An Irish History and Cultural site, segregated by County and presented in verse and song
8 January 2018 – 891 song lyrics
About This Site
I began collecting and recording ‘County Songs’ in late 1980′s; abandoned it soon afterwards and resurrected it again in 2012. By May 2017, I had 28 County albums recorded with two more on the way. Now at 76 years old, the process has stalled somewhat and it’s unlikely I will complete the 32 albums before the Grim Reaper has his wicked way with me. I have a further 30 – 40 county song lyrics which I might get round to adding soon. My own personal site www.regkeating.ie has been getting more attention from me of late. It’s looking like being my swan song.
By the way, if you are passing through Youghal in County Cork on a Friday afternoon, there’s a good chance you will find me, my ukulele, and a few more ‘oul jossers singing songs in Moby Dicks bar on the quays. A bit like Last of the Summer Wine. Not sure which of us is Compo.
This Week’s Song
James Connolly - James Connolly was propped up in a chair and blindfolded before his execution on 12 May 1916. Father Aloysius, the priest attending the execution said to Connolly: ‘Will you forgive these men who are about to shoot you?’ Connolly replied: ‘I respect all brave men who do their duty’. More…
Album Of The Month
Some Themes for this week
This week’s Songwriter
This month’s Song Collector
John Edward Pigott - John Edward Pigott (1822–1871), music collector, was born in Kilworth, Co. Cork. He became friendly with Thomas Davis of the Young Ireland movement. They published advertisements in The Nation asking those who had Irish tunes to send them in. This started the Pigott Collection More…