Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Thursday, June 25, 2015


One of the most refreshing voices and talents to come out of the 60s folk music boom was Patrick Sky.  His first album's were well-received and he became a staple one the scene, playing with Buffy Ste. Marie, Mississippi John Hurt, Eric Anderson, and others.  He is noted for having Mississippi John Hurt singing Gilbert and Sullivan and for regaling audiences with the groaning-worthy story of Siberian Peach Pie.  His 1973 album Songs That Made America Famous provided a scathing satire of American life and took several years to find a home.

Sky now lived in North Carolina with his wife Cathy where they perform, produce, and write about traditional Irish music, and where Sky handcrafts traditional Irish uillean pipes.

"Many a Mile"

"Separation Blues"

"Modern Major General"

"The Ballad of Ira Hayes"

A NSFW riff on prejudice:  "Bake Dat Chicken Pie"

An even more NSFW song:  "Fight for Liberation"

"Rattlesnake Mountain"

"Nectar of God"

"Every Time"

"Keep on Walking"

"A Girl I Once Owned:

"Are You from Dixie?"

"Give to the Cause" (with the Gilbert and Sullivan intro)

"The Farmer's Cursed Wife"

Finally, a short piece on Patrick Sky's uilleann pipes:

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