Pub Songs #9: Rocky Road to the Best of Austin

Talking about the Brobdingnagian Bards’ upcoming one month tour. Songs: “Rocky Road to Dublin” by Brobdingnagian Bards from Songs of Ireland “Lounging in La La Land” by Ichabod from Geography Notes: House Concerts Tour of the East Coast Best of Austin Poll 2006   Rocky Road to Dublin traditional In the merry month of May, […]

Pub Songs #8: Seymoure Says Die Laughing with Sudden Death

It’s Father’s Day and I play some music from Seymoure and Sudden Death, aka Devo Spice. Songs: “The Pudding Song” by Seymoure from Seymoure Says “Spam” by Sudden Death from Die Laughing Notes: Things Celtic and Autoharp Lessons Weds, June 28, 2006 – Irish Sing-A-Long at Cactus Cafe with Campbell & Wilson Goth-O-Phile Friday, June […]

Pub Songs #6: Ritalin and Crappy Pirates

This week is just about the music. Here’s some fun songs. Songs: “Wild Colonial Boy” by StoneRing from Samhain “The Worst Pirate Song” by Ceann from Almost Irish “General Taylor” by Pandora Celtica from a Pandora Celtica Demo “Rhapsody in Ritalin” by Breastfed from Breasted EP Wild Colonial Boy traditional, as sung by StoneRing There […]

Pub Songs #4: Why Traditionalists Suck in Irish Music

Someone posted a hate message for my Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. It struck a sensitive chord with me. Notes: “Old Dun Cow” by Brobdingnagian Bards from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales Why Trad Nazis suck! Irish & Celtic Music Podcast Upcoming Show “When You’re Evil” by Voltaire from The Devil’s Bris Upcoming Shows: June 18, 2006, […]

Pub Songs #3: All For Me Grog and a New Show Format

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Pub Songs Podcast is undergoing a major change. The show started off with the plan to educate and teach pub songs from the around world. Alas, with all my podcasts, I was unable to keep up with my original plan. So rather than let this podcast fade entirely, I decided to turn […]

Pub Songs #2: Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye

Which came first the chicken or the egg. I first learned about “Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye” from a popular American version written during the Civil War. That song “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” was first published in 1863 as “Words and Music by Louis Lambert,” which was a pseudonym for Patrick Sarsfield, 1829-1892. Patrick […]

Pub Songs #1: Waxie’s Dargle

If you enjoy American folk music you might be familiar with this tune. The American version is called “The Girl I Left Behind”, but this is the Irish version of the song. It’s called “Waxies Dargle”. What does that mean? “Waxies” were candlemakers. “Dargle” referred to an annual trip that the Waxies made to the […]