(Traditional) This song has been one of our trademark songs over the dozen or so years that we have been playing together. It originated as a Scottish ballad called "Jock Stewart" or "A Man You Don't Meet Everyday". This one is for Shane!
(Tommy Makem) I always enjoyed Dermot O'Reilly's version of this song. Our inclusion of this song is a tribute to Dermot as well as the writer. No album would be complete without a Tommy Makem song. (Rob)
(Traditional) The title of this selection comes from the birth of a beautiful instrument. My father made an octave mandola for me two years ago. It's the instrument I have wanted as long as I have been able to play anything. Being made by my Dad makes it truly special. (Rob)