James Connolly’s 101st Anniversary

May 12th, 2017, Brooklyn, NY Today is James Connolly’s 101st anniversary. My Song ‘May 12th, 1916 – A Song for James Connolly’, will be on my next album which will be out in September. In the meantime here’s an impromptu live performance of the song with Glen Hansard and his band including Javier Más from…

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Fifty Shades of Grey

50 Shades of Grey off the Dublin coast today. Ballymore Eustace – Wexford, Tues Sept 13th, 2016   Two Dublin auld ones overheard on the train: “Did ya hear Trump is going for his medical now too? I’d say he’ll be grand apart from da missing brain.” The 65 bus comes tearing around the corner…

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New Song – Tour Countdown

On May 12th 2016 the grammy award winning singer Susan McKeown invited me to perform at Cooper Union, NYC. It was part of an event marking the 100th anniversary of the death of James Connolly. I wrote this song from the perspective of his daughter Nora and his wife Lily. Thanks Susan for the song challenge…

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