Carrickfergus (Gaelic for The Rock of Fergus) is a coastal town in the Occupied Six Counties of Ireland. The origins of this particular song are subject to much speculation, but the melody is believed to be from a Gaelic song titled, “Do Bhí Bean Uasal” (There was a Noble Woman) which has been attributed to the […]
Here’s a lullaby from one of the most influential folk singers ever to have emerged from the USA. Arlo Guthrie is the son of Woody Guthrie, nemesis of fascism. If you enjoyed this, please share
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 […]
This is a thoughtful song from the master storyteller, Ralph McTell. – If you care, give it a share –
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 –
The Ballad of Moss-Free Refrain: […]
Troubadours such as Damien Dempsey have been singing the songs and telling the tales of their lands for thousands of years. Their melodies have echoed across our globe. Long may they continue.