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My Birthday

Posted by shanoah on April 14, 2009

Well, todays my birthday (and Tim’s, too, so happy birthday, Tim), so I feel I can ignore all themes and play whatever I feel like hearing. And I’m feeling on a bit of a celtic kick right now.

So, first, here is a traditional drinking song, John Barleycorn (must die), being sung live by Traffic.

Next we have a song written by Andy Stewart I’ve always loved, being performed by his super group, Silly Wizard. The song is “The Queen of Argyll” and it is not traditional, but is in fact, written by him. Hearing it, you would swear it was at least a few hundred years old, though.

And here’s another of their songs, “Donald McGillavry”.This one actually is traditional, and is a Jacobite song to commemorate the Battle of Culloden.

And here’s Willie Archer and The Banks of the Bann, which I’m mainly playing playing due to the rather entertaining opening by Andy Stewart, explaining the song.


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