Music

You can hear some of my songs on youtube and SoundCloud.  Here’s a few of my favourites.

Clasped to the Pig is a funny song about a man who drinks too much! Lyrics are here.

Speak Softly is a song my mother loved, that was actually written quite recently by a woman called Deirdre Scanlan.  Lyrics are here.

My Uncle John, who taught me Michael was Hearty, said it was about a “smart-arsed boy” who wanted to gain a beauty with a big dowry.  Unfortunately he settled for an ugly woman with money and in the end he got a raw deal. Lyrics are here.

Patsy McCann is a song well known and recorded by settled people, but was originally a travellers’ song, and all my family sing it. Lyrics are here.

Down that Road  was written by my grandfather, Johnny McCarthy. When his own young family  grew up and went off to work in England, he missed them and the travelling way of life sorely and he wrote this song.  It was my mother’s favourite and I’m very proud to sing that song as it means so much to me and my brothers and sisters.  Lyrics are here.