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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.

O'Carolan's Concerto - a digital version of this well-know tune (also known as Carolan's Concerto or Mrs Power) written by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738) (2:23)

Remember The Alamo - an historically inaccurate song about the Battle of the Alamo by Jane Bowers (1921-2000) (3:11)

Ruby Tuesday - it's not a folk song; written by Keith Richards, a top ten hit for The Rolling Stones and for Melanie (3:00)

The Dancing - a contemporary song by Andy Shanks and Jim Russell, based on the reminiscences of 101 year-old Mary (4:21)

Relaxing Paul's Moon - A 12-minute track for meditation, relaxation, massage, yoga or therapy. (12:07)

The White Cockade - a common theme of a young man going off to war leaving his lass behind; sadly in this case, he doesn't return (3:32)

The Smuggler - Traditional/Ian McCalman based on a poem from A Pilgrimage to the Land of Burns by Hew Ainslie (4:53)

Three Jolly Rogues - a fun traditional English folk song; introducing the kazoo (2:24)

Admiral Benbow - one of two songs that tell the tale of John Benbow's naval victory and his demise (4:15)

There But For Fortune - by Phil Ochs, a sixties chart hit for Joan Baez (3:15)

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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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