About our music

McLaughlin’s Alley plays a mix of pop-rock covers and originals and Irish favorites, both old and new. At our gigs, you’ll hear everything from La Bamba, How to Save a Life, If I Had a Thousand Dollars and Smile to Whiskey in the Jar and Black Velvet Band. Our signature sound: rich, three-part harmonies.

We play as a five-piece band (12-string guitar, bass, drums, ukelele and flute) or as an acoustic trio (with 12-string guitar, acoustic bass and ukelele. We fine-tune our playlists to suit the venue and the occasion. (When people are dancing, we keep it uptempo! Around St. Patrick’s Day, we’ll dig deeper into our Irish repertoire.)

Little by Little cover for websiteWhat is our original music like?

McLaughlin’s Alley songs reference 60s, 70s and 80s pop music, but with a very modern vibe. Our music is accessible, resonant and fun.

We’ve got one CD of originals recorded (Little by Little) and plan to get into the studio soon to lay down another one.

You can buy digital downloads of our songs from CD Baby:

Blackberry Wine Fade Away
I’m Doing All Right Without You The Life That You’re Not Living
Lingers On Little by Little
Something Inside What You Choose
When I Can’t Sleep

We’ve also got a CD of Irish favorites
McLaughlins-Green-1000pxMcLaughlin’s Green includes:

Old Maid in the Garrett
Fiddler’s Green
John O’Dreams
Black Velvet Band
Danny Boy
Wild Rover
Castle of Dromore
MacNamara’s Band
Whiskey in the Jar
Mary from Dungloe

 

To order McLaughlins’ Green send a check for $12.50 per CD (includes S/H) to 13979 Minock Drive/ Redford MI 48239.

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