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Many of the songs have midi song files which will play when you go to the page. There is a small control panel at the bottom of the lyrics for controlling the music.
The Bridge of Hope
CD released to raise funds for the victims of the Omagh Bomb
on the Moor
Story of one of my ancestors :0)
Willie Brennan an 18th. century Irish Robin Hood.
Poignant song written by Julie Miller.
I wish I was in Carrickfergus.
If you have any information on the history of
this song please let me know.
One of the many who came almost 100 years ago
to make a new life in America.
Fields of Athenry
Deported to Australia for taking food during hard times,
Comedy tale of woe
Moved Through The Fair
One of Ireland's most beautiful traditional songs
Artists & Groups I Like
Brian has a great way with an audience.
Iris and her songs have a special place in my heart
Mary's clear strong voice has made her a favorite worldwide.
If you have an album you'd like featured on "Images of Ireland" drop me a line at email@example.com
"The Life of Riley" by Canadian Celtic/light rock band The Life of Riley.
"The Auld Country" by Bob Reeder
The Life of Riley
Canadian Celtic/light rock band "The Life Of Riley" have carried out a series of concerts and released a CD with proceeds going to Breast Cancer research. The Album started as a normal dream project but during it's making band leader Larry Riley's wife Sharon developed breast cancer and died on March 7th 2000. Sharon was only 36 yrs, old, leaving behind 2 little children a 5 & 1/2 year old boy and a 3 & 1/2 year old girl.
Sharon sings two of the songs on the album and returned to the studio despite her illness to finish her vocals. Sharon made Larry promise to complete the album and donate the money to Cancer research. So far the group has raised $35,000 with a target of $60,000.
Paddy McDonough's: written by Larry Riley
Drum Beating: written by Larry Riley (sung by Sharon)
Little Miss Prissy: written by Larry Riley
Black Rock: written by Larry Riley/Goran Petrovic
Adam's Song: written by Larry Riley
The Spirit Of Anne Kelly: written by Goran Petrovic ( instrumental)
Lazy Day: written by Larry Riley
A Sailor's Prayer: written by Larry Riley (sung by Sharon)
Never Say Nay: written by Larry Riley
The Curse of Miss Brody: written by Larry Riley/ Goran Petrovic
The Leprechaun Song : written by Larry Riley
If you would like to buy a CD or make a donation to the fund, then send a cheque or a money order made to "The Sharon Colton Riley Fund" PO BOX 28, Lachine, Quebec H8S 2NO. The cost of the CD is just $20. taxes included. Please include $2.80 if you live in Quebec and Ontario, or $4.00 for all other regions..
Sharon Colton Riley
I can't even begin to imagine how
this would affect me or how helpless I would feel.
Larry has empowered himself, Sharon will live on in their music and others will be helped.
Please support this important
project. You can visit the bands website at http://lifeofrileyband.com
where you can find out the latest details.
Auld Country" Bob Reeder
Produced by Bob Reeder
heard Bob singing before so I didn't know what to expect. I hoped it
wouldn't be another repeat of what so many have done previous. I was
impressed, Bob has a style all of his own. He possesses what many
songwriters lack, the ability to paint vivid images in the listeners
head and a rich voice to make it all come true.
He has written half the songs on the album taking us on many journeys, into Irish Folklore, to the rowdy pub, the sea, or back into Ireland's eventful past.
One of the delights is the music content. Effort has been made to make this album special. Along with the usual instruments Bob introduces us many exotic ones with names like, saz, tar, cittern and kemanchen from the Middle East. The sounds feel real at home and rest easy on the Irish ear.
My Favourite Tracks
"The Wail of The Ban Sidhe" Wonderful chilling tale taking us to the edge of the grave.
O'Connell, And Me"
No better gift could
have been given to Bob by his Irish mother than the gift of music.
Auld Country Reprise"
I can't stress
enough how good the music is on this album, it gives the songs life,
emotion, Irishness, an ethereal spirit.
|Bob has been
entertaining for 20 years and is the best of craic live, keeping his
audience in stitches with his jokes and banter. If you're ever in the
Kansas City area you owe it to yourself to go along and see him. Visit
his web-site at: http://www.bobreeder.net
for further information.
Bob's latest album is a Live Performance double CD. It contains all the songs you'd like to hear and more. It captures the excitement and fun of his shows and the sound quality is first class. You can check it and his other albums out at: http://www.bobreeder.nett/GenStore.htm
Bob hasn't been to
Ireland since 1956 as a child but intends to come back to visit
relatives in the near future. He say's he would jump at the chance to
tour here. So you just never know,
Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh by David Schofield
If you want Traditional Irish music at its best then Altan's the place to start. They took their name from Loch Altan in Donegal. Singer and fiddler Mairead is such a dynamo. David has captured her spirit and soul in this photo. (Mairead has seen the photo and loved it.)
David is a a
professional sports photographer in the US and you can contact him at
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