Victims of Irish Music Coming Soon

Finally getting close to finishing this compilation CD. I’ve been planning this compilation for a while. It’s an album of mostly all-instrumental Irish music that I am compiling. I finally finished the track listing. The album sounds great. Here’s what I have on it:

  1. “Cooley’s Set (Reels: Cooley’s Reel,/Sporting Paddy/Toss The Feathers)” by Wild Clover Band from Behind the Blarney
  2. “Sleeping Under The Tables Set” by Kennedy’s Kitchen from A Pocketful of Lint
  3. “Lannigan’s Ball/Rambling Pitchfork/Tar Road Sligo” by Cady Finlayson from Harp and Shamrock
  4. “Staten Island Hornpipe/Morpeth Rant” by The Jolly Rogues from Captain Billy’s Privateers
  5. “The Gneeveguilla Reel/Drag her Round the Road/The Golden Keyboard” by Arabesque from Glen Road to Cordoba
  6. “The Boys from Blue Hill/Cherish the Ladies” by Bow Triplets from One Spot On Earth
  7. “Princess Royale” by Thomas “Doc” Grauzer from Infernal Harp Racket
  8. “Chicago Trippin up the Stairs by Boston Blackthorne from Better Late Than Ever
  9. “Rocky Road to Brenham” by Celtic Stone from Digital Traditions
  10. “Geordie Lad” by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer from Thumb Twiddling
  11. “Old Grey Cat” by Marc Gunn & The Dubliners’ Tabby Cats from Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers
  12. “Congress Reel” by Poitin from Live!
  13. “The Road to Lisdonvarna/Morrison’s Jig” by Vince Conaway from Distractions from the Muse
  14. “Polkas and Slides” by The Tea Merchants from The Tea Merchants
  15. “Banks of Spey/High Road to Linton” by Highland Fling from Highland Fling
  16. “Campbell’s Farewell to Red Gap/Newcastle” by Bedlam Bards from Furious Fancies
  17. “The Skylark/Humours of Tulla/Lucy Campbell’s” by Culann’s Hounds from Year of the Dog

It sounds fantastic!

Incidentally, the title of the album came from a phrase I saw on a book I borrowed from Doc Grauzer about Irish music. As I recall, it mentioned how the British attempted to stomp out traditional music in Ireland, but nothing could stop it. The name sounded too cool to not use for something.

Announcing The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs

A compilation of our most-popular Irish drinking songs about drinking. Marc drinks. Andrew drives. This partnership has led to one of the most-productive Celtic music groups in Texas. Though one half of the Brobdingnagian Bards does not drink, this doesn’t stop the duo from having a lot of fun singing their favorite Irish Drinking Songs. You don’t have to drink alcohol to enjoy this fun compilation of the Brobdingnagian Bards most-popular songs about drinking.

The album is finished and includes the following songs: Beer, Beer, Beer, Black Velvet Band, Seven Drunken Nights, The Holy Ground, Lily the Pink, Old Dun Cow (MacIntyre!), The Orange and The Green, Come Out Ye Black and Tans, Rattlin’ Bog, Johnny at the Door, Finnegan’s Wake, Johnny Jump Up, Whiskey in the Jar, Wild Rover, A Begging I Will Go, Health to the Company.

Find out more about The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs.