If I Had You

The latest from my music blog

Tadhg Ó Ciardha Music

The latest video on my YouTube channel. “If I Had You” is one of my favourite love songs to sing. It originally written by Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly (who wrote together under the pseudonym, “Irving King”) with Ted Shapiro back in 1928. This is the first jazz piece I’ve posted on here, I hope y’all like it

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Guest Post by Alice – A Rant + Self Care for Autistic Teens and Adults

Hi! I'm Alice. I'm an autistic, non-binary Leaving Cert student. I've never actually blogged, but I'm active on Tumblr and Facebook. I talk a lot about ASD, mental health, and LGBTQ+ issues! I met Tadhg last year when we both spoke at ASD: Myths and Legends in Dublin Castle. Today I'm going to have a rant about... Continue Reading →

All is Well – Tribute to My Grandad

Tadhg Ó Ciardha Music

“All is Well” is an American hymn, which dates back to the 1840’s. I first heard it from the album of the same name by Sam Amidon (one of the best performers around right now in my opinion.) The narrative of the song describes the process of accepting death, from the perspective of a person on their journey into the afterlife. Sam’s version features lush orchestra and I thoroughly recommend listening to it. Thomas Bartlett aka. Doveman also does a great version on piano. I recorded my accapella version during my first experience in a professional studio setting.

This song holds a very special meaning. When my granddad died back in October, this was the last song which I sang to him on his death-bed. I also subsequently performed this song at his funeral. My granddad was a man renowned for his kind and gentle nature, he always stood up for…

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Gig – CualaÉire Shebeen

To my followers in Ireland; I will be performing as part of this event tomorrow in City Hall, Dublin at 7pm. I'm truly honoured to be playing alongside a great selection of Ireland's up and coming poets and song-writers. Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/cualaeire-shebeen-tickets-30441925619 An evening of words and music to launch 'New York Rising,'... Continue Reading →

International Day of Persons with Disabilities & “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want — Celebrating Individual Abilities

Thanks to dlberek for posting this, an important post about an important issue. Although most awareness months and days are on a national scale, this December will feature a global undertaking to raise awareness and promote advocacy. December 3 is the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This is an effort to “promote... Continue Reading →

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