The Town I Loved So Well

The Town I Loved So Well Lyrics and music: Phil Coulter A beautiful song written by Phil Coulter about his childhood in Derry, Northern Ireland, and the way it was devastated by “The Troubles”. Phil wrote: “Of all the songs I’ve written, this is the one I’d like to be...

A Flat Above my Pub

A Flat Above my Pub Lyrics and music: Silvano Ancellotti Tunes: Denis Murphy’s (traditional), The Cobbler’s (traditional) I have always wondered how far I could go when talking about my personal issues in a song. This time I took some of the most tragic days of my...

Rust

Rust Lyrics: Guido Domingo Music: Guido Domingo and Lorenzo Testa Tunes: Up to Sixmilebridge (Lorenzo Testa), Scully Casey’s (traditional) When we grow up, we develop our own identity. This helps us to differentiate ourselves from others; however when our identity...

Plastic Paddy’s Day

Plastic Paddy’s Day Lyrics: Lorenzo Testa Music: Silvano Ancellotti and Lorenzo Testa Tune: Muireann’s jig (Niall Vallely) Every year in March, people from all over the world pretend to be Irish, wearing Leprechauns hats, drinking green beer and all those kind of...

The Luck of the Irish

The Luck of the Irish Lyrics and music: Lorenzo Testa Among the slogans of paddywhackery all over the world, there’s usually the ridiculous idea of the so-called “Luck of the Irish”. How can Irish people be considered lucky after all they had to live during the years?...

Lads from the Countryside

Lads from the Countryside Lyrics and music: Lorenzo Testa Tune: The Legacy (traditional) A few pints, a good laugh and a good chat in a cosy pub will always be better craic to me than getting twisted in an overcrowded nightclub, pretending to be still young. I’m...