The Fiddler of Dooney

The Fiddler of Dooney When I play on my fiddle in Dooney, Folk dance like a wave of the sea; My cousin is priest in Kilvarnet, My brother in Moharabuiee. I passed my brother and cousin: They read in their books of prayer; I read in my book of songs I bought at the Sligo […]

The Pogues – Lullaby Of London

Shane MacGowan is one of the greatest song-writers ever… that’s right… ever. The lyrics of this one demonstrate his genius. Never mind Dylan and his Nobel prize, MacGowan deserves one more than anyone (fuck it, give him two).

The Pogues – Streets Of Sorrow / Birmingham Six

This author remembers going to see The Pogues play in Belfast when this song first became public knowledge. It was banned by the British government in a blatant act of censorship. The British Surplass were determined to silence any mention of the injustice meted out to the various Irish people who were wrongly imprisoned in […]