Music

KSYM Live On-Air

After hearing us play Mull of Kintyre at a recent show, our friend Richard Turner recently invited us to join him on his long-running radio show The Best of the Beatles. We had a great time visiting with him, getting to know a few of the students involved at the station, and reprising that performance for his radio audience. Listen to that segment right here:

During a recent rehearsal session, we recorded a few songs for your enjoyment. Give them a listen here!

3 Sheets 2 The Wind

A rollicking Blair Raker original, and always a crowd favorite. This is a cautionary tale about what can happen when one goes out for a drink. Or two. Or more.

Inisheer

A lovely traditional waltz, written by Thomas Walsh in the 1970s. One of our favorite instrumental tunes.

Rosin the Beau

A traditional song that goes back at least to 1838, wherein the singer faces his own mortality with wit, music, and no small measure of braggadocio.

Finnegan’s Wake

First published in 1864, Finnegan’s wake tells the tale of Tim Finnegan, who dies tragically. But that’s just the start of the story‚Ķ

What We’re Listening To

While we’re getting more of our own music ready for you to enjoy, here’s a list of what we’re listening to for inspiration!

I Need More of these Bewitching Sounds

Try one of these:

  • Brian Ralph: our balladeer friend from Dublin. You can catch him at The Cottage as well!
  • Joe Walmsley: he’s from Liverpool, but sings a very fine Irish tune anyway. You can find him playing at Waxy O’Connor’s most nights of the week.
  • O’Malarkey: this San Marcos band, which Sean used to play with, is going strong and more fun that ever!
  • RTFM Celtic Underground: more fun Irish tunes right here in River City.