Skip navigation

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.

Hey Then Up Go We - A satirical song ridiculing the Puritans, an alternative tune to the one I recorded 3 years ago. (3:35) : Watch on YouTube

Cows Come Home - A short piece of calming ambient music played on a synth. (2:34) : Watch on YouTube

O Good Ale - A traditional British folk song, accompanied on an electro-acoustic 12-string guitar. (4:10) : Watch on YouTube

As Tears Go By - A modern ballad written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (attributed to Jagger/Richards/Oldham). (2:30) : Watch on YouTube

Malt's Come Down - An English song from the 16th century. A re-recorded version accompanied on an electro-acoustic 12-string guitar. (2:59) : Watch on YouTube

A Walk By The Sea - An ambient music track for relaxation, meditation, yoga, massage or therapy. (17:25) : Watch on YouTube

Home Boys Home - This is one of several versions of the song, said to be a capstan shanty, which also goes by the name of Rosemary Lane. (4:16) : Watch on YouTube

Whitby Bells - A contemporary folk song written by the late Dave Totterdell. It tells the story of the bells of Whitby Abbey which were removed at the Dissolution. (3:30) : Watch on YouTube

The Bay of Biscay - An Irish night visiting song accompanied on electro-acoustic guitar with added effects. (3:29) : Watch on YouTube

Pilgrims' Chorus - Wagner's Pilgrims' Chorus from the opera Tannhäuser, played by a synth brass quartet. (4:28) : Watch on YouTube

« 1 2 3 4 5 ... »

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.

(Esc - close / k - pause)