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News: Moya Brennan, Jenne Lennon, Luka Bloom, Brian Kennedy and Solas

You can now get a copy of the fantastic PBS show hosted by Moya Brennan.  The Music of Ireland (Welcome Home) is now available exclusively at Barnes and Nobles. You can see snippets of this video of you co to http://www.moyabrennan.com/ ….Jenne Lennon is in studio working on he new album. Her moving rendition of “Bonny Portmore” is for sale at I-Tunes, Amazon.com, Rhapsody , and all other online stores!  Download the single that’s making all of the buzz in Scotland and the U.K.! The single is featured on the “Going Back Home V.11” Compilation Album through Quickstar/Sony Productions according to her website: Jenne Lennon is hard at work on a new performance schedule for the spring and her debut solo album! Keep checking the sites for more updates on all of Jenne’s endeavors! http://www.jennelennon.com/music.htmlLuka Bloom is one of the important international artists to head the 20th Caribana Festival. Experience diversity and  a kind of music that pushes the limits of what’s mainstream and what’ ‘alternative’ http://www.caribana-festival.ch/en/2010/artists/…. Albums, news and interviews of Irish Balladeer Brian Kennedy can now be seen when you go to http://www.briankennedy.co.uk/ also watch out for new up-coming autobiography!…For the month of June, Solas has the following tour dates:

Venue City Date Time
Worcester Hibernian Cultural Center Worcester, MA 06/11/10 8:00pm
Worcester Hibernian Cultural Center Worcester, MA 06/12/10 6:00pm
Music and Wine Festival – Fort Hunter Park Harrisburg, PA 06/13/10 7:30pm
Madison Square Park New York, NY 06/23/10 7:00pm
Tupelo Music Hall Londonderry, NH 06/25/10 8:00pm
Celtic Fling Manheim, PA 06/26/10 TBD

For the entire tour dates please visit the official site’s tour schedule: http://www.solasmusic.com/?page_id=9

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Lyrics in focus:

The House Carpenter

What do you think the song is about? Don’t you think it presents a disturbing and tragic meaning?

Note: Mick McAuley has a different rendition of this especially in the 7th stanza which goes

“Are you weeping for your house and your home

is that where you longed to be,

Though I am not weeping for my house carpenter

I am weeping for my babies three”

Well met, well met, my own true love
Well met, well met, cried she
I’ve just returned from the salt, salt sea
And it’s all for the love of thee

I could have married a King’s daughter there
She would have married me
But I have forsaken my King’s daughter there
It’s all for the love of thee

Well, if you could have married a King’s daughter there
I’m sure you’re the one to blame
For I am married to a house carpenter
And I’m sure he’s a fine young man

Forsake, forsake your house carpenter
And come away with me
I’ll take you where the green grass grows
On the shores of sunny Italy

So up she picked her babies three
And gave them kisses, one, two, three
Saying “take good care of your daddy while I’m gone
And keep him good company.”

Well, they were sailin’ about two weeks
I’m sure it was not three
When the younger of the girls, she came on deck
Sayin’ she wants company

“Well, are you weepin’ for your house and home?
Or are you weepin’ for your babies three?”
“Well, I’m not weepin’ for my house carpenter
I’m weepin’ for my babies three.”

Oh what are those hills yonder, my love
They look as white as snow
Those are the hill of heaven, my love
You and I’ll never know

Oh what are those hills yonder, my love
They look as dark as night
Those are the hills of hell-fire my love
Where you and I will unite

Oh twice around went the gallant ship
I’m sure it was not three
When the ship all of a sudden, it sprung a leak
And it drifted to the bottom of the sea

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