Tuesday, 31 March 2009

New songs!

We've been trying out a lot of new songs lately at recent performances - which as usual means old songs and hymns that are so old most people have forgotten about them. At the moment the list includes:

Haven of Rest (by Henry Gilmour of Londonderry, around 1890)
What Will the Profit Be? (by the Monroe Brothers)
What's the News? (the anthem of the 1859 Ulster Revival)
Victory in Jesus (by EM Bartlett, 1939)
Nearer My God to Thee (1841 - famous as the hymn that the band played as the Titanic sank)
All the Way My Saviour Leads Me (1875 - tune "Ulster" written by Robert Lowry)
I've a Soul to be Saved (an old Sunday School song)
Say Will You be Ready (another old Sunday School song)
Three crosses standing (another old Sunday School song)
O Christ what Burdens bowed Thy head (melody "Consolation/Ulster" by Ira D Sankey, circa 1888)
He's the One
We are Never Never Weary (1885, by Ulster emigrant William Kirkpatrick)
On the Sea of Galilee (the Carter Family)
Sunshine in the Shadows (the Carter Family)
Dwelling in Beulah Land
Brand from the Burning
The Sands of Time are Sinking (inspired by Samuel Rutherford)
Still Sweeter Every Day
And a good few more!

Demos are being recorded at the moment and are sounding good. All being well the free download MP3s will be posted here soon - as and when we get them finished.