Covers

Several of my songs that have been covered by other acts and are available on various albums via online shops, itunes, spotify and similar platforms.

I’ve always been delighted and flattered whenever another act records a cover version of one of my songs.

It’s a great compliment and continues to incentivise me to keep writing.

Songwriting is one thing, getting people to listen to your songs is another AND getting them covered is another! 

Featuring: 'De Valera'

I've alway's been a big fan of the Furey's and the day I first heard this version is a cherished memory. It was completely unexpected, I never pitched this song to any other act and I wrote it back in 1986 when it was featured in my 2nd album, 'Jackeen's & Culchie's'. The song is entitled 'A Man of Our Times' on this album.

Featuring: 'You're Never Too Old to Love' - Version 2

This version was produced by Liam Hurley and I rewrote this version especially for Susan. Liam and Susan did a great job on it and has enjoyed more international radio plays than any other song of mine by a long chalk. It has been playlisted on BBC radio 2 on many occasions and the single release charted in Ireland.

Featuring: 'You're Never Too Old to Love' - Version 1

My biggest single record sales royalty payout was from this album which sat high in the UK album charts for several months. It included a cover track of my first version of this song. I love Tony Allen's vocals and he did a lovely job on this one. The album went on to chart globally.

Featuring: 'You're Never Too Old to Love' - Version 1

Another album from Mick and Tony featuring my song.

Featuring: 'You're Never Too Old to Love' - Version 2

The very latest release (2019/20) by Tony and Mick that also features my song.

Featuring: 'You're Never Too Old to Love' - Version 1

This was another collection of Foster and Allens songs that was released and marketed internationally by Readers Digest.

Featuring: 'De Valera'

Charlie and the Bhoys are a highly popular Scottish based act who certainly know how to get the audience rocking with their fine renditions of Irish rebel songs. As a songwriter I'm always flattered when any act either performs one of my songs or goes to the trouble to record one.

Featuring: 'De Valera'

Another Scottish based band of similar pedigree with a nicely put together version of my song. I shared a gig with them many years ago at the Swan in Stockwell, South London.

Featuring: 'Mother England's Giro, 'The Quare one' and 'Maggie & the Farmer'

Not an act I'm familiar with, but he's recorded several tidy and well produced covers of my songs that were featured on my 'Thatcher Song' album.

Featuring: 'De Valera'

Another cover recording of my song from an act that I know little of, with a version that's more than decent. Well done and thanks to Tony!

Featuring: 'The Thatcher Song' and 'The Taoiseach's Hooley'

My two biggest selling singles were also covered by this act who got both into the Irish charts back in the 1980's.