THE NIGHT PARTING SONG
A love long relating the hurried and furtive meetings of two young lovers.
THE RHONNDA VALLEY SONG
A ballad bemoaning the closure of many of the Rhonnda Pits in the mid 1960's by Lord Robens. The song shows the terrible effects this decision had on traditional Welsh mining life, and the problem of unemployment. Johnny our fiddle player. collected this long while at College in England.
A Traditional Irish Reel
CARRICK MANNON LAKE
The classic story of unrequited love. A Song taken from our own native Co. Down and it is based around the locality of Downpatrick. This long has many different versions. Our thanks to Pat Treanor of Downpatrick for this particular version.
EARL OF MORAY
A song taken from 16th. century Scotland, relating the murder, by mistake, of the Earl of Moray.
Three very popular tunes from the County Kerry
AND THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA
A song evoking the same sentiments as Wilfred Owen's First World War Poem "Dulce et Decorum Est". A bitingly bitter criticism of enthusiasm for war. This song deals specifically with the disastrous Allied landing at Gallipoli in 1915.
A Single Jig in O'Neills collection given the slow treatment which makes a nice march.
DOGS OF WAR
A song sung by the author telling the story of the mercenaries who brought such tragedy to the natives of Angola. During this period the mercenaries were know as the Dogs of War.
A Poem written by a noted Irish Poet McCambridge. The story goes that a prospective emigrant to Scotland stood gazing across to that land visualizing his future. He felt so sad and lonely that he didn't bother to go.
HAUGHS OF CROMDALE
A song describing the chaos created by the clans which formed the Jacobite Army against the English invaders.