The Blacksmith

from by Dan O'Shea

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A faithless blacksmith fails to keep his agreement with a young lady. I first heard this sung by a former lover, while we were both apprentice blacksmiths, and it has always had a special significance to me.


from Idle Fellows and Merrymakers, released May 30, 2012



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Dan O'Shea Falmouth, UK

Dan O'Shea is a hearty singer of traditional song, with a broad repertoire spanning the breadth of the British Isles. His songs are sung with passion and conviction, whether sung a'cappella or accompanied on the tenor mandola, bouzouki or accordion. He can be found singing in the street, at festivals around the UK, or in league with the acclaimed Falmouth Fish Sea Shanty Collective. ... more

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