Author Archives: Catherine Cunningham

Not an Easy Crown

This song was inspired by the wonderful Pride Parade in Portland, Oregon, and the I made the “video” in the runup to the recent marriage equality referendum in Ireland – which we won! Thanks to all the lovely couples who … Continue reading

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Song for Gaza

[youtube] I’ve also uploaded it to soundcloud for those who might find the images too disturbing. [soundcloud url=”″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] There’s not much more I want to add to this, but here’s someone who understands the … Continue reading

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Anyway the Sun

[youtube=] This song begun some years ago when a cousin of mine decided it was time to bring her journey through this world to an end. At the time, I could only get a few lines here and there. Then … Continue reading

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How Long?

Due in large part I’m sure to the fact that I wasn’t paying for it, (and so not counting the hours or the mistakes), this was, for me, one of those rare “no stress” recording experiences.   Also, I had no … Continue reading

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Lament of the Emigrant Banker

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Water into Wine

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The Great Aborted Bicycle Tour?

On a beautiful June day last “summer”,  I was heading up the country to do a few gigs.   I was somewhat unhappy about getting into my car to drive several hundred miles to sing songs about climate change.  Especially … Continue reading

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Go on and Fly

And when he found her, she was playing down by the water Like the walls weren’t falling down, like she was standing on solid ground He said “you know you shouldn’t build your castles on the sand Not if you … Continue reading

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The Square Root of 2, a brief theory of everything.

I just wrote a brief description of my  “post-philosophy degree” career for Cafe Philosophy,  a New Zealand-based philosophy magazine with impeccable taste in contributors.  It was commissioned on the basis of an article I had written for another philosophy magazine, … Continue reading

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