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.
Linstead Market - a parody of a traditional Jamaican folk song (3:34)
They'll Never Get Their Man - a nonsense song set around the Belfast linen mills; accompanied on mandolin and 12-string guitar (2:38)
Take Me To The Mothership - A little tune I composed. Played on keyboard using a metallic pad voice. What more to say... (2:31)
Star Of The County Down - an Irish ballad; words by Cathal MacGarvey (1866–1927), tune traditional (2:23)
The Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan's hit song from the sixties (3:37)
Both Sides Now - by Joni Mitchell, a hit for Judy Collins in 1968 (3:27)
Just As The Tide Was A-flowing - a traditional folk song from southern England (3:23)
Seven Daffodils - a popular song written by Lee Hays and Fran Moseley (4:11)
Malt's Come Down - a traditional English folk song from the 16th century; last verse by yours truly (3:04)
Davy Lowston - a traditional New Zealand song, based on real-life events of a group of sailors who were stranded for almost 4 years on Open Bay Islands in 1810 (3:32)
You can also view these videos on my Youtube channel.
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.