Last week, with a TWENTY FIVE euro voucher to spend at any branch of Golden Discs on offer, we asked you to request a song for your father.
You answered in your dozens.
But there could be only one family favourite.
In reverse order then…
Count John McCormack – The
Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
Lord Snowflake writes:
Please play Count John McCormack singing anything for my (late) father because as a young lad the ritual on Sunday mornings in our house growing up was to listen to Mo Cheol Thu presented by the late Ciarán MacMathuna.
Dad taught me through listening to that program in particular that the delivery and the personality of the singer and how they reflected their own personality through a song was the key ingredient in delivering a valid and authentic performance IN THAT MOMENT, irrespective of your musical chops or previous reputation.
No Irish singer really epitomises this to the same extent that the late McCormack did. Fupp yous all and your tired, try hard hipster crap btw.
The Frames – Lay me Down
Please play Lay Me Down by the Frames for my father Michael because the line reminds me of me Da where it goes “And lay me down, In the hallowed ground, Where my father waits I will stay, So lay me down”
He’s not dead, I got him a very sarcastic card for Father’s Day, we get on well. We even hug now. Its like one of those modern man relationships that we are really trying to be better at. There’s nearly 40 years between us. He asks me how I am, like really how I am when I’m home and I always appreciate it.
Queen – These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Paraic Elliot writes:
Please play -These Are The Days Of Our Lives- for my father Paddy because we are both huge Queen fans. I can still remember the day – November 24th 1991 – when my dad was giving me a driving lesson and the radio was on. Suddenly we heard the news of Freddie Mercury’s death and I almost crashed the car into a ditch – such was the shock of his passing. My dad was speechless and we abandoned the lesson to go home and listen to Queen. RIP Freddie.
Rory Gallagher – Tattoo’d Lady
Please play Rory Gallagher’s Tatoo’d Lady for my father Tommy because we used to listen to him loads, and he’d even let me put the needle on the vinyls, when I was little.
Himself and my mum went to heaps of his shows, bringing me and my brother to as many as possible, especially when playing in the north west. Dad even had a child seat on his motorbike to bring me to some of his gigs.
Christy Moore – The Voyage
Mildred St Meadowlark writes:
Please play The Voyage by Christy Moore for my father Anthony as he used to play it on guitar for my mammy when we would go on holidays. It brings back memories of a time lost, and brings to mind all the things I love best about my dear dad, as a man who has made many sacrifices for the happiness of his family and taught me the most about love, loyalty and family.
George Harrison – Got My Mind Set On You
Please play Got my Mind Set on You by George Harrison for my father Frank because a) he’s dead and sob stories usually win the voucher & b) That song is a happy memory of being with my dad going into Virgin Megastores on quays [Dublin] getting the new release George Harrison vinyl album (fyi. Cloud 9). Seeing him looking chuffed with his purchase was the closest I’ve seen him to being a kid. It was a sunny day too…