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 […]