Monday, 17 March 2008

HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY - Irish Music Mixtapes

Dear friends, family, and friends of friends,

Happy St Patrick's Day

To celebrate.... a selection of Irish music.

:: 1 ::

1 Paddy Glackin with Donal Lunny - The Last House In Connaught/The Gooseberry Bush
2 Paddy Glackin with Donal Lunny - The Dispute At The Crossroads/The Queen Of May/Jenny's Chickens
3 The Bothy Band - Farewell To Erin
4 The Bothy Band - The Balintore Fancy
5 The Bothy Band - Tiocfaidh An Samhradh
6 Moving Hearts - Irish Ways and Irish Laws
7 Moving Hearts - Tribute to Peadar O'Donnell
8 Moving Hearts - The Storm
9 The Bothy Band - The Green Groves Of Erin (Live)
10 The Bothy Band - The Flowers Of Red Hill (Live)
11 Planxty - Tabhair Dom Do Lamh
12 Moving Hearts - May Morning Dew

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If you are familiar with Irish music, you may have spotted the common link in all these recordings is my father, Donal.
This St Patricks Day he is giving a concert in Auckland as part of the Green Fire Islands event, a fascinating project.

This is a small selection of his work, which runs to well over 100 releases.
If you want a good introduction to his music I heartily recommend the
retrospective collection "Journey", available now from Amazon, click here.


:: 2 ::

1 Moving Hearts - The Lark
2 The Bothy Band - Rip The Calico
3 The Bothy Band - The Maids Of Mitchelstown
4 Moving Hearts - Finore
5 Planxty - As I Roved Out
6 The Bothy Band - Calum Sgaire
7 Matt Molloy - Heathery Breeze, Long Strand
8 Matt Molloy - The Bush In Bloom, Drogheda Bay, Jenny's Chickens
9 Paddy Glackin with Donal Lunny - Sporting Paddy/John Doherty's/McFarley's
10 Paddy Glackin with Donal Lunny - Paddy Rambles through the Park

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A bunch of tracks by Marxman (a band I was in some time ago) were recently uploaded
for a forthcoming article in Dublin's State Magazine. Click here to peruse and download.

By request, my Christmas/NYE podcast 2006 has been re-uploaded, four hours of good tunes, click here.


Other stuff:
John Niven's "Kill Your Friends". A gleeful Hunter S. style coked-up demolition of the music industry
full of familiar names and close to the bone anecdotes. Its tremendously dark, funny and filthy... click here.

Zeitgeist The Movie:
Picking up 9/11 where Loose Change left off, Zeitgeist also contains a fascinating theory on the origins of belief systems,
some interesting observations on the nature of our global economy, and thoughts on where it could all be headed.
Highly recommended, visit

*** we say farewell to St Patrick let us consider the words of G. Massey, from Zeitgeist:

"They must find it difficult...
Thos who have taken authority as the truth,
Rather than truth as the


Wherever you are in the world, have a good one.
Oisin x



Photos taken at the peak of Mount Errigal, Donegal, 1998
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Christmas / NYE 2006 mixtapes (Repost)

Reposted by request - over four hours of music,
designed to be enjoyed individually or back to back.

Love Will Tear Us Apart - Nouvelle Vague
Last Orders - The Memory Band
Plastic Halo - Hafdis Huld
Most Days - Mojave 3
Dirty Ole Dub - Paul Murphy
Andy Warhol - Chris Coco
Underground Vibes (live) - DJ Cam
Turquoise Hexagon Sun - Boards of Canada
Woozy With Cider - James Yorkston
Theme - Jon Brion
Comptine D'un Autre Été: L'après Midi - Yann Tiersen
Injoy - Sol Seppy
Painbirds - Sparklehorse
Long Way Home - Tom Waits
The Rifle - Alela Diane
City Middle - The National
You Can Never Hold Back Spring - Tom Waits
Two Good Men - Woody Guthrie
Slow Bosa - Ted Barnes
Ocean Breathes Salty - Sun Kil Moon

Download part one here - artwork here

La Ritournelle - Sebastian Tellier
Diagonals - Stereolab
Listening Wind - Talking Heads
Sailing By Night - Department Of Eagles
A Minha Menina - Os Mutantes
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
Free Man - The Ethiopians
Concrete Schoolyard - Jurrasic 5
Buggin' Out - A Tribe Called Quest
Beija Flor - DJ Cam
The Age Of Self - Robert Wyatt
All Caps - Madvillain
"Instrumentals" Volume 1 - Arthur Russell
Somtimes I Rhyme Slow - Nice & Smooth
Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
Elsewhere - The Starseeds

Download part two here - artwork here

Saragasso Sea - Salt Tank
Empty City Lights - Hearts Of Black Science
Chance - Mahogany
9 Churchill Drive - International Peoples Gang
Man Of Constant Sorrow - Skewiff
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) - The Fiery Furnaces
Casual Use - The Shortwave Set
Late Night Bus (Live) - The Longcut
Mud in Your Eye - Les Fleur De Lys
Mr. Pharmacist - The Fall
Human Fly - The Cramps
Debaser - The Pixies
Horny As A Dandy - Loo & Placido
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Do Nothing - The Specials
Lets Get Back Together - The Honeybees
Lonely Lover - The Four Tops
Wherever You Were - Bud Harper
Seven Days Too Long - Chuck Woods
Marlon Sea - Disco Del Mar

Download part three here - artwork here

Sky Train - The Creatures
Silver Screen (Thin White Duke Mix) - Felix Da Housecat
We Are Your Friends (Edison Club Mix) - Justice Vs Simian
Ross Ross Ross - SebastiAn
Make It Happen Playgroup
Everybody Party (Get Down) - The Firebolts
808 State - Pacific 202
kill 100 (carl craig remix) X-Press 2 Feat Rob Harvey
Acperience - Hardfloor
Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix) - The Prodigy
Brand New Funk (Suv Remix) - Adam F
Another Year - Royal Trux

Download part four here - artwork here