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Best-Loved Irish Ballads

Great Songs from the Irish Folk Tradition

Written by Emma Byrne and Eoin O'Brien

Songs to stir the soul and move the feet, raise a roar or bring a tear to the eye.
From Danny Boy to Boulavogue and more, this book celebrates the cream of Irish ballads, explaining the origins of each song, along with words, melodies and chords. Illustrated with evocative photographs and  woodcuts..

The Book of Irish Songs yer oul' fella always sang when he was jarred at a hooley

Written by Colin Murphy and Donal O'Dea

Every song you never wanted to hear warbled again -- and then some.

They're all here in all their glory -- every word, every line, every chorus of the most popular Irish songs ever to be performed through that happy, misty haze of alcohol. The only thing we can't guarantee is your singing.

The Christy Moore Songbook

Lyrics by Christy Moore, Edited by Frank Connolly, Introduced by Donal Lunny

This collection presents the lyrics and music of more than 100 of the songs Christy Moore has performed over the years.

Horslips

Tall Tales – The Official Biography

The first book dedicated to the history of HORSLIPS, the legendary pioneers of Celtic Rock. With a detailed timeline, exclusive interviews, previously unpublished photography and a wealth of memorabilia including handwritten lyrics and session notes.

Keep it Country

A Celebration of Irish Country Music

Immerse yourself in all that's great about the vibrant Irish country music scene. From Big Tom, Philomena and Daniel to Nathan, Lisa, Mike and many more, the leading lights of Irish country in their own words. This book is a must-have for Irish country music fans.

Living the Dream

In Ireland, Daniel O’Donnell is more than just a singing star: he has reached the status of 'national treasure'. It has been a long journey for the boy from Kincasslagh, County Donegal, and in Living the Dream he tells his story with his customary sense of humour and down-to-earth charm. 

Margo: Queen of Country & Irish

The Promise and the Dream

The official memoir of Margo O'Donnell, legendary Irish Country Music singer. For fifty years now the name 'Margo' has been synonymous with everything that is positive and enriching in Country and Irish music. This is the story of her life, the successes and difficult times, in her own words.

On the Road

From Tara to Tiananmen Square by way of Chuck Berry

There are very few people who can claim to have sat in Tammy Wynette's bath and sung 'Stand By Your Man' and had Billy Connolly sing one of your songs on Michael Parkinson.


Shay Healy can.

Paddy Cole

King of the Swingers

Written by Paddy Cole, With Tom Gilmore, Foreword by John McColgan

Paddy Cole, affectionately known as The King of The Swingers, has taken his style of Jazz, Dixieland and Swing band music all over the world – and back home too. He is the grand old man of Irish Showbiz. Heart-warming and hilarious, this book is full of great stories from the world of music.

Philomena Begley

My Life, My Music, My Memories

Philomena Begley takes us from her happy beginnings as a bread-man’s daughter in Pomeroy through the devastating loss of her brother Patsy and the risks of touring Ireland at the height of the Troubles, right up to her fiftieth anniversary in show business in 2012 – her ‘gold and silver days’.

 

A Short History of Irish Traditional Music

The history of Irish traditional music, song and dance from the mythological harp of the Dagda to Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and beyond. Featuring the tradition's finest musicians and international names.