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I've recorded this in my best attempt at Gaelic after listening to a 1970 recording of a workshop hosted by Colin Dryden at the National Folk Festival in Port Jackson (Sydney).

I can't identify the singer, possibly someone from Melbourne. The recording isn't public but is accessible at the National Library here:
https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/3095111

An excellent blog post on this song, also where most of the translation text came from:
http://folkinfusion.blogspot.com/2013/10/eamonn-chnoic_8.html

An alternate translation here:
https://www.cranfordpub.com/langan/Ned_Hills.htm

To my ear, the tune sounds very similar to 'Jock Stewart'.

Here is the Wolfe Tones version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR1q1QLzYW4

And the Clancy Brothers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJIC5Pm-9JI

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Here is my cover of the brilliant song that Missy Higgins wrote in 2016:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsFaI0YlWU0

I've changed the lyric to be Australia, given the ongoing situation with offshore processing here since 2001.

There were rallies all over Australia today, demanding that refugees are brought to Australia instead of processed in terrible conditions on Nauru and Manus Island:
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/thousands-gather-across-australia-for-palm-sunday-refugee-rallies

I sang this song and the one I wrote in 2015 at the local event today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8Lq9wOg2mo

Thankyou to the local Rural Australians for Refugees group for inviting me to sing:
https://www.ruralaustraliansforrefugees.org.au/

History of processing on Nauru:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nauru_Regional_Processing_Centre

History of the offshore policy:
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/a-history-of-australia-s-offshore-detention-policy

Donations from Missy's song went here, please consider supporting them:
https://www.asrc.org.au/

The Phil Ochs song I mention:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lFPIIdud9o

Thanks to Hrothgar for commenting on my Mudcat thread requesting anecdotes about Colin:
http://awe.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=165954&messages=13

I don't know if any live recording exists, but to me this says something about Colin's sense of humor, and maybe healthy desire to 'rib the establishment'. No doubt a few 'Australian Folk' purists were mumbling into their beards when Colin played this classic as a blues number.

Here are the lyrics:
http://folkstream.com/075.html

Some translation:
ryebuck = top-shelf, gun, skilled, talented
sawbees = shears made by Robert Sorby
ringer = fastest shearer

Here is Raymond Crooke playing the traditional treatment:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ9wj-3eEY8

Video is my progress on the album cover.

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Second song for my Colin Dryden tribute album.

MainlyNorfolk suggests this song relates to a rout that occurred in
1745 associated with Bonnie Prince Charlie:
https://mainlynorfolk.info/june.tabor/songs/themanchesterangel.html

Ewan MacColl released an album of the same name:
http://ewan-maccoll.info/AlbumInfo.aspx?ID=41

Colin singing in Sydney in 1967:
http://www.warrenfahey.com.au/warren-fahey-2/

One of the photos is an ebay sale for a 1892 leaflet which obviously played on the popularity of the song and it's association with the Angel Inn:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Leaflet-1892-Mezzotint-Angel-Inn-Manchester-Margetson-Bridgwater-JX523-/142849387057

I've used several photos from the Friends of Angel Meadow site, which is probably where the Inn got it's name:
http://www.friends-of-angel-meadow.org/page7.htm

There are some photos of the Angel Hotel available, but the Trafford council doesn't allow reuse without payment, you can see them here if you search for 'angel'.
https://apps.trafford.gov.uk/TraffordLifetimes

Blog post updating progress on research:
http://www.folklounge.org/2019/04/the-factory-lad-part-2/

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This is the first recording for the Colin Dryden album I am working on. You can follow progress here:
http://www.folklounge.org/2019/04/the-factory-lad-part-1/

As I'm using two condenser mics and recording at 96kHz/32-bit for the album I won't be doing video for these uploads. Instead I've taken some snapshots of work on the album cover.

