An Irish History and Cultural site, segregated by County and presented in verse and song

Recent Additions 

Antrim –
Belfast Town (2)
Cork –
Did you neer hear of the Blarney
Armagh –
Drowning of Young Robinson
Offaly –
Bold doubtful news

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 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. Reg 1

Reg Keating

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’. James-Connolly More…

Album Of The Month


Some Themes for this week

Easter Rising Civil War War of Independence

This week’s Songwriter

Peadar Kearney  –  Peadar Kearney (12 December 1883 – 24 November 1942) is most famous for his lyrics to “The Soldier’s Song(“Amhrán na bhFiann”),  now the Irish national anthem. More…

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…