Christy Moore, Glen Hansard : The Auld Triangle (Hail St Patrick 4)

Jingle Jangle.

Hungry Feelings.

Jingle Jangle.

The longing for Home.

Jingle Jangle.

The longing for love.

Jingle Jangle.

Brendan Behan.

Dominic Behan.

Dublin Men

Mountjoy.

A Song for Ireland.

And the auld triangle, went jingle jangle
All along the banks of the Royal Canal
All along the banks of the Royal Canal

Amazing that Glen hasn’t featured on The Jukebox before.

As you can see he’s a charismatic performer who has no problem working a crowd and getting every last drop of feeling from a well worn song.

Check out his covers of songs by Bob Dylan and Van Morrison which are notable for the ‘let’s give it the full lash lads!’ approach he brings to hallowed classics.

Christy Moore is more than an icon of Irish Folk Music he’s a national treasure.

Over the decades Christy has developed tremendous song craft bringing acute emotional intelligence and dramatic intensity to lyric and melody.

His version of The Auld Triangle has the echo of the prison corridors and is haunted with hungry feeling.

And the auld triangle, went jingle jangle
All along the banks of the Royal Canal

All along the banks of the Royal Canal

When it comes to haunting voices I know of no combination of writer and actor to equal Samuel Beckett and Jack MacGowran.

Beckett’s prose has such wonderful rhythmic pace and poise which MacGowran performs with luminous feeling.

Jingle Jangle.

Hungry Feelings.

Jingle Jangle.

Jingle Jangle.

Blog Break :

Thankfully I’m well and safely hunkered down in rural seclusion. This gives me the opportunity for deep listening and reading without, immediately, thinking about turning those experiences into a Jukebox Post.

So, for a while, there will be no new Posts here.

But! There are 388 Posts here for you to explore.

Everything from Amazing Rhythm Aces to Frank Zappa.

Please take a ramble round The Jukebox Archive and let me know via your comments what your responses to the featured music and artists are.

I will, of course, be regularly visiting the blogs I follow and cherish and making an effort to comment more frequently.

Stay Well.