All Blog Posts Tagged 'songs' (7)

Hawkins' 'Own Native Land' a Merry Journey of Stories, Songs

Invite a seanchaí into your home . . . you will be glad that you did. With Jim Hawkins new CD, My Own Native Land: Stories and Songs of Ireland, that has never been easier. Hawkins’ debut album will carry you across the miles, over the waters and back in time.

When a colleague suggested that I review “My Own…

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Added by Bit Devine on March 21, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Building Your Irish Library

Ireland’s history, like that of most countries, is a mixture of history, legend, myth, ballad, and story.  Although part of my family came from County Tyrone in the years before the Famine, any stories from the family might have brought over seem to have slipped away over the…

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Added by Robert A Mosher on November 5, 2014 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Listen to the Music

My wife and I are becoming regulars at our local, The Four Provinces in Falls Church, Virginia, where they host a Monday night session, or seisiún, of Irish traditional music.  We love hearing live music of all kinds and have tried…

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Added by Robert A Mosher on October 2, 2014 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

From-Ireland: My Website

I didn't name my website last night so now I'll tell you a little about it.

It is called from-ireland and I created it about 2001.  A net friend taught me a little about web page creation and I don't mean the kind of web pages that we find free on the internet now, I mean he taught me code and what the 'source code' of a web page looks like.  I had to work from the back forward meaning I created pages in code and then looked at what the end result would look like.  After a while, I…

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Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 20, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Singer Promotes WW1 Music of Irish 'Tommies'

(First published 2/2/12) Dubliner Brendan MacQuaile’s book and one-man show, both titled …

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 11, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

'Cruiskeen Lawn' -- a family heirloom

Cruiskeen Lawn

A song I learned from my father, who learned it from his father. 

https://soundcloud.com/jredmond13-1/cruiskeen-lawn-1

Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on March 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

An old pub closing song -- 'The Parting Glass'

Parting Glass

An old pub closing song that also works well at funerals.The Parting Glass 

Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on March 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

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