Show 159 – Death and Taxes

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This week, it’s traditionally tax time in the U.S., so Katie Marie and Joe spin up tracks that feature tunes and songs about poverty, hard times, tax collections, and death. Joe mistakenly attributes the quote “Nothing is certain but death and taxes” to notable Nevada local, Mark Twain, but it was Ben Franklin commenting on the fragility of Democracy.

This week, we play: Damien O’Reilly, The Friel Sisters, Dublin Gulch, Alan Kelly Gang, John Whelan, Altan, Nuala Kennedy, Tommy Martin, Lau, Solas, Trian, Ann Gray, The Tannahill Weavers, and The Yanks.

This week’s FairPlé score: 36


# Track Artist Release
1 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
2 Kerryman’s Fling-I have no Money-Donald Blue Damien O’Reilly Dúchas
3 Jigs- Helvic Head-I Buried My Wife & Danced On Top of Her-Frahers (feat. Gearoid Ó Maonaigh & Seamus O’Kane) The Friel Sisters The Friel Sisters
4 The Bold Tenant Farmer Dublin Gulch Dirty Old Town
5 The Poorest Company Alan Kelly Gang The Last Bell
6 Piper’s Despair-Longford Collector-Seller’s Bonnet John Whelan Celtic Roots (Spirit Of Dance)
7 The Tin Key-Sam Kelly’s Jig-The Gravediggers (Jigs) Altan The Widening Gyre
8 Death And The Lady Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
9 Poor But Happy At 53-Tom Martins Reel Tommy Martin Uilleann Piper
10 Glen Where The Deer Is-The Ivy Leaf-The Dublin Lasses Nuala Kennedy Behave the Bravest
11 Ghosts Lau Lau Unplugged
12 The Ghost of Tom Joad Solas The Turning Tide
13 The Poor Man’s Fortune-The Fiddler’s Key-The Blessings Of Silver Trian Trian II
14 Neil Gow’s Lament for the Death of His Second Wife Ann Gray Tales of Magpies & Ravens
15 The Ghost of Mick McDonnell The Tannahill Weavers Òrach (The Golden Anniversary)
16 I Have No Money/The Flooded Road to Glenties/Molly Bawn Yanks Haymaker