For those of you who don’t know him, Map is a musician and makes his living playing in a band. He often blogs in the wee hours of the morning after a pint or two, when he surfs YouTube to match both his mood and his encyclopedic knowledge of music new and old.
Well Map did a really neat thing the other day. He knows I’m a big fan of traditional Celtic music—the songs, the performers, the instruments—and he chose a 1982 video by a group named De Dannen. The lass with the VOICE is Maura (maw rah) O'Connell, and the song is “Irish Molly”. Irish and Molly, our two little hounds. Rather ingenious, even if Maura isn’t singing about my critters.
Thanks, Map, for thinking about me, Martha, and the dogs.
And if you do a gig in Cork, ask for the Callaghans in the audience. They're probably all cheap bastards like I am, but one might be good enough to stand you a pint.
Damn, I like this song!