Mar 17, 2006

Patrick's Irish Picks: Tychonaut, The Frames

Alice Maher - Collar (2003)
[Cahir, Co. Tipperary, Ireland]

If you're not up to your elbows in a stout by now, there's somethin wrong wit ya. Despite your lineage you're all welcome to the craic today. To add an Irish spin to your usual Friday night binge drinking, blast these tunes and you'll be makin a fool of yourself with a one-legged jig in no time... it will be as natural as me trying way too hard to blog with a brogue.

Checkout a playlist of traditional Celtic noises carefully crafted by Marc Gunn of The Brobdingnagian Bards (pronounced brob-din-nahg-EE-en) at Celtic Music Podcast featuring: Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer, The McCabes, Clandestine, Emerald Rose, Ed Miller, Flook, Brobdingnagian Bards, Paisley Close, Sarah Dinan, Marc Gunn & The Dubliners Tabby Cats, Serious Kitchen, Sligo Rags, Murder the Stout, StoneRing, The Tea Merchants, 3 Pints Gone, Celtic Stone, Queen's Gambit, The Rogues, Tullamore, Jesse Linder, 4 Irish Whiskey, Johnathan Ramsey, and Black 47.

Celtic Music Podcast #16 - St. Patrick's Day MP3 Special [via Celtic Music Podcast]

For a new music pick, checkout Tychonaut (previously The Tycho Brahe), who lay Moher landscapes than dance floors with their echoey vocals. Thoughtful playlists will note their distinct character as end-of-the-night-songs, but they come highly recommended and Diarmuid MacDiarmada, Carol Keogh, and Donal O'Mahony aren't the names of posers. Buy Tychonaut's new album This Is locally (Strictly Discs or B-Sides in Madison) or online HERE.

Tychonaut - Jigsaw (mp3)

Tychonaut - Alice (mp3)

It wouldn't be right if I didn't give my favourite Irish band a plug. Check out a couple songs from The Frames's newest album "Burn The Maps".

The Frames - Lay Me Down (mp3)

The Frames - Star Star (mp3)

Just looking for a stupid Irish-American drinking song? Try the Brobdingnagian Bards (they're from Austin).

Brobdingnagian Bards - Jedi Drinking Song (mp3)

Brobdingnagian Bards - The Unicorn Song (mp3)


At Friday, March 17, 2006, Blogger bethanne said...

yeah kyle! good choices!

At Friday, March 17, 2006, Blogger Katie said...

you win the prize. thanks for hacking into my blog and fixing it up. and writing on my wall that i am the coolest while signed into my username, that was a nice touch ;).

At Saturday, March 18, 2006, Blogger christine said...

sweeeeeet st. patrick's post - haven't heard tychonaut, but will have to check those tracks out.

long live the land of potatoes! and the land of the frames!


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