Purchase our Music

The Masterless Men band does not directly sell CD's, rather we use other resellers to reach out to our fans. Therefore for your convenience, below we have provided some of the fine establishments where you can purchase our music in store or online.

 

Local Retailers


Costco Shop Downhome Walmart
O'Briens Music Store

 

Online Retailers


20 Years
  1. Someday Soon
  2. When The Boys Come Rolling Home
  3. The Story I Tell You Is True
  4. Have You Ever Seen The Rain
  5. Absent Friends
  6. Little Mountain Church House
  7. A Pub With No Beer
  8. I Will Love You
  9. Come Dance To Paddy's Reel
  10. Girls From Newfoundland
  11. The Irish Washerwoman/Cook In The Galley/Miss Mcleod's
  12. Forty Shades Of Green
  13. Fare Thee Well Enniskillen

CD Description:

Latest and Greatest CD.

Purchase at:

O'Briens Music Shop   Shop DownHome


Bramble and the Rose
  1. Bramble and the Rose
  2. Lesson Too Late for
  3. The Learning
  4. Slievenamon
  5. The Nightingale
  6. I Still Miss Someone
  7. The Flower of Kilkenny
  8. God Save Ireland
  9. Steel Rails
  10. A Man You Don't Meet Everyday
  11. No Place Like Home
  12. Carlingford Bay
  13. The Water is Wide
  14. Whiskey in the Jar
  15. The Parting Glass

CD Description:

“Bramble & The Rose” is the title of the CD and the first single from their newest release. This CD “Bramble & The Rose” was a long time coming but well worth the wait. Their last release, other than “Christmas with The Masterless Men”, was released in 2002.

Purchase at:

Newfoundland Shop   Shop DownHome


Christmas with Masterless Men
  1. Holly Jolly Christmas
  2. Old Toy Trains
  3. When a Child is Born
  4. Mary's Boy Child
  5. Must Be Santa
  6. Auld Lang Syne
  7. Children go Where I Send Thee
  8. The Gift
  9. Go Tell it on the Mountain
  10. Away In A Manger
  11. Auld Lang Syne Reprise

CD Description:

Christmas With The Masterless Men contains 11 heartwarming selections for the holiday season done as only The Masterless Men can. With touches of bluegrass this collection of seasonal favourites is sure to add to your Christmas experience year after year. Don't Miss this one!!

Purchase at:

Newfoundland Shop   O'Briens Music Shop


On the Run
  1. Counting Flowers On The Wall
  2. The Schooner Kathaleen
  3. Vandieman’s Land
  4. Grandfather’s Clock
  5. Mr. Tambourine Man
  6. Cliffs Of Baccalieu
  7. Process Man
  8. Big Strong Man
  9. Rolling On The Sea
  10. Rich Man’s Garden
  11. Charlie On The MTA
  12. My Own Dear Galway Bay
  13. Set Ulster Free
  14. Willie McBride

CD Description:

In March 22, 2002 we found ourselves in the recording studio again, or maybe I should say John's basement again to record our fourth CD. like our namesakes, we ran back and forth from our dens in the dead of night, not to rub and pilage, but to make some music. Our families saw very little of us during this time; every night, Saturdays and Sundays, we were lost in a sea of coffee and cables. The songs we selected are indicative of just some of our individual tastes. Irish Ballads, pub tunes, country, rock and roll and the ever present bluegrass influence.

Dave our Banjo player showed up one night with a drum kit and John sang some rock and roll. Billy Bob Wiseman wanted to record "Countin' Flowers" and I played lead guitar. Chuck, a little freaked out by all of this, just sait back and belted out the "Cliffs of Bacclieu".
By Perry Dawe

Purchase at:

Newfoundland Shop   O'Briens Music Shop


Back on Track
  1. Rocks Of Bawn
  2. Wish I Had Someone To Love Me
  3. Come Back Paddy Reilly
  4. Old Maid In The Garrett
  5. Go Lassie Go
  6. House Of The Rising Sun
  7. Long Long Before Your Time
  8. Bold O'Donahue
  9. Tiree Love Song
  10. I Never Will Mary
  11. Cousin Mary
  12. Sean South Of Garryowen
  13. Cockles And Mussels
  14. Will The Circle Be Unbroken

CD Description:

The Masterless Men are…” Back On Track”. After five years of touring and playing many festivals and concert halls they have found the time to record and have finally emerged from the studio with their best work to date.

This great collection of traditional and Irish songs, heart-wrenching ballads along with a surprise or two, will surely prove to be a favorite with many.

