody to ease you through your day. This young songstress from the North of Ireland is making waves across the island of late. She is exceptionally individual in her approach to her craft and a welcome change to the manufactured guff that is being peddled continuously within the industry. Enjoy! If you […]

The Saw Doctors – Joyce Country Ceili Band [Irish folk]

The Saw Doctors were once both the bees knees and dog’s bo**ocks in Ireland. They were never off the TV or radio and for very good reason. They played great music. Their lyrics were not on a par with McGowan or Cohen or Dylan or Dempsey, but they were fun and catchy and memorable. A […]

Goats Don’t Shave – Las Vegas In The Hills Of Donegal [Irish folk]

A name that sticks in the memory and one particular song that still echoes across the mountains and glens of Ireland, Goats Don’t Shave were very big in the nineties where they rocked across the land sowing drunken revelry and dancing disorder wherever they stopped to play. It was an exhausting time for those who […]