Twelve songs

A few people have asked me about my songs, and I know it’s a bit difficult to find them as they are spread out all over the blog. So, here are the links:

Hey Sean
One Way
No Way of Knowing
Devil’s Bit
Lament for Sean O’Brien
Sean and Clio in the Snow
Come Back and See Me
7021 Days
All We Had
Love Remains and Losing You



Filed under Death, Ireland, Memories, Music

6 responses to “Twelve songs

  1. Aedin

    Great that you put them all together – thanks for that

    • Thank you, Aedin. I’m hoping to organize a bit of recording for the second or third weekend in July … it’d be great if you were able to come up for that.

  2. Cymbeline

    Hello Brendano. It is a good idea to bring the songs together in this way. I have not listened to them all yet; I find the process of listening very painful, perhaps because I feel as though I am intruding. And yet, I know that you want people to hear and I understand that. I shall refer to this list, and listen to a song from time to time. They are beautiful songs of love even when they are only read.

    ‘Twelve Songs’. For some reason the title made me think of Neruda’s small collection ‘Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Cancion Desesperada’. Perhaps it is because of the counting and the love, certainly not because of the concept of despair.

    I thought of you yesterday. We had organized our younger son’s birthday party in a local park. Between mouthfuls of cake and crisps etc, my husband and ten boys played lots of raucous games with a ball. I sat by a huge old tree and watched them. You have often spoken of all the fun you had kicking a ball around with Sean, and I thought of that photograph of all the lost and retrieved balls.

    • Thank you, Cymbeline. After I posted the photo of the lost balls, I found an old rugby kicking tee of Sean’s in the garden, and was sorry that wasn’t included too.

      Thanks for the kind words about the songs. I have ideas for a couple more, and will continue to write songs, I think. One night last week a young neighbour arrived with a friend of his I didn’t know (both aged around 18). They brought guitars, and it was very gratifying to find that they knew all my songs! We sat and played some of them. I enjoy that kind of thing.

      An idea Pauline and I have at the moment is to build a kind of extra room in the garden that could be used for recording sessions with local musicians, as well as having a table for table tennis and so on. It would be on the lawn where we used to play football, and would mean less mowing. 🙂

  3. Cymbeline

    That sounds like a wonderful idea. A bridge of light on the lawn.

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