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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.

More recently I have been creating music tracks for meditation, relaxation, massage, yoga and therapy, as well as creating electronic pieces. These are included here, too.

The Dark Eyed Sailor - A classic "broken token" ballad. When, after many years, the lovers are reunited, the young sailor tests his love's fidelity and she proves true (3:51)

The Hills Of Greenmore - (also known as The Granemore Hare) written by Owen McMahon of Tassagh, Co. Armagh (3:01)

Nimrod - Elgar's Nimrod from Enigma Variations played on a synthesised organ. (3:07)

The Bonny Black Hare - a slightly risqué (or bawdy depending on your point of view) British folk song, unaccompanied (2:21)

Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream - An anti-war song by Ed McCurdy, written in 1950 and recorded by over 50 artists. (2:19)

State Anthem of Ukraine - The State Anthem of Ukraine (1:12)

Largo - Largo from from Handel's opera Serse (or Xerxes). Also known as Ombra Mai Fu - Handel goes electronic. (4:08)

Wachet Auf - J S Bach's cantata Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimme, BWV 140, also known as Sleepers Wake, given a digital treatment (4:28)

Once I Loved A Maiden Fair - a wholly digital piece of music, untouched by human hand; the tune was registered in 1629 and was written by Thomas Symcocke (2:22)

Paul's Dream - A 21-minute track for meditation, relaxation, massage, yoga or therapy. (21:15)

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You can also view these videos on my Youtube channel.

Coming soon...

The Last Rose Of Summer - A poem by Thomas Moore, here set to a traditional Irish air (Aisling an Óigfhear); accompanied on synthesised strings

Happy Days - A 5-minute (almost) track for meditation, relaxation, massage, yoga or therapy.

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