This song has many more verses, but I've tried to use close to the ones in Colin's 1967 Sydney live recording:
http://www.warrenfahey.com.au/warren-fahey-2/

Lots more verses here:
https://mainlynorfolk.info/martin.carthy/songs/thebeggingsong.html

Mudcat thread on the origins, possibly pre-1700s:
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=165277

Colin sang quite a few of the same songs as Ewan MacColl, for those interested, a lot of Ewan's catalogue has being put up on Bandcamp:
https://ewanmaccoll.bandcamp.com/

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This song is a fragment of Child Ballad 106, called the Famous Flour of Serving Men. Significant parts of the story are left out (e.g. the cross-dressing and the killing of her baby).
http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/child/ch106.htm

The song has been played in the two different forms by many folk artists:
https://mainlynorfolk.info/martin.carthy/songs/famousflowerofservingmen.html

I've based this version on the brilliant interpretation that Ye Vagabonds do on their EP:
https://yevagabonds.bandcamp.com/track/border-widows-lament

Some history of the border conflict:
http://walterscott.eu/education/ballads-of-love-and-loss/the-lament-of-the-border-widow/

I've finally had to replace the MobilePre USB interface that has served me well for nine years. This is my first recording with a Focusrite 2i2.

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The theme in this song goes back many centuries, with Barbra Allen, being a good example of a ballad that incorporates the briar and rose symbology.

This particular song was part of a play written in collaboration between Tom Waits, Robert Wilson and William S. Burroughs:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Rider

Tom released an album of the songs used in the play under the same name.

The play, about a pact with the devil resulting in the protagonist shooting his wife to be, has a morbid reflection in Burroughs real life.

Here is Tom singing live in Paris:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0riQjGNaWs

Thanks to Brad Ford for suggesting this one to me.

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I love how songs come to me in a round-about way.

Those of you familiar with the content on my channel will know that I write a lot of social justice material, and often focus on the plight of oppressed minorities in China.

Last month Jia Tolentino wrote a fairly cynical piece for the New Yorker about the Shen Yun show. A Chinese dance and music show run largely by victims of persecution in China and put on around the world to counter-act communist propaganda.
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/stepping-into-the-uncanny-unsettling-world-of-shen-yun

I only heard about the article because of the excellent response piece that journalist and human rights investigator/campaigner, Ethan Gutmann, wrote for the National Review:
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/the-truth-about-chinas-persecution-of-falun-gong

In conversation, Ethan mentioned this Leonard Cohen song, that I remember hearing a cover of about ten years ago and haven't yet done.

Leonard performing the song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtdYnhnoGI0

Some good discussion on the lyrics:
https://songmeanings.com/songs/view/74118/

As a child going to Sunday school, the message I took away was to "do crazy stuff because god tells you to", which isn't at all healthy.

I think Leonard's message might have been about the old generation sacrificing the young to a egotistical/fanciful/misguided cause (ie. Vietnam).

In the context of Chinese Communist brutality, I think the song calls out what we are willing to sacrifice to secure trade, or a notional peace, or to hang on to our clear conscience.

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With my folk metal concert done, I now have some time to work on my next project, an album of Colin Dryden related songs.

Here is a detailed account of this song and the 1809 incident that inspired it:
http://folksong.org.nz/davylows/lowstonfyfe.html

If anyone can confirm this Mudcat statement that Colin Sang the song it would be much appreciated:
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=12710

Some history on Mainly Norfolk about other recordings:
https://mainlynorfolk.info/martin.carthy/songs/davylowston.html

History of sealing in the Southern Pacific:
http://nzhistory.blogspot.com/2008/02/sealing-in-souther-n-pacific.html

I first heard this song on the Roaring Forties (now 40 Degrees South) Life of Brine album:
https://40degrees-south.com/

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Hedy West rewrote 900 Miles, as this song and recorded it in 1963. Here is her version:
https://youtu.be/rwnNdqpCF8Q

You may be more familiar with Peter, Paul & Mary's version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqbdfoG2XCE

Lyrics for both versions here on Mainly Norfolk:
https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/fivehundredmiles.html

Here are some of my other milestone uploads:
100th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIEx5Hv0O_k
200th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw8jcGqM01Q
300th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksWiwJkj_9k
400th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcLPqGOF5rE

Thankyou to all of the folks on here that listen to my music, sorry to those I forgot to mention by name.

