Patrick O'Sullivan's Blog (9)

The Train (Jill's Theme)

The Train (Jill's Theme)

 

We have put on YouTube a lyric I wrote for a much loved melody by Ennio Morricone - Jill's Theme, one of the leitmotifs in the Sergio Leone movie, Once Upon A Time in The West…

 The Train (Jill's Theme)

Added by Patrick O'Sullivan on January 18, 2019 at 16:31 — No Comments

Papa Joachim Paris - English language version

On my Soundcloud, one of my song translations - my English language version of the much loved Cape Verde song Papa Joachim Paris, from the original Cabo Verde creole/Portuguese. …

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Added by Patrick O'Sullivan on May 11, 2018 at 10:00 — No Comments

Dan Worrall, Notes on the Beginnings of Concertina Playing in Ireland, 1834–1930

In another part of my working life, I was making some notes on the concertina, and I see that Dan Worrall's thoughtful and useful article is available on Robert Gaskins' web site, concertina.com...

Dan Worrall

Notes on the Beginnings of Concertina Playing in Ireland, 1834–1930

http://www.concertina.com/worrall/beginnings-concertina-in-ireland/index.htm

The article itself is…

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Added by Patrick O'Sullivan on May 10, 2018 at 9:23 — No Comments

The Fiddler's Apprentice

I have placed the audio file of the radio version of one of my short stories, The Fiddler's Apprentice, on my MediaFire web storage site. This link should take you to it...

https://www.mediafire.com/folder/lckrf8paym1n9/Music_%26_Audio    

Might interest TradConnect...

Added by Patrick O'Sullivan on February 12, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Love Death and Whiskey on Amazon

Love Death and Whiskey - on Amazon at £1.17, including postage...

In the past I have shared with friends my mix of amazement and consternation at Amazon's pricing of my song lyric book, Love Death and Whiskey.  And there was some interest in the saga...

Last year the Amazon price seemed to have settled down at around £3 per copy.

Ok.  Now amazement, consternation, bafflement...  Amazon is selling the book at £1.17 including postage.  Including…

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Added by Patrick O'Sullivan on January 7, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Bradford's own Stephanie Hladowski shortlisted for music award

Bradford's own Stephanie Hladowski has been shortlisted for

 

The Spiral Awards 2013 - Best Female Singer music award

 

http://www.spiralearth.co.uk/spiralawards2013/best-female-singer.asp

 

AND

 

The Spiral Awards 2013 - Best Debut Album

 

The Wild Wild Berry

Stephanie Hladowski & C. Joynes

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Added by Patrick O'Sullivan on February 21, 2013 at 17:31 — No Comments

Bradford Women Singers, New CD, HIGH HOPES

Our friends and neighbours, the Bradford Women Singers,

 

http://bradfordwomensingers.org.uk/

 

have issued a new CD, High Hopes.  You can listen to some track samples on their web site, and you can download the song lyrics as a pdf file.

 

There are tracks from an earlier CD on My Space…

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Added by Patrick O'Sullivan on July 12, 2012 at 10:13 — No Comments

Carolan on Autoharp

Last week I was at a music event, taking part in an autoharp course taught by John Hollandsworth, who is a bluegrass/old time player from Virginia.  And one evening I watched an extraordinary duet, involving John and Heather Farrell-Roberts, my own autoharp teacher.  Heather has developed a very personal style of autoharp playing - very lyrical and English, like Delius.

 

To find a…

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Added by Patrick O'Sullivan on April 17, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments

Stephen Foster, Hard Times Come Again No More

Thought the community might like to see this, a note I have been sending out, with a link to our little virtual project. I play a small part in it, a musical partnership with contributions from all over the USA, Australia, the Isle of Man, and here in Yorkshire...

It is our version of the Stephen Foster song, Hard Times Come Again No More - published in 1854. If you do the Youtube search you will find many other versions, and connections made with the…

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Added by Patrick O'Sullivan on April 5, 2012 at 20:00 — 2 Comments

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