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Watch: Mundy Performs His Awesome Hit “July” @ Trinity College, Ireland

by on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 1:02 pm EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

This song by Mundy is very catchy — extremely popular throughout Ireland — yet, I doubt more than a half-dozen people in America have ever even heard it.  It’s really shocking how so much great music across the world remains local, and never gets ushered onto the world stage.  What a waste…

Mundy’s own independent label, Camcor Records, released this amazing song on his 2002 album 24 Star Hotel. I stumbled upon it while in Ireland sometime around the mid-point of this decade.  My wife and I were loading up with Irish music at a small CD store in Dingle to keep our car stereo humming along with tunes that might compliment the beautiful Irish countryside all around us, and — low and behold — halfway through The Definitive Irish Folk Collection Vol.2 this Mundy song jumped out of our speakers.  Well, I’ll just say that it got a lot of play over those couple weeks.  You’ll see from the crowd participation just how popular this song is in the Emerald Isle.

Here is Mundy performing “July” and then a great rendition of Harry Nilsson’s “Everybody’s Talkin,” on Rag Week’s opening night — 2008 — at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.  Enjoy!:

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Mundy’s amazing single “July,” can be downloaded here: Mundy - Hurricane Healing Vol 3 - July

Watch: From 1980 — Boomtown Rats Perform Hit ‘Banana Republic’

by on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 4:57 pm EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Here’s a fabulous song by Bob Geldof’s old band — from Dublin, Ireland — The Boomtown Rats.  For those unfamiliar with this track, it’s got a great reggae-infused melody that will leave you humming it over and over again, all day and night.  Songs like these make me miss the 80s something terrible:

Enjoy!:

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The Boomtown Rats’ ‘Banana Republic’ can be downloaded here:  The Boomtown Rats - Best of the Boomtown Rats - Banana Republic