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MP3 Alan Blackshaw - Maybe This Year
A collection of strong, original songs reflecting personal and social concerns. A performer grounded in folk, roots and country traditions.
12 MP3 Songs
COUNTRY: Country Folk, FOLK: Political Folk
Maybe This Year is the debut album from Alan Blackshaw
Alan is a singer/songwriter strongly grounded in the traditions of Folk and Country music. He has been writing songs for over 20 years.
He writes songs from the heart.
Following are details of the songs on the album:
This is the story of the last stand of the Kalkadoon people against the settlers in the Mt Isa area.
Talking About Houses
One of the most stressful events in life- buying a house.
For Australians War Memorials are of prime importance. This song deals with the emotions involved in a visit to the Changi Prisoner of War Memorial in Singapore.
The title says it all
One is Left
Bushfires are part of life in rural Australia. This song was written on the second anniversary of the fires that swept through Canberra a few years ago.
Heart Next to Mine
A gentle love song inspired by the waters and islands around Cairns in far north Queensland.
The Ned Kelly saga is ingrained in the Australian psyche. This song started as something else but when I’d finished the song I realised it was the Kelly story.
We Just Pass These People By
1 in 5 Australians suffer from a mental illness at any one time. This song is written about a person who has bipolar disorder but could be about anyone with a mental illness.
My Heart Keeps Going Back
A love song of sorts
This Old Town
Once you leave your home town you just can’t go back
Thinking of Home
Written during a time when I spent an amount of time on the road away from home
Traditionally a white feather was sent to someone who was considered to be a coward. But is it cowardice or courage to stand up against authorities for what a person believes?
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