With St Patrick’s Day coming, thousands of Irish music fans will be polishing up the old vocal chords in readiness for a session of hard drinking and hearty singing. The Wild Rover will no doubt be near the top of the list – every year thousands of people belt it out enthusiastically in between sips… Continue reading Is the Wild Rover an anti-drinking song?
Because of its title, Whiskey in the Jar is often seen as a drinking song, celebrating the wild life. That doesn’t really do it justice though. Whiskey in the Jar isn’t really about drinking at all; it’s about rebellion against authority and has a sub-plot involving betrayal by a lover.
Irish singer Ronan Keating and the legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach have released a video to promote their collaborative album, When Ronan Met Burt. The album features the fomer Boyzone star singing some of Bacharach’s most famous songs such as I’ll Never Fall in Love Again and Make It Easy On Yourself. The video features shots… Continue reading When Ronan Met Burt
Bob Dylan will top the bill at a new Irish music festival being held in London. The London Feis will take place in Finsbury Park on 18th June. Booking Dylan is seen as a major coup for the new festival which says it will be an exclusive UK performance.
Irish singer Christy Moore is backing the Save Ireland’s Forests Campaign. The campaign, led Andrew St Ledger, fears that the national forests could be a risk if they are sold to a Swiss company and possibly other private investors.