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Blog Archive for September, 2020

We All Own The Sky – The Button Factory Dublin

Posted on 23 Sep 2020

Continuing the series from the Button Factory Dublin, here’s We All Own The Sky. I had the privilege of singing this one again for my Lutheran friends in a wonderful zoom event. We had an International service which tackled the Climate Change Crisis with St. Finians Lutheran Church of Dublin, Ireland, University Lutheran Chapel of Berkeley, California, a Catholic priest Fr. Dermot Lane and myself here in Detroit.
I’m not a religious person but I do respect that religions have an important role in society and so I was happy to collaborate because we all need to reconsider our place in the world and how we can live in harmony with the Earth.

We All Own The Sky hit home in the last days as the smoke from the California fires created a strange haze in our skies here in Detroit. I found myself looking at a very dim sun low in the sky and looking away quickly realising I shouldn’t look at the sun. Anyways, the core message of this songs is that we are all connected by the the air and the oceans and if we want to have a hope of fixing these problems we need more international co-operation.

For a studio version and more of my Climate Change Songs go to www.climatechangesongs.com

For more Videos from this concert check out the Enda Reilly At The Button Factory Dublin playlist which I update regularly

We All Own The Sky by Enda Reilly

We all own the Sky

Blue in the day and Black in the Night

We all own the Wind

That blows around the World again 

What Have we done to her?

Changing her behaviour.

What can we do for her?

Can we even save her?

Forgive Me Mother Earth 

We all own the Seas

Americans and Japanese

We all own the Seas

Indians and Chinese

We all own the Wind

As it blows around the World again

We all own the Wind

European African

What Have we done to her?

Changing her behaviour.

What can we do for her?

Can we even save her?

Forgive Me Mother Earth 

Credits
Director of Photography Eamon Nolan
Camera Brian Grey
Camera Davin Quinn
Production Manager Jason Cullen

Directed by Simon Daniels
Produced by Design For Life
Video editing by Wissame Cherfi
Audio mixing by Enda Reilly
Location Sound Dave Best
Location Lighting Goda Akuockite
Event promotion Aiken Production
Publicist Dwayne Woods
Special thanks to Stephen James Smith and Simon Daniels


Caledonia – New Video

Posted on 14 Sep 2020

Made famous in Ireland by Delores Keane and written by Dougie Mclean, this is a favourite of almost everyone. I’ve heard it abused by drunken women at the end of a night, wanting to get the buzz of singing it, but forgetting a few elusive words in the chorus! Classic! I myself have changed it up somewhat in the feel of it. Somehow I felt the words needed more air around them. My guitar followed along and here’s what came out. The little melody in the instrumental is great too so I felt that needed to be highlighted. Enjoy and Let me know what you think below! Now you know where to come when you are drunk and want a “hit” of Caledonia!



Interview and songs on Irish Music Cafe, Detroit

Posted on 1 Sep 2020

So I took a wander from 10 and a half mile in Southfield to five mile in Redford all part of the sprawl that is greater Detroit, to find CRB studios which are tucked away just down the street from Murphy’s Coney Island and from the AOH another centre (or center? ;)) of Irishness in Detroit, to meet Pat Johnson once again for his show The Irish Music Cafe. He went Live on Facebook for a version of Caledonia. Even though I’m low carb I had one of Charlie’s scones with my cuppa tea that Pat sorted out for me ! So I was in my element. Listen to the full show below.