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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.

Ay Waukin O - A Scottish song of unrequited love. (3:43) : Watch on YouTube

Poor Old Man - A shanty, accompanied on electro-acoustic 6-string and 12-string guitars and a Merlin dulcimer guitar. (3:19) : Watch on YouTube

Ally Bally - Originally an advertising jingle written by Robert Coltard (1832-80), the song has long been used as a lullaby. (3:03) : Watch on YouTube

Rigs O' Marlow - A Morris dance tune played with synth strings. (2:38) : Watch on YouTube

Lowlands Away - A sea shanty of unknown origin. (4:39) : Watch on YouTube

I'm a Man You Don't Meet Every Day - A Scottish or Irish song from the music hall. (2:40) : Watch on YouTube

Warm Waters - A short ambient track for healing, relaxation, meditation, therapy, etc. (5:04) : Watch on YouTube

The Jovial Broom Man - The words are by Richard Climsell c. 1630 and the tune is a polka known as Jamaica, aka The Slow Men of London. (2:27) : Watch on YouTube

Watkin's Ale - A risqué Elizabethan ballad. Say no more. (3:53) : Watch on YouTube

I Want You - Bob Dylan's 1966 song. (4:01) : Watch on YouTube

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You can also view these videos on my Youtube channel.

And I'm on Bandcamp

Coming soon...

Captain Kidd - A popular song about the exploits of Captain William Kidd, a Scottish privateer, executed in London in 1701.

Geordie - A ballad widely known in Scotland and England, of which there are many versions.

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