Graham Irwin: My music
Here is a selection of videos of some of my music (latest additions first). My musical taste is mostly British and Irish folk, both traditional and contemporary. I shall be adding a new video each week.
Whitsun Dance - a contemporary English folk song; words by Austin John Marshall, tune traditional; tells how women kept Morris dancing traditions alive during WW1
Drink Down The Moon - a traditional (and a trifle risqué) English folk song, one of several versions of this song
One Misty Moisty Morning - a traditional English folk song, based on a children's nursery rhyme
Two Dance Tunes - Vandals of Hammerwich (a Morris dance tune from the Lichfield tradition) and La Mourisque (a 16th century Flemish dance tune written by Tylman Susato)
Here Come The Navvies - words by Ian Campbell, tune traditional
Fiddlers' Green - a contemporary folk song by John Conolly
Eight Shillings A Week - a protest song from 1830 by John Ashton, with an alternative verse by Ian Campbell; a harbinger of the Peasants' Revolt
Broadside Man - a contemporary folk song by John Conolly and Bill Meek
Where Have All The Flowers Gone - a modern folk-style song by Pete Seeger
Cushie Butterfield - by George "Geordie" Ridley, a Geordie parody of the London music hall song Pretty Polly Perkins of Paddington Green
You can also view some of these videos on my Youtube channel.
Rambleaway - a traditional English folk song, also known as Derry Down Fair
Far Away In Australia - variant of a traditional Irish folk song by Derek Warfield and Tom Byrne
Blowin' In The Wind - by Bob Dylan (it could have been written yesterday...)
I have developed a simple script to aid transposing chord sequences for song and tunes. You can try it here.