Blackbird & Crow – Harlot On Holy Hill / The Witch That Could Not Be Burned

Must be the season of the witch.

If electric pagan blues is your thing, then you’re going to love the new video from Donegal duo Maighread Grace (top left) and Stephen Doohan (top right) aka Blackbird & Crow.

In her innately musical Donegal accent, Maighread delivers a declamatory spoken word tale of a free-spirited jezebel hunted by pitchfork-wielding yokels, while Stephen rips it up with a meaty slide guitar riff that would have the ghost of Rory Gallagher doing the duckwalk.

Nick says: Live at the witch trials.

Blackbird & Crow

8 thoughts on “You May Like This

  1. Tarfton Clax

    This is awesome. Seen them live a few times. One of the best bands currently gigging in Ireland. A voice like Janis Joplin, and Slide Guitar and foot stomping perfection from the deadly duo.

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  2. Mick Bluesdog Oliver

    These guys are awseome, not only do I know them as friends but have seen them live a number of times, Maighread gives her all when singing and Stephen backs her up with some powerhouse guitar work,if you haven’t yet seen them, you’re missing out on some fine music…

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  3. Ronan Leonard

    Thanks for posting my musical suggestion. Like Mick above, I also know them as friends and to really appreciate them you have to see them live. Stephen is immense on slide guitar and if Big Momma Thornton had a love child with Janis Joplin you would get Maighread.

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