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An Spealadoir

I'm baaaaaack! After quite a hiatus, during which much has happened, but myself and a friend were in the recording studio to make an album. Thought you fine folks would like a sample. This is a traditional song in the Irish language called "An Spealadoir", or the Hay cutter. My friend and I joke that of all the big songs in the Irish tradition about shipwrecks, wars, love lost and emigration, she managed to pick a song about cutting grass. Enjoy!
posted to MeFi Music by LN at 6:51 PM on September 27, 2017 (6 comments)


A song I did for a competition two weeks ago.
posted to MeFi Music by LN at 6:52 PM on November 19, 2012 (4 comments)

The Rescue at Arisaig

Another true story from my family...
posted to MeFi Music by LN at 7:01 PM on March 31, 2008 (3 comments)

Pulling Hard Against the Stream

Someone wondered what I'd sound like with instrumental backing. Here you go.
posted to MeFi Music by LN at 9:30 AM on December 3, 2007 (7 comments)

The No. 26 Mine Disaster

Written by the incomparable Alistair MacGillivray (who rocks my socks), this song was written after an accident at the No. 26 Colliery in Glace Bay, NS in 1979.
posted to MeFi Music by LN at 7:15 AM on October 7, 2007 (3 comments)

Gaoth Barra na dTonn

My take on this wonderful Irish Gaelic song, which I learned from Clannad, and which was written by Diarmuid MacDiarmada. Donegaler Mefites, please don't kill me if I've mangled the pronunciation!
posted to MeFi Music by LN at 5:02 PM on September 13, 2007 (3 comments)

Song for the Mira

Mwahahaha! By request...
posted to MeFi Music by LN at 4:47 PM on September 4, 2007 (4 comments)

Bonnie Blue Eyed Nancy

Not written by me, a song I learned ages ago in Ireland. Not much is known of where it comes from, apart from having been collected from Bess Cronin 30 years ago. I learned it from Phil Callery. I love this song for its soaring melody line; you really do imagine you're standing at the top of a mountain!
posted to MeFi Music by LN at 6:18 PM on August 29, 2007 (6 comments)

Rideau Ramble

You people are dangerous for my ego. Something a bit different now; a song in praise of my hometown of Ottawa, Ontario. This song was written for the 175th anniversary of the construction of the Rideau Canal. The tune is by a well-known local Irish musician, Frank Cassidy. This tune has a two-octave-and-a-note range, folks. Don't try this at home.
posted to MeFi Music by LN at 4:13 PM on August 24, 2007 (8 comments)

The Private's Lament

The companion piece to the Turret Gunner's Farewell. This one's about my other great uncle, who fought in WWI and lived to tell the tale. (A bit more downbeat than TGF, and a bit of creative licence taken regarding his hometown.)
posted to MeFi Music by LN at 7:18 PM on August 20, 2007 (10 comments)

The Turret Gunner's Farewell

A song I wrote a couple of years ago as a tribute to my great uncle Bernard, who went down in a Halifax III during WWII. Oh hell. Just listen to the song to get the story.
posted to MeFi Music by LN at 5:03 PM on August 17, 2007 (17 comments)

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