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This is my cover version of a recently written song about famine era Passage West, a port town in Co. Cork, Ireland. Written by John Spillane and released in 2009. John Spillane's myspace page is http://www.myspace.com/johnsp illane
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The Irish emigrated to England in the decades following the second world war. And one of the jobs they commonly held was laying "hot asphalt" this song chronicles an encounter with an unfortunate policeman who ended up falling into a barrel "full…read more
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An old folk song of american origin which has been adopted by the Irish folk scene. It tells the story of a broke traveller who is so impressed by the hospitality and dark beauty of a Creolo girl that he asks her to marry him, but is turned down…read more
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An old scottish song. Also sung by Luke Kelly of the Dubliners.
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Made popular in Ireland by Christy Moore
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The Irish emigrated to England in the decades following the second world war. And one of the jobs they commonly held was laying "hot asphalt" this song chronicles an encounter with an unfortunate policeman who ended up falling into a barrel "full…read more
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This song has everything. Love, betrayal, gunfights, hold ups, prison break outs and whiskey.
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Made popular in Ireland by Christy Moore
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Another Contempory song absorbed into the Irish folk / ballad scene. Again from the singing of Christy Moore
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An old scottish song. Also sung by Luke Kelly of the Dubliners.
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A song about working for a dodgy builder in England called McAlpine. Because of the harsh regimented working conditions his workers nicknamed themselves McAlpines "Fusiliers". From the singing of Ronnie Drew of the Dubliners.
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Robert Palomo said

Nice tenor banjo work.

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As Darren (the singer) described this song.. an Irish love triangle a man, a woman and a drink!
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Johnny Stone said

I dig this mate very cool.

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The Irish emigrated to England in the decades following the second world war. And one of the jobs they commonly held was laying "hot asphalt" this song chronicles an encounter with an unfortunate policeman who ended up falling into a barrel "full…read more
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Johnny Stone said

Nice one

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This is my cover version of a recently written song about famine era Passage West, a port town in Co. Cork, Ireland. Written by John Spillane and released in 2009. John Spillane's myspace page is http://www.myspace.com/johnsp illane
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Guest said

Best version of this song I have heard. Good job.

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This is my cover version of a recently written song about famine era Passage West, a port town in Co. Cork, Ireland. Written by John Spillane and released in 2009. John Spillane's myspace page is http://www.myspace.com/johnsp illane
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Johnny Stone said

Beautiful very well done.

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Celtic wings are Dave, Anto and Darren. We formed sometime around the middle of 2009. Together, we perform primarily Irish folk music of one sort or another. Its a mix of drinking songs, ballads, sea shanties with a healthy dollop of tunes (jigs, reels, polkas, hornpipes etc) thrown in. Band: Anto: Vocals, Guitar and Bodhran. Darren: Vocals and Bouzouki. Dave: Vocals, Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar, Bodhran. -Please excuse dodgy quality of uploaded songs. Proper recordings to follow at some stage (whenever we get around to making some!).
We are available for hire for pubs, clubs, parties, festivals etc all enquiries to irishpubnights@gmail.com

from Dublin, Ireland

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