I'd Like to Thank You
Thanks to all the people who have helped me reach this point on my
this song is for you
Written from experience, busking with members of my family during the 70's
Con would say 'I suppose they're no harm when offering a cigarette.
He died of cancer and on the night he died, this song came to me.
I play it to a cigarette
Love Your Lady
Intended to help some of the young men asking young men's questions.
Who starts the War
This song was written while working with and singing peace songs to
during the troubles of the 70's-90's.
From a very early age it was my ambition to donate 100 whole units of
which I fulfilled in my 65th year.. For many years I acted as a volunteer
with the Irish Blood Transfusion Service and wrote this song during that
The Parting Glass
I first heard this song at a memorial occasion for a friend
who had passed.
I later learned the song and felt moved to record it as a requiem.
Recorded In the Star of the Sea Church in Goleen,
this track is dedicated to those who have passed before me
and those who will pass after me .
You will hear the wind, between the words,
which to me represents the spirits moving.
At a very young age I was warned that some would judge me
by the cleanliness of my fingernails and the shine on my shoes.
This song is probably a reaction.
Danny was a young fisherman friend who drowned in Dunmanus Bay in 1979.
This song came to me on the night of his death
A novitiate friend had asked me to sing at his ordination and I tried to
write a song with words
that the bearded man might have used.
Not strangers to the needle
This song and 'Drug Abuse' evolved while playing music on a weekly basis
to an organization of ex drug addicts, and listening to their stories.
Come on Beaver
Directed at my former self and the affluence of Canada,
on behalf of the opposite end of the economic scale in the Third World.
Like Your Heart is Kind, this song was inspired by the generosity of the
people of Ireland
Your Heart is Kind
Like Come on Beaver but with a wider scope, this song was inspired by the
generosity of the people of Ireland.
During my work on the campaigns to Save Dunmanus Bay and Save the Tara
landscape, I spent too long on a computer,
wrangling with bureaucracy and at the same time designing websites for the
campaigns and also commercially.