The Streets of Ennis
The small market town of Ennis, with its narrow streets and numerous public houses is a bustle of activity by day and by night. I wrote this song in 1996 about a girl I saw often in Ennis and admired from afar but could never find the words to speak to. The song was the winner of the Newport song contest, held in Tipperary each September, and has since become a great favourite in Clare. The song features on The Ennis Singers Club cassette CLARE SONGS AND RARE SONGS.
A Rover no more
I wrote this song in Germany in June 2000, and performed it for the first time at the Bardentreffen in Nuremberg in the same year. It has recently been recorded by The Dubliners, the song may also be found on my own CD "Live in Nuremberg".
Song for Hamish
This song is dedicated to the memory of the late Scottish singer Hamish Imlach who was a friend of mine. The last time I met Hamish we sang and drank together long into the night and he asked me to write a song for him. This is not the song I intended to write, but instead is a tribute to a wonderful man whom it was my pleasure to have known, the song features on my CD "Words".
We were there
In keeping with the contrary nature of the lrish it is fitting that the most popular sports in Ireland are Gaelic Football and Hurling, sports which few other than those of Celtic origin are familiar with. All 32 counties of lreland participate each year in the respective Championships and no other form of sport exites such passion amongst the Irish [...]