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A fitting final cover in this folk-metal series from Questfest 2019, with a nice crossover to my earlier Red Riding Hood re-imagining.

Thanks to Adam and Tim from Beast Impalor for providing me with the lyrics to this song. I hope you will indulge the minor lyric tweaks to make it kid friendly.

I'm not always sure if the kids know what I'm singing about, but Finn's impromptu interpretive dance suggests they do.

Here is the original song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w79LPlmnra4

Beast Impalor's page:
https://beastimpalor.bandcamp.com/

Pictures are from the wonderful illustrator Arthur Rackham and also this strange 1839 re-telling of the three bears:
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Story_of_the_Three_Bears_(1839)

Like most fairy tales that have been watered down for kids, the original versions of this story were quite bleak. An 1831 version by Eleanor Mure has Goldilocks impaled on the spire of St Paul's Cathedral.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldilocks_and_the_Three_Bears

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Thankyou to Karl from Saralisse for providing the lyrics for this, and for putting in a phenomenal amount of effort over the whole year to make Questfest 2019 the brilliant event that it was.

Here is the original version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL1pm8PUBac

You can purchase the album here:
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Unfortunately Lisbeth Rowe wasn't able to sing with Oberon last Saturday, however, Cal McGlinchey (from Battlebard) did a stellar job learning the set and singing for the group.

Here is my cover of their song 'The Bitter Decay'.

As I suspected, there is some brilliant song writing going on in the folk metal community that warrants exposure to a wider audience.

Here is the original song (with lyrics):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uW1QihFSvg

You can hear more of Oberon's music here:
https://oberonofficial.bandcamp.com/

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If instead of rockabilly, Bob Dylan had started off on death metal and worshiping the Nine Blighted Lordly Archdemons in the ancient Maergzjirah order.

Thanks to Adam from Arkanae for providing these lyrics.

I'm not an advocate of the Left Hand Path myself, but each to their own. Here is some video from Arkanae's performance on Saturday:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz7p2bqqRbg

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Fitting that this band, Darklore, should be slain by a pack of Orcs at Questfest last weekend. This makes it half-way through my set of death metal covers in a folk style!

Here is the original:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl7iVcXUUWA

An interesting article on the crossover between Tolkien's world and heavy metal:
https://litreactor.com/columns/lord-of-the-strings-the-influence-of-tolkien-on-heavy-metal-music

Here is the band's facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Darkloreband/about

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My third Questfest cover, from the Brisbane group Awaken Solace.

The band didn't come on until after 11pm on Saturday and the lead singer, Maree, while six months pregnant, sang beautifully.

Here is the band's version (with lyrics):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GLiDEFtwis

And the band website:
https://www.awakensolace.com/

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Another cover in the countdown from Questfest on the weekend.

Apart from incredible technical skill, and a swag of their own great music, Triple Kill from Melbourne also look like they are having a blast on the stage.

Many thanks to Connor from the band for providing the lyrics, I gave it a good try but probably only had a third of them after an hour of listening.

This song appears on the album Age of Rebellion:
https://triplekill.bandcamp.com/

You will get a sense of how much they enjoy what they are doing from this Music Video/Story, edited, directed and produced by Connor:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fh0ulrzQRs

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On the weekend I had the chance to do an opening acoustic set for the Questfest Fantasy/Folk Metal concert in Canberra. Photos here:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.526587711082810&type=3

As I'm getting close to 500 videos uploaded, and there were 8 bands playing, I'm going to do a cover from each band over the next few weeks, counting down to 500.

I got to meet the guys from Kazkariv (Ukranian for storytellers) and enjoyed their acoustic set of pirate/viking inspired original songs. Their album 'Forest Spell' is available here:
https://kazkarivofficial.bandcamp.com/releases

Their YouTube channel is here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8-815gZj3cbGLtp4K9pGkA

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This song is a testament to the brilliance of Bob Dylan as a writer. Being able to keep a song engaging for 9 minutes is quite an achievement. According to wikipedia it was only played live once in 1976:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lily,_Rosemary_and_the_Jack_of_Hearts

Joan Baez' version is my favourite:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AQJZys0cvI

Here is the version on the album Blood on the Tracks:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agdoeRpTfHg

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This is my poor rendition of the tune that Derrick Chetwyn is playing in this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djn8Q7swh4E

The description says it is by Colin Dryden and called 'Over the Bumps' or 'Paddy the Pig's Favourite'.

