An Irish Mother.....this is a poem by the great Irish songwriter, composer, painter , and entertainer Percy French. I set this poem to music a few years ago. This version is featured on my most recent recording " Aniar " which is available for free download on bandcamp  https://peadarmacmathuna.bandcamp.com/album/aniar

Mise Eire ....this is my arrangement of the Sean O' Riada composition that was composed for the film of the same title in 1959. The images are a collage of photographs by the wonderful photographer Helen Scholtz from Bellingham, Washington. The collage was beautifully arranged by Richard Scholtz who also plays Autoharp on this recording. The track is featured on our most recent album " Aniar " which may be downloaded for free on bandcamp...https://peadarmacmathuna.bandcamp.com/album/aniar

Óró mo bháidín.....this is a traditional Irish song that I know from the singing of the great  Irish Harpist , Mary O'Hara. The images are a collage of photographs by the wonderful Helen Scholtz from Bellingham, Washington.The collage was arranged by Richard Scholtz who also plays autoharp on the recording. It is featured on our latest album "Aniar " which is available for free download on bandcamp ...https://peadarmacmathuna.bandcamp.com/album/aniar

My Lagan Love....this is an Irish air. The images are photographs by the wonderful Helen Scholtz of Bellingham, Washington. The collage was created by Richard Scholtz who also plays autoharp on this recording. It is featured on our most recent album "Aniar" which is available for free download on bandcamp......https://peadarmacmathuna.bandcamp.com/album/aniar

Are you right there Michael ?

 

 

At the end of an afternoon of recording at Champion St Sound Studio in Bellingham I decided to do a quick version of " are you right there Michael " which I perform in my stage show " The Legacy of Percy French ". Hope you enjoy it. Love to hear from you.

 

 

 

 

This is a video of a workshop/ performance that RIchard Scholtz and I did at Fairhaven College, Bellingham, Washington.