Here is Peter Staunton's brilliant remix of several of the "Trad Tune Challenge" video's in support of St. Patricks Mental Health Services in Dublin. My own contribution can be see here. You can still make a contribution by visiting walkinmyshoes.ie (or if in Ireland), text "Shoes" to 57802 for a €2 donation.
Sorry, but I could not resist it Seamus Begley ;-)) -----
Did you ever get a ride? Did you ever get a ride? Did you ever get a ride on a tractor? No I never got a ride, No I never got a ride, No I never got a ride on a tractor.
Did you pull it in and out? Did you pull it in and out? Did you push and draw it out on a tractor? Yes, I pushed and drew it out, Yes, I pushed and drew it out, And played "Paddy Fahy's Tractor" on the tractor… ;-))
------ Thanks to Joe Burke for the photo Apologies to Seamus Moore for my bastardized lyrics of his "Did You Ever Get A Ride On A Tractor"
I gladly accept the "Walk in My Shoes" Trad Tune challenge from Tommy McCarthy in support of the St. Patricks Mental Health Foundation in Ireland and would like to further nominate Pat Broaders and Dennis Cahill to play a bit of a tune, sing a bit of a song, recite a bit of a poem, tell a bit of a joke, dance a bit, or chew on a bit… ;-))
But in all seriousness, mental illness is a growing problem especially amongst the young in Ireland (and elsewhere for that matter). 1 in 4 will experience a mental health difficulty and suicide is the leading cause of death among 18-25 year olds.
You can make a donation to: www.walkinmyshoes.ie or if in Ireland, please text: SHOES to 57802
Thanks for your time and enjoy my bit of a tune… #TradTune