Category: Songs

Ashokan Farewell

We all make New Year’s Resolutions and mine was to learn to play the Mandolin. As motivation I’m going to try and upload videos as I progress on this journey. Here’s the first song, “Ashokan Farewell”.

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Happy New Year 2019

Just a quick video to say that I hope you have had a great Christmas and that I wish you and yours a happy new year.

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Merry Christmas 2018

Just a quick video to say that I hope you have have a great Christmas this year. Here’s one of my favourite Christmas songs.

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Video: Down By The Salley Gardens

Over the last few months my focus has been on developing various existing projects like Arklow Ukulele Players, my work with Music Generation Wicklow, Arklow’s Youth Centre and as a private tutor. It’s been fantastic and has resulted in articles likeĀ 5 Ways To Help Kids Practice. Right now though, I’d love to share an instrumental tune with you.

Ronan

Video: Anything

The latest song about anything and everything and how it all means nothing. Hope you enjoy the video. Show your support by sharing!

Lyrics:

Build a wall stone by stone
Build a home were we can be… Anything
Take a road high or low…
One day we can be… Anything

You and I mean everything to you and I
But we don’t mean anything…

Time will tell any story that you like
Any tale you want to hear… Anything…

You and I mean everything to you and I
But we don’t mean anything…

With one look, with one touch with one kiss I’m yours! (Anything)
With one look, with one touch with one kiss I’m yours! (Anything)
With one look, with one touch with one kiss I’m yours! (Anything)

You and I mean everything to you and I
But we don’t mean anything…

New (Old) Song – The Road

RonanThe purpose of a muse is to provide inspiration to artists. They come up with some great ideas and send them your way.

HOWEVER!

What a lot of artists have to deal with is muses with really poor timing. They’ll suddenly float by with an idea when you’re driving and unless you pull over to write/record the idea it will be lost. So I decided to combat it!

While doing some practice I decided to film it. During this time I captured every idea that floated into my head AND even managed too revise the very first song I had ever written. It’s called “The Road” and it’s about remembering someone who was close to you. I do hope you enjoy it. If you like it, please share it with the rest of the world!

Here are the lyrics:

Here I am on my own again down this long and lonesome road
Should have been going home again.
Where that is I don’t know.

Here I am I’m on show again
I’m a stealer on the street
Not sure where this road began
Or if I’ll ever rest my feet

Search me out and I’ll come to you
And we can start anew
Search me out and I’ll follow you
And we can find what’s true

On the road I still think of you and the places we have seen
All I’ve left is your photograph and the thoughts of what might have been

Stay far out and I’ll come to you
And we can start anew
Stay far out and I’ll follow you
And we can find what’s true

Here I am on my own again down this long lonesome road
Should have been going home again.
Where that is I don’t know.


September 2014 – What’s been happening

Well a lot has happened since last May. Lets start at the top:

I was at the Rory Gallagher festival in Ballyshannon, Donegal. There I met an Australian Harmonica player called Patrick Fairchild. We spent one of the evenings playing music in the hotel lobby. Here’s a video of one of the songs. An improvised number called, “Ramblin’ Man”. I may include this on the “Plugged Out” EP.

Further work on other songs continued including “I’m Gone”:

The purchasing of a new loop pedal lead me to return to one of my older songs called “Falls”.

The work I’m doing in the Youth Centre in Arklow has varied from arranging songs to music tuition and recently shooting a video titled “Arklow is Happy”. This is in the final stages of the editing process so I hope to have it online soon.

Well, that’s it for now. I’m going to make a conscious effort to keep you guys up to speed on a more regular basis! While you’re here, why not check out the links below for more tunes, videos and other lovely things!

New song: Fire

Every songwriter has a song that they just love to play. One that just fills them with energy as they play it. The song that fits this category for me is “Fire”.

Without going into too much detail it’s a song about finding your muse, your raison d’etre or that person who makes you want to fight for everything that makes you happy!

Anyway, have a listen. I would love to know what you think of it!

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