You will notice that I stumble badly on the B part and then play the A part at ridiculous speed the second time to compensate. :) This is why I stick to playing accompaniment for tunes.

Would love to hear from anyone who can confirm this is a Colin Dryden tune, or who knows it as something else. TunePal didn't turn up anything.

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Daoiri Farrell does this song on his latest CD, much in the style sung here by Frank Harte in 1978:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfR0y4LY_-g&t=9s

I felt that the melody lacked a certain roguishness, and was reminded of this brilliant Dick Turpin song by the Horrible Histories crew:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYU-vSh7ORA

The Horrible Histories song is, in turn, based on this Adam Ant song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B2a6l6wM2k

You can see Daori's album here:
http://claddaghrecords.com/index.php/daoiri-farrell-a-lifetime-of-happiness.html

This song was probably 'stolen' by the English, or possibly misheard and circulated in 1825/26 as 'Allan Tyne of Harrow'. I suspect the Irish version was first because it appears in an 1802 list of publications as 'Adventures of Valentine O'Hara'. Long mudcat thread here:
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=29243

I have taken several liberties with the words to fix rhyming issues and added the chorus from Dick Turpin.

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Happy International Womens Day everyone:
https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

Tori Amos is one of my favourite female artists, who refused the vacuous pop goddess image foisted on her in the 80s and carved her own brave and brilliant musical career.

While this song is largely about religious oppression, it is religious oppression that is responsible for much of the suffering of women in the world today.

Original by Tori Amos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ipCKIxdHTs

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The Spooky Men's Chorale are not to be missed, they are phenomenal. Stephen Taberner has an amazing talent for getting groups of people to sing.

We went to their kids workshop at the National Folk Festival back around 2005.

You can find the lyrics to this song in the 2017 BlokeFest manual:
http://www.blokefest.net/uploads/1/1/0/6/11062872/the_blokefest_2017_man-ual.pdf

Here are the Spookies singing to a video by Anna Glynn:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utUh_i44opM

Stephen's blog post on the origins of the group:
http://www.stephentaberner.com/index/extras/Entries/2010/6/2_The_foolishness_came_later-a_history_of_the_spookymen.html

An incredible performance in the Lady Chapel, Ely Cathedral:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFeYhScbZto

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Warning: This song is about clerical child abuse, it isn't graphic, but might (should) be distributing.

Yesterday the conviction of George Pell was announced, today he is in prison. Pell is the highest ranking member of the Catholic church to be convicted of child sexual abuse.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Pell

A friend told me that Pell was an 'evil man' back around 2003, justice has taken over 20 years and throughout that time
he has treated victims terribly in public and in private.

If you need to talk to someone:
Australia: 131114
USA: 18002738255
UK: 116123
Other Countries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines

Lyrics and Chords here:
http://www.folklounge.org/portfolio/suffer-the-children/

Transcribed from this recording published by Colin's niece, Naomi:
https://soundcloud.com/nomeshome/sither-by-colin-dryden

This song forms part of what was dubbed the 'North Country Trilogy' by Dermott Ryder:
https://www.openwriting.com/archives/2012/05/a_few_miles_of_1.php

Sither was a frequently used catch phrase by Colin's grandfather, James Dryden. A contraction of 'something other'.

This mudcat thread suggests that Eric Bogle played this as 'Owd Zither' at some point:
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=6275#907454

Purchase my music:
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/daniel-kelly/1277808169
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bzg2dzr4qd6a374hwtb4uckihla&tid=song-T22rhqtgdnzaadsefwmwusgklje
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/259ryE0pBJDAOayk4NK5KK?si=FetoT6n4ROi1A0v-r63ROQ

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Folk singer/songwriter Daniel Kelly from Australia.

www.folklounge.org