Tag Archives: folk music

Eastern Montana Rimrocks And A Guitar

Acrylic on canvas… music has always been important in my family.  This is one of my uncles. The sandstone rimrock formations can offer echoing acoustics.

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Easter Snow

Easter Snow is the title of a beautiful traditional Irish air.  It is also an event that we experience here in my hometown in Montana around Easter every year.  We have typically deep, wet snow in the spring, and to … Continue reading

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Mothers and Sons

My son grew up without my parents in his life, as they were killed in a car accident when I was young.  He knew them only from the old photos we have in our home.  He would ask me, “Mom, … Continue reading

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Nature is my muse… hurry, spring!

I paint more in good weather! I always find it easier to be creative when the snow is gone and green and colorful growth surrounds my home and studio.  I am itching to be able to work in the gardens.  … Continue reading

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She Lived Beside The Anner lyrics, art, singing

SHE LIVED BESIDE THE ANNER She lived beside the Anner at the foot of Slievenaman, A gentle peasant girl with mild eyes like the dawn. Her lips were dewy rosebuds, her teeth of pearls rare, And a snowdrift ‘neath a … Continue reading

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Lyrics to Erin Gra Mo Chroi

Back in 2001, I had found an interesting discussion in a thread at Mudcat.org folk forum about the origin of this song.   Several recordings in English are available, but as time went by in the discussion, it seems probable that … Continue reading

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The Shamrock Will Be Worn

A cliche symbol, the shamrock has been over-used in many ways, becoming the “plastic Paddy” icon that has commercialized Saint Patrick’s Day.  It sets my teeth on edge when I see a four leaf clover image used interchangeably with a … Continue reading

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