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  • Hachette Books Ireland

The Singer and the Song: Sixty Irish Songwriters and their Favourite Songs

Audrey Healy

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Music, Prose: non-fiction

How many times have you heard a song and wondered what it s all about?

Have you ever wondered what motivates an artist to write a song? What exactly was the inspiration behind classics such as Rare Auld Times or Christy Moore s The Two Conneelys . Or why certain songs like The Hucklebuck captured the hearts and minds of Ireland at a certain period in time?

Here, in this unusual and thought-provoking collection, fifty of Ireland s celebrated musicians take the lyrics of their favourite song, explains what that song means to them and invites readers to listen to the song in a whole new light.

From folk to rock, traditional songs to showband classics, it includes contributions from artists such Luka Bloom, Mary Black, Leslie Dowall, Johnny Logan, Maria Butterly, Charlie McGettigan, The Stunning, Roesy, Mundy, Liam Lawton, Don Baker, John Spillane and many many more.

This unique compilation brings together the very old and the very new of Irish talent, and is a must for music lovers.

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