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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Irish Rebel Song – Some Say The Devil Is Dead

This folk classic is here performed by The Kilkennys (I wonder where they’re from?). They are accompanied by set dancers wearing ‘heavy shoes’ who provide a wonderful percussion for a time. – If you care, please give it a share –

Irish Folk Music -Planxty – The Blacksmith

This old track is performed by one of the foremost Irish folk and trad music groups. Planxty were in the vanguard of resurrecting an appreciation for folk music in Ireland. They sound as good today as they ever did. Listen for the pipes. – If you care, give it a share –