Be

Be Music and Lyrics: Lorenzo Testa Tunes: Jam the Miller (traditional) Erich Fromm, in his 1976 book titled “To Have or to Be?” questioned about the two modes of existence that are inherent to our nature. As the author himself, I think the answer can be only one. I...

Off In The Jacks

Off In The Jacks Music and Lyrics: Lorenzo Testa Tunes: The Banks of the Lough Gowna (traditional) True story; I simply went back home from the pub and wrote it. The fine fiddle and mandolin player Paul Kelly from Tallaght taught me the lovely tune “The Boys of Lough...

I Only Got One Pint

I Only Got One Pint Music: Silvano Ancellotti Lyrics: Silvano Ancellotti and Rob Orlando Tunes: 1st Tune (Luca Crespi), The Boys of the Lough (traditional) Nothing but the truth. After all, no good stories started with someone drinking a glass of water. Well that...

Skedaddle

Skedaddle Lyrics and music: Lorenzo Testa When days are hard and life looks black, you need to take a break and forget everything and everyone for a while. Step on a plane and fly away… to enjoy the life for what it really is. I’m a little bit upset restless,...

We Rule The Seaside

We Rule The Seaside Lyrics and music: Silvano Ancellotti Tunes written by Lorenzo Testa / Luca Crespi When I was tall as a bottle of beer I lived some of my brightest days in a small town by the sea. Most of my friends were there and, over the years, I’ve seen...

The Dark Side Of The Leaf

The Dark Side Of The Leaf Lyrics and music: Guido Domingo Tunes: Star Of Munster (traditional) This prayer goes to no god. The inexplicable extraordinariness of life makes divine every living creature that fights for its survival so if you feel in need of praying...

Green Shamrock Shore

Green Shamrock Shore Lyrics and music: Lorenzo Testa Tunes: The Rain Cloud (Luca Crespi) As many of our Italian friends, during second half of 2000s Rob left our country to search for a new job and a new life in Ireland; it was a sort of promised land for many of us,...

The Rambling Bhoys

The Rambling Bhoys Lyrics and music: Lorenzo Testa Tunes: Charlie Hunter’s jig (traditional) Despite the funny refrain, this song means a lot to me, as I wrote it when I was about to take an important decision in my life. I wrote it in a old-fashioned way, but...

Black Sheep

Black Sheep Lyrics and music: Rob Orlando Tunes: Riding on a Load of Hay (traditional) It’s hard to be yourself when the whole society doesn’t judge you for who you are, but for what you are not. But the Free Will gives strength to your actions therefore...

The Road

The Road Lyrics and music: Lorenzo Testa Tunes: Gallagher’s Frolics (traditional), The Rocks of The North (Luca Crespi) A couple of years ago I did a very emotional busking tour through Ireland, Wales and England, with my fellows and band mates Silvano and...