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Good Verse By Sean McCabe
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Irish poetry by Sean McCabe, set in New York, Dublin, and in the landscape of a lonely but distinguished soul. McCabe writes in his trademark folk/rap style.
Lyrics n Ballads By Sean McCabe
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Book of poems exploring the expatriate Life of an Irish balladeer who has spent time in such places as New York, Guatemala, Sweden, and the Irish Midlands. These poems are distinguished and lonely
The Pubs Of New York By Sean McCabe
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Dessy Whelan and Frank Molone fight it out in The nook bar in The Bronx
Donegal Joe By Sean McCabe
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Donegal Joe arrives to the door of the Delaney household, looking for a cup of tea, and maybe more. Both Mr and Mrs Delaney react in very contrasting ways to the beggar's arrival. Moral mayhem... More > ensues...< Less
A Busker's Guide To Paris By Sean McCabe
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Jimmy Devine (guitarist) and Gideon (fiddler) travel to Paris on a short busking tour. Upon arriving, they bump into old friend Johnny Farraway (fiddler), who spends his days sitting on the platform... More > of the Odeon metro station waiting for fellow busker Rob (guitarist), who never shows...They bump into Boru McInerny (singer supreme), who spends most of his days perched on a barstool in the Happy Irishman Pub, near the Louvre. They bump into Celine, an old flame of Jimmy's, who invites the duo to come stay at her place. However, they are staying at Eduard Malvonde's house. Eduard (infamous blacklisted writer) loves chatting over dinner about his favourite French authors, and his food ain't bad either. Jimmy is inclined to lodge with Eduard, but when Gideon suggests that he go and stay with Celine (at her invitation), Jimmy has a change of heart. Suddenly jealous, Jimmy finds himself wanting to stay forever in Paris, in his old girlfriend's place, of course. Love conquers literature, but is it too late..?< Less
Jimmy's Way, Vol 1 By Sean McCabe
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Jimmy moves to Harlem and finds a job in an Irish joint called Duggan's Bar & Restaurant'. He discovers that half of the crew here are crazy, and resemble one big dysfuctional family. He settles... More > in, however, and is trained by Linda the alcoholic ageing waitress who loves to sit down at the bar after each shift and drink rum and cokes...She warns him to do his best to 'dodge the bullets'. It doesn't take Jimmy long to understand what she means...Caught up in the 'Wild West' of Duggan's Bar & Restaurant, Jimmy almost forgets that he has come to New York to make it big on the Irish pub Music scene...< Less
Breakfast in Woodside Vol 2 By Sean McCabe
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Jimmy Devine continues his quest to 'make it' as a singer in New York. Harry Foley Junior continues to plan on rescuing his daughter Lucy who has been kidnapped by a fanatical cult leader. Freddie... More > Fee continues to hope for the return of his girlfriend Mimi who left him because he won't stop drinking. Judy Murtagh continues to look for love in the wrong places. Frederick Lancaster continues to be anguished over the two loves of his life, his live in girlfriend Brenda and Winnie, his extra girl. Gideon continues his efforts to become the greatest Irish fiddler of them all. All of these characters have one thing in common: they are part of the heartbeat of New York, and cannot think of themselves as being anywhere else... 'McCabe's gentle recollections spring eternal'- Cahir O Doherty, The Irish Voice, New York< Less
The Days By Sean McCabe
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Fifteen year old Eoin Grady spikes his hair and dons a pair of doc marten boots, thereby launching his punkrocker's rebellion against his conservative minded parents. With his 'mod' friend Bozo, Eoin... More > wanders the streets of his home town of Baile every night, looking for adventure. He finds plenty of adventure when he lands a job as a DJ in the local pirate radio station. His rebellion leads him to the discovery of a darker, more sinister side to life in Baile...and when one of his new friends attempts a murder, he has second thoughts about his 'new direction' in life 'McCabe's gentle recollections spring eternal'-Cahir O Doherty, Irish Voice, New York.< Less
Breakfast In Woodside Vol 1 By Sean McCabe
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Jimmy Devine has arrived in New York with the intention of starting an Irish band. He recruits Frederick Lancaster, accordionist, actor, raconteur, waiter, general man about town, and Gideon, the... More > shy and sometimes wilful fiddler who plays Irish music in the subway stations of Brooklyn, to his cause, and together 'The Blazing Sons', as they call themselves, set about conquering New York! Jimmy lands some gigs in Irish pubs in Woodside and the Bronx. He discovers, however, that the path to the big time on the Irish scene in New York is strewn with many obsctacles, not to mention casualties. Dickensian in scope, 'Breakfast in Woodside' is a tale of the contemporary Irish experience in New York, and is told through the viewpoint of several characters, both Irish born and American born. For some, the grass has proved to indeed be 'greener on the other side'; for others it has not. "McCabe's gentle recollections spring eternal" - Cahir O Doherty, The Irish Voice, New York.< Less
The Homecoming By Sean McCabe
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Jimmy Devine goes home to Ireland from Paris to settle down and get a proper job. But he can't settle down. He gets a job as a teacher in a rural school in the 'middle of nowhere', but memories of... More > the free and easy life he had in Paris haunt his dreams. His ex girlfriend comes to visit from Paris and while travelling together in Connemara Jimmy suddenly realises he has a big decision to make! Love and adventure in Paris, or a dull but comfortable existence in rural Ireland...< Less