Marys Lane

Marys Lane

 Cleveland, Ohio, USA
BandFolkCeltic

"...the hottest new band on the Irish Circuit." - Cleveland Plain Dealer (3/16/11)
"...they don't play traditional cheesy Irish beer chanties. Their Celtic folk is filtered through a genuine affection for heartland, country, and indie-rock music." - Scene Magazine (11/23/11)

Biography

Marys Lane is an American Irish folk band based in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Celtic rock – hard to define, hard to resist, much like Marys Lane. “Marys Lane” is a place, way back in the old country, not owned by Mary, at least not any more. The band Marys Lane is rock, and reel, but most of all, the good times roll. Their Cleveland Rock roots are evident, but they are knee deep in the ghosts of Ireland – not maudlin mind you, but in the typical Kitchen Party made so famous by the Irish – everyone comes, everyone joins in, one way or another, and everyone leaves wishing the night would never end.

Their newest release is "See You Next Time". Given the prolific playing schedule of Marys Lane, it won’t be long, till next time, is tonight. The guys were all musicians, and got together one day at Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival; “Hey, we should start a band?”. One year later, they met again, and realized waiting was no longer an option. They have been full steam ahead ever since, playing festivals and gigs in an ever-widening circle testament to their skill, their fun, and the passionate following their performances and personalities provoke. 

(John O'Brien Jr. - Irish American News - Ohio)

Lyrics

My Ireland Home

Written By: Pat Mulloy

Please let me go to my Ireland Home
I'm taking my cousins with me
Take me to where the beaches are gold
And where the Sheep guard the sea
I'd like to go back, just for the craic'
Coming in like the crest of a wave
I'd walk a mile, just for a smile
And sit at the pub for a day

You're not on my mind
You're not on my mind
You're not on my mind
I'll see you next time

I have been told those stories of old
By the ones who have come before me
It's their sinking ships and their nightmares of cliffs
Those are stories they pass on to me
And as I go walking right up the bray
I pass the old church where they pray
They say that they know me, say they will show me
And I've never seen their face

You're not on my mind
You're not on my mind
You're not on my mind
I'll see you next time

Please let me go to my Ireland home
and I'm taking my cousins with me

I Once Crossed an Ocean

Written By: Patrick Mulloy

I once crossed an ocean
to change my life
in search of a future
and somewhere alright
I was running from nothing
Old Glory in sight
I once crossed an ocean
for the love of my life

But I promise to return
To that old garden spot I belong
To that second story window I was born
And so goes the story forevermore

I made sure I'd leave you
with stories to tell
and one time each year
you anthems so well
if you’re searching for something
I’m always around
for family history's
are more than stones in the ground

But I promise to return
To that old garden spot I belong
To that second story window I was born
And so goes the story forevermore

Theres so much I was and so much I wasn’t
I made some mistakes, yeah so did my cousins
I stayed at the bars where they poured the right pints
and then by morning I was on the job site
raised all my family on a working man’s wage
I lost many friends to the curse of old age
I once crossed an ocean

I once crossed an ocean
where my friends could be found
I once crossed an ocean
still talk of the town

Discography

See You Next Time (2013) (Album)

Power in a Tiny Bottle (2013) (EP)

Live In Ohio City (2011) (Live Album)