Mattie Lennon


Articles and Songs
* CD Review/commentary: The Pilgrim
* Humour: Among the Wicklow Hills
* Humour: Nostradamus, Malachi and Me
* Humour: There's love, there's sex, and there's the 46A
* Humour: Nothing Rhymes with Volvo
* Review of The Songs of Sean McCarthy
* The Bog isn't a place, it's a feeling 
* Band Review: You're Welcome to the Rambling House
* Song: John Carthy
* Song: The Slopes of Sweet Cloonee
Song: Browe's Puckan
* Song: The Hideout on the Rock
* Song: The Last (Lamp) Post
* Song: How I Stack Me Oul CDs

Mattie Lennon PhotoMattie Lennon, is the host of "Mattie Lennon's Ballad Hour" on Radio Dublin 100FM every Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m.  He contributes songs and informative articles to Cantaria.  By way of introduction, he writes this about himself:

 I was born in the middle of the last century at Kylebeg, Lacken, Blessington, Co Wicklow. And as James Joyce said about Dublin "I never left" even though I have spent the last 30 years in Dublin.

Songwriting started when I was 14 or 15. If anyone blamed me for anything in the wrong I would "make a song about them". There weren't many false accusations so I wasn't very prolific.

Nowadays I write the occasional humourous article and  I compile and present the occasional show on local radio (I have been on national radio a few times also). The format of the show (The Story And The Song) is; I play four or five Irish ballads having first told the story behind each one.