Matt McGinn – Bubblegum (Ft Ciara O’Neill)

The last line in this wonderful Irish song is “The Hunger Strikes have started”. It’s not often you get to hear references to one of the most tumultuous times in Irish history mentioned in a modern folk song. Bubblegum is a nostalgically emotive ballad that tells of one girl’s experiences of 1981. It was written […]

Long Balconies – A Lazarus Soul (Irish Folk)

Here’s a wonderful piece of street rhyme from working class Dublin band, A Lazarus Soul, relatively new to the wider music scene. The emotive lyrics speak of life in the tenement flats of inner city Dublin before they were demolished in an ongoing program of gentrification. Rose-tinted spectacles are all-too commonplace, and its certain that […]