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The Tramp/A Good Time

Dermod first met Moleskin Joe after spending a miserable night in the cold around Greenock. They travelled together for a couple of days before Joe got him a job as a farm labourer.
A few years later they met again and travelled together through Argyll to Kinlochleven where there was available work as a navvy. Moleskin Joe's favourite saying was “There's a good time comin', though we may never live to see it”.

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I’ve sailed on ships with sails of fire,
By amber ports, through carmine seas,
And opal-tinted argosies,
To dreamt-of islands of desire.

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from The Road Across the Hills, released February 22, 2019
Music composed by Gráinne Brady with 'A Navvy's Philosophy' by Patrick MacGill

Gráinne Brady – fiddle
Andrew Waite – piano accordion
Innes White – guitar, tenor guitar
Steve Forman - percussion

Jack Houston – spoken word

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Gráinne Brady Glasgow, UK

Gráinne Brady is a Glasgow based fiddle player and composer, originally from Co. Cavan, Ireland.

‘...a composer of enormous talents. ... Her composition approaches take many directions, all of which show unique connections to the chosen stories behind each piece, from magical rhythms to roaring high tempo melodies, all of which connect to you as a listener. ’
Pádraig Rynne, NOTIFY
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