Gaza We Won’t Forget You

Here’s my second home recorded song about Gaza. This time it’s a lament to commemorate the thousands of innocent people dead, wounded or homeless because of the insane bombings on Gaza during the summer of 2014. I wrote it during Christmas, when we were looking…

Gaza We Won’t Forget You!

In this time of Christmas celebrations and retrospection, I couldn’t help checking out how our mainstream media looks back at the insane bombings on Gaza. So far, I haven’t seen any mention of the war crimes at all, but I suppose they’re still working on…

The Ballad Of Charlie McCoy

Here’s the Ballad Of Charlie McCoy. This is our first Cripple Oak studio recording. Last September (2014) I was at the impressive ancient Celtic site of Glendalough, co. Wicklow. Looking for old undocumented Irish songs, a local man, John Holden, told me about the late Charlie McCoy,…

The Ballad Of Nelson Mandela

Here’s the ballad I wrote one year ago about Nelson Mandela, shortly after his passing. I was delighted when Claudio Benito was willing to join me to make a version of this song by combining his Flamenco skills and my folk style into a brand new…

Pootjes Wijd

Here’s a song in Dutch about a remarkable accident with a crane that happened recently in IJsselstijn. The crane toppled onto a neighbouring house while lifting a man over the roof to another house. He wanted to surprise his girlfriend by visiting her bedroom at the back of…

Stop The Mass Poultry Farms!

Today (1 Dec. 2014) there was bad news again: another big poultry farm near my place had to kill all it’s feathered live stock. Earlier this week I wrote a song about this subject. Yesterday I was triggered by a news item that the farmers can get compensation…