Have a listen to Shane Hennessy on the following link. Shane is a native of Carlow, Ireland and a wonderful talent. hope you like it.

Here he plays 'Sweet dreams'


Sweet dreams


Seals and Crofts : A fabulous duo with some haunting melodies

Here they play ' Irish Linen '


Irish Linen


Tommy Emmanuel is one of the most influential Guitarists on the Planet.


Here Tommy plays ' Those who wait '

Those who wait





The Hollies recorded my favourite song ever! 'He aint heavy, he's my brother'. Everything about this song is stunning and the quality of the recording at the time is unbelievable!



He aint heave he's my brother

Jim Croce is one of my lasting favourites and his music is always at the top of my playlists

I've  selected ' These dreams '


These dreams

James Taylor is another of the original greats for the guitar lover and ' you've got a friend ' is legendary.



You've got a friend

The Beatles -unbelievable catalogue!

but I have to pick one  so I've picked 'If I fell'



If I fell

Don Felder is a strong favourite of mine. Lead Guitarist with The Eagles and the Composer of the music of ' Hotel California '


Hotel California

Simon and Garfunkel were the very early influence on budding young musicians of my era. Paul is a brilliant songwriter and poet and I love his early work most.


Here they play' Kathy's song '

Kathys Song

Loggins and Messina, another fabulous duo with beautifully natural music and lyric - right from the heart -nothing contrived.

Listen to 'House at Pooh corner '


House at Pooh corner

Jethro Tull ...... a completely original band led by Ian Anderson. Listen to Locomotive breath, a favourite of mine, but try listen to other material to get the real picture.

Here I link 'Locomotive Breath '


Locomotive breath

Rory Gallagher, Irish and world class unbelievably brilliant for his time





What's goin on

Joni Mitchell wrote probably the most perfect song ever! with Both Sides Now. Clouds love and life in a very meaningful song.

Click below for ' Both sides now '



Both sides now

Albert Hammond :  A stunning songwriter (look at his full catalog sometime)He writes the music to the lyrics of others and nobody has done it better. I have chosen a song that meant so much to me in the 70's

'It never rains in Southern California '


It never rains in Southern California

Carl Hession has been a good friend for many years and is an established composer/performer/arranger.He has released many albums and continues to write and produce.I have often helped with lyrics and I wrote the words for this song from his album Stepping Stones,it's called

The Crooked Road '


The crooked road

Frankie Gavin is a gifted musician and has a broad catalogue of works but I have chosen a christmas song done in traditional irish style- fabulous!

Have a listen to ' Ding Dong merrily on high '


Ding dong merrily on high

Gordon Lightfoot  The Canadian songster who penned some inspiring songs and again was one of my first influences.

Listen to ' Song for a winters night '


Song for a winters night

I had the privilege of doing backing vocals on Michelle Lally's songs below and I think her recording of these tracks is very special indeed.

' Broom of the Cowdenowes '

' The wild Goose '


Broom of the Cowdenowes

The wild goose

I had the great pleasure of working with Brendan Grace on this Album.


b grace

The Dutchman