We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. We hope you will be able to spend it in peace and love with your loved ones, family and friends. Thank you also for your continued support. It means the world to us.
Today - 21st September - is International Day of Peace. Unfortunately, too many words from "The Peace Within" song still ring true. Here they are again to remind you that peace starts on the inside.
Turned on my T.V., what d'ya reckon I saw
People all around the world gettin' fed up with the law
They fought in Borodino, they're fighting in Beirut
Some are dressed in battle clothes, some are dressed in suits
Some are long past asking "Does it have to be this way?"
And some they know but do not show, just let it slip away
Our capacity for evil never fears to raise it's head
And no one learns from history so lots of men are dead
Picked up the paper, it made the front page news
It's funny how the papers always seem to have the news
Mother and a daughter, father to his son
Fighting fights and mini wars, battles that can't be won
But who really is to blame, who causes all this pain
We all must hang our heads in guilt, we all must share the blame
Different churches, different rules, What really is a sin?
The only way for peace without is to find the peace within
Heard it on the radio, so it must be true
Everyone's so scared these days, has it occurred to you
Watch out for your wallet, your baby or your wife
The one who's scared the most of all is the one who takes a life
Hiding in some alleyway, a knife his only friend
Is it any wonder, people say it soon must end
What's right for you, what's right for him, what really is a sin?
The only way for peace without is to find the peace within
"Ireland's Own", Ireland's leading weekly family magazine since 1902, has published a short article written by Barry in their bumper summer edition, which is out now. You can order the magazine online by going here and it is also available at all leading news outlets.The 96-page summer special [issue no. 5554] is very reasonably priced at only €2.95.
In contrast to most Irish magazines, Ireland's Own is not Dublin-based but is edited in Wexford. Barry has written a little more about it on the blog page.
"Talkin' Blues" is a Canadian television series and is the brainchild of film maker Mako Funasaka. Barry's interviews were carried out during the Notodden Blues Festival in Norway.
Barry is featured in How Did You First Get Into The Blues, Part 2 and What Has Been Most Important In The Development Of Your Blues Career but they are all worth watching. Some other artists include: Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith and Paul Jones.
Well, it looks like "The Peace Within" album has given us another #1. This time it's "Kissin' In Your Sleep" that has hit the top spot (in the Celtic section).
The track is a wonderful blend of Southern-Rock and Irish music. Strains of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" can be heard in the main riff, a song which may well have been influenced by the music of early Irish settlers in that part of the US. Davy Spillane's first solo (the old traditional tune "Óró, sé do bheatha 'bhaile") shows how closely Skynyrd based their classic riff on this tune.
"Kissin' In Your Sleep" is the perfect mix of the two. You can check it out here
What a perfect present for St. Patrick's Day!
"One Of These Days" is a song that seems to have a very long shelf life!
Just recently, PJ Curtis (of House of R&B fame) played it on his new show. He's back on the air, courtesy of coastfmgold. It's located in Nerja, Spain and they advertise themselves as - the Eastern Costa del Sol's ONLY English speaking Radio Station. Giving you the chance to enjoy THE very best music from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's & the 00's!
PJ's show is called Roots, Blues & Beyond and it's on every Monday from 5-7pm (GMT) or 18.00-20.00hrs (CET). Do yourself a favour and check it out. Besides hearing some great blues, gospel and rock 'n' roll music, you'll also have access to PJ's encyclopedic knowledge of all things musical.
Get 1¢ shipping on any of Barry's CDs between November 30th and December 4th.
Still trying to find the perfect gift for the music-lover in your life? We wanted to let you know that CD Baby is charging only 1¢ for shipping when you purchase Barry's music on CDBaby.com between 30/11 and 04/12.
Whether you buy 1 disc or 100, it's only ONE PENNY for standard domestic or international shipping - TOTAL.
You can find Barry's music right here
Here's to a music-filled holiday season!
EVERYTHING IS SOLD OUT!!
A recent... and rare... find in Aladdin's Cave - some pristine Albatross vinyl. A recent excavation unearthed a couple of copies of their first ever release "For Fans Only - Live in Sweden" and their second release "C'est la Vie - Live in France". As if that wasn't exciting enough, a couple of copies of the never-released 'speckled' cover for "C'est la Vie" were also found. The reason this cover was never used is because the text could not be read clearly on the back cover, due to the speckles.
All vinyl is in mint condition obviously as these records have never been played. This is the type of event die-hard fans and serious collectors can only dream about. So, do yourself a favour... roll back the clock, dust off your trusty old turntable and listen to that special vinyl sound of Albatross' first & second releases as they were made to sound by picking up your copy today. All sales are on a first come, first serve policy.
They say - "good things come to those who wait". Well, in this case, the wait has been fairly long, but better late than never, right?
Here's the note we received from them:
Hi Barry Mc Cabe!
Congratulations, Your song is #1 for Rock in Ireland
Barry Mc Cabe, Your song in Top 10 Charts, week 21/2015
We continue to upload more songs off "Troubadour" to YouTube. Please feel free to check them out. To date, we've uploaded: Million Dollar Bill, Long Way From Clare To Here, Bye Bye Johnny - Be Good and Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore. These are all tracks that are not on the DVD.
We would appreciate it very much if while you're there, you give the clips a 'thumbs up' and if you feel like leaving a short message then all the better. Click here to hear the latest track.