Roe’s thirty-six comments

  • Re: What is the most embarassing CD in your personal collection?

    Jock Jams 4 more…

  • Re: Musical holiday in Ireland

    Hi Cammy, more…

  • Re: What was your favourite moment or event(Irish music wise) in 2005?

    Seeing Liz Carroll, Karen Casey, John Doyle, and Eamonn Coyne play a concert on St. Patrick's Day in Boston. Non-Irishwise (not that you asked), it would have to be seeing Lucinda Williams play at the Vic in Chicago this past fall. Also hearing Mary J. Bl... more…

  • Re: hi, need some help…

    "I Am Stretched On Your Grave" isn't quite medieval, but it's Irish and pretty damn old. It's actually a centuries-old Irish poem that was translated into English in the 20th century by Frank O'Connor and set to music. It's sad and morbid to the point of ... more…

  • Re: Happy Nu Yr and your resolutions ?

    My new year's resolution is to spend more money on seeing live music shows and less money on silly, trivial things like junk food or celebrity magazines or heat or rent. more…

  • Re: The Last Time I saw Elvis

    "Love Me Tender" is a beautiful tune. And it already had lyrics. The name of it is "Aura Lee," and you're right, it's known as an old Confederate song. Although I've also heard that the song actually came from Ireland, but I wouldn't know if that's true. more…

  • Re: Your worst “traditional” music concert

    Another bad one (though not really a concert) was this guy I saw playing in the bar at Gaelic Park on the south side of Chicago. I was there at my cousin's wedding reception. We had a DJ in a separate room for the reception. But in the bar, there was som... more…

  • Re: Your worst “traditional” music concert

    The worst was a performance of an Irish-trad trio that plays in a small university town in the Midwest, where I went to college. But I can't give any details beyond that--their name or the exact town or school. Because I got to know a couple of the member... more…

  • Re: Oft in the Stilly Night recording

    Thanks, Dirty. I will check it out pronto. more…

  • Yay!!

    Saw John Doyle perform with John Williams at the Abbey Pub in Chicago a few years ago. There I heard him sing a beautiful cover of Dolores keane's song The Month of January. Thrilled, thrilled, thrilled to find he decided to record it on his newest album.... more…