Going for Brogue: Irish Pub Songs and Sea Shanties with an Accent

Several years ago, I started the Irish Songs & Lyrics website to help musicians like learn new songs by ear. The site features Irish song lyrics, chords, and streaming audio files so you can listen to the songs you want to learn.

Unfortunately, the website stopped growing because we stopped recording. I decided to expand the website in 2006 by recording a bunch of Irish pub songs under a different name–4 Irish Whiskey. To make it more “authentic”, I recorded the songs with an Irish accent.

Then a year later, a fan sent me a book of sea shanties. I thought some of those songs would make nice additions to the website, so this time I took on a pirate persona and added new songs to the website.

Now I decided it is time to release the music officially under my own name. I remixed the songs and compiled the two CDs into one. It’s called Going for Brogue: Irish Pub Songs and Sea Shanties with an Accent. The CD features 19 Irish pub songs and sea shanties performed by yours truly with a variety of bizarre Irish accents. There’s over 68 minutes of music on one environmentally conscience CD. Going for Brogue is raucous fun that shines like the heart of Irish folk music.

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Track Listing:

  1. A Drop of Nelson’s Blood
  2. The Holy Ground
  3. The Night that Paddy Murphy Died
  4. Isn’t It Grand, Boys?
  5. Botany Bay
  6. Old Fenian Gun
  7. The Mermaid Song
  8. Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye
  9. Irish Rover
  10. The Humours of Whiskey
  11. Whisky in the Jar
  12. Fiddler’s Green
  13. Haul Away Joe
  14. All For Me Grog
  15. Bonnie Ship the Diamond
  16. The Foggy Dew
  17. Rattlin’ Bog
  18. Whiskey, Johnny!
  19. Mingulay Boat Song