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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

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Drink Down The Moon - a traditional (and a trifle risqué) English folk song, one of several versions of this song

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One Misty Moisty Morning - a traditional English folk song, based on a children's nursery rhyme

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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)

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Here Come The Navvies - words by Ian Campbell, tune traditional

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Fiddlers' Green - a contemporary folk song by John Conolly

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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

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Broadside Man - a contemporary folk song by John Conolly and Bill Meek

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Where Have All The Flowers Gone - a modern folk-style song by Pete Seeger

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Cushie Butterfield - by George "Geordie" Ridley, a Geordie parody of the London music hall song Pretty Polly Perkins of Paddington Green

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You can also view some of these videos on my Youtube channel.

Coming soon...

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...)

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I have developed a simple script to aid transposing chord sequences for song and tunes. You can try it here.