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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, but not exclusively, British and Irish folk, both traditional and contemporary. I have taken inspiration from Steeleye Span, John Kirkpatrick, Ian Campbell, John Conolly, Shirley Collins, The Albion Band, Fairport Convention, Strawhead, Martin Carthy and many others. I shall be adding a new video each week.

Malt's Come Down - a traditional English folk song from the 16th century; last verse by yours truly (3:04)

Davy Lowston - a traditional New Zealand song, based on real-life events of a group of sailors who were stranded for almost 4 years on Open Bay Islands in 1810 (3:32)

God Speed The Plough - a traditional British folk song, tune by Eric Winter; also known as The Farmer's Toast or The Jolly Farmer (5:07)

The Golden Vanity - a story of betrayal; one of several versions of the song. Sorry, but it doesn't have a happy ending :( (4:26)

Banks Of The Bann - a traditional Irish folk song (3:10)

Scarborough Fair - a well-known traditional English folk song (3:01)

The Wild Rover - a traditional Irish drinking song (3:12)

New York Girls - a traditional capstan shanty, origin uncertain (3:26)

Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy - a traditional British folk song probably from the 18th century (3:37)

Freeborn Man - a contemporary folk song by Ewan MacColl (3:33)

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You can also view these videos on my Youtube channel.

Coming soon...

Seven Daffodils - a popular song written by Lee Hays and Fran Moseley

Just As The Tide Was A-flowing - a traditional folk song from southern England

Both Sides Now - by Joni Mitchell, a hit for Judy Collins in 1968


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

(Esc - close / k - pause)