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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 World Turned Upside Down - A protest song by Leon Rosselson accompanied on electro-acoustic guitar. Ironically St George's Hill mentioned in the song (in Weybridge, Surrey, UK) is now a private gated community. (2:53) : Watch on YouTube

The Butcher and The Parson - A traditional English folk song collected in Somerset in the early 20th century. (4:12) : Watch on YouTube

Bottle of Wine - A song written by Tom Paxton in the sixties. (2:20) : Watch on YouTube

A Tune in F Major - A little improvised track on a synth, with a little help from the viola and horn sections of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. (2:47) : Watch on YouTube

Hal-An-Tow - A song/dance from the annual Helston Furry Dance, which is usually celebrated on 8 May. (2:56) : Watch on YouTube

When The King Enjoys His Own Again - Originally written to revive the dwindling interest in the Royalist cause of Charles I and subsequently modified to support the restoration of Charles II. (2:52) : Watch on YouTube

Three East European Folk Tunes - Three folk tunes from East Europe played on a variety of synth instruments. Goro Golema from Macedonia), Sinoć Ja I Moja Knoa (Bosnia) and Ihimanska Kopanica (Bulgaria). The tunes have interesting tempos 7/8, 2/4 and 11/8 respectively. (4:52) : Watch on YouTube

Rosin The Bow - A popular drinking song originally published in America, probably of British or Irish origin, tells the tale of an old fiddler who wants to be buried with his beloved whiskey. (3:38) : Watch on YouTube

Yes We Have No Tomatoes - A parody on Yes, We Have No Bananas. Spoken. (2:03) : Watch on YouTube

Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D Major (5:26) : 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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