Purchase at:

Newfoundland Shop   Tides Point


Breaking New Ground
  1. Kerrivan's Dream / Galway Races
  2. Far Away In Australia
  3. New South Wales
  4. Dublin In My Tears
  5. D' Bloomin' Onion
  6. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
  7. The Ballad Of Junius Wilson
  8. Take A Chance On Love
  9. The Reason I Left Mullingar
  10. Old Home Place
  11. The Foggy Shores Of Home
  12. Steal Away
  13. Breakin' New Ground

CD Description:

The Second recording from the Masterless Men

Purchase at:

Newfoundland Shop   Tides Point


Ode to Age
  1. Portland Town
  2. The Leaving Of Nancy
  3. The Mason's Apron / The Devil's Dream
  4. Silver Sea
  5. Fox On The Run
  6. Botany Bay
  7. There Were Roses
  8. The Leprechaun
  9. The Boston Rose
  10. The Mingulay Boat Song
  11. Nancy Spain
  12. Shuckin' The Corn / Foggy Mountain Breakdown
  13. The Boys Of The Old Brigade
  14. An Ode To Age

CD Description:

Imagine a boisterous Newfoundland house party where everybody plays an instrument or sings a song. Late into the night the sound is of hand clapping favourites, heart warming ballads and mesmerizing instrumentals... that is the sound of the Masterless Men. It is music from the heart of Irish Newfoundland and the feeling you get every time you listen. This first release features fourteen songs of old and new.

Purchase at:

Newfoundland Shop   Tides Point

Flower of Kilkenny Lyrics

I once loved a flower in Kilkenny,
And a beautiful creature was she;
I loved her far better than any,
And I know that young darling loved me.
She's the beautiful flower of Kilkenny,
Shall I gaze on her fair face no more?
I roamed through the world and seen many,
But there's none like my Eileen Astore.


I remember the first time I met her,
And I thought that her hand I'd pursue;
And no man could have felt any better,
When she swore she would always be true.
She's the beautiful flower of Kilkenny,
Shall I gaze on her fair face no more?
I roamed through the world and seen many,
But there's none like my Eileen Astore.


When I left her they gave me a token,
And that was an outburst of tears;
And the words that were generally spoken,
They remain in my memory for years.
She's the beautiful flower of Kilkenny,
Shall I gaze on her fair face no more?
I roamed through the world and seen many,
But there's none like my Eileen Astore.


Oh, this was the last of the tokens,
That she gave with a fond loving will;
And the words that were generally spoken,
They remain in my memory still.
She's the beautiful flower of Kilkenny,
Shall I gaze on her fair face no more?
I roamed through the world and seen many,
But there's none like my Eileen Astore.


She's the beautiful flower of Kilkenny,
Shall I gaze on her fair face no more?
I roamed through the world and seen many,
But there's none like my Eileen Astore.

This variant of "Flower of Kilkenny" above was arranged and recorded by The Masterless Men (Bramble And The Rose, Independent, produced by The Masterless Men and Spencer Crewe and recorded at Sunny Hill Studio, 2008).


Foggy Shores of Home Lyrics

I've sailed upon the ocean wide,
I've sailed the world around;
I've sailed on barques and brigantines,
From Lisbon to St. John's.
I've sailed where the ocean tossed and rolled,
I've sailed where the ocean foams;
I've sailed where the ice floes thunder and roll,
To bring the white coats home.

Wherever you may ramble,
Wherever you may roam,
Wherever you may be,
You'll be happy to see,
The foggy shores of home.

I've sailed down to the South Sea Isles,
I've sailed where the trade winds come;
I've sailed on schooners listing low,
To bring home 'backey and rum.
I've sailed to the city of New York,
To labour in the sky;
High above the streets below,
To home my heart would fly.

Wherever you may ramble,
Wherever you may roam,
Wherever you may be,
You'll be happy to see,
The foggy shores of home.

One day I will sail back home,
To my dear foggy shore;
I'll plough the ground of my hometown,
And go to sea no more.

Wherever you may ramble,
Wherever you may roam,
Wherever you may be,
You'll be happy to see,
The foggy shores of home.

Wherever you may ramble,
Wherever you may roam,
Wherever you may be,
You'll be happy to see,
The foggy shores of home.

This variant of "The Foggy Shores of Home" above was arranged and recorded by The Masterless (Breakin' New Ground, Landwash Distribution Company, Ltd., 1995).


Rollin` on the Sea Lyrics

Oh, me name it is Coté, me boys,
Me age is fifty-three;
For twenty-five or thirty years,
I fished upon the seas.
But now it seems a waste of time,
The catches they grow small;
The foreigners take the bigger fish,
And throw back all the small.

Oh we're rollin' on the sea, me boys,
We're rollin' on the sea;
We'll catch the fish,
And then we'll bitch;
We're rollin' on the sea.

Well, hear the politicians,
They're crapping on us all;
But they never froze their asses off,
While pullin' up the trawl.
Nor ate a soggy sandwich,
Then lost it over the side;
Then spent four hours comin' home,
A rollin' in the tide.

Oh we're rollin' on the sea, me boys,
We're rollin' on the sea;
We'll catch the fish,
And then we'll bitch;
We're rollin' on the sea.

Well, don't misunderstand me now,
It's not that bad, you know;
I could have been a lumberjack,
Or a miner down below.
At least I have a few cold months,
To mend my nets and traps;
To drink the rum and figure how,
To stiff the income tax.

Oh we're rollin' on the sea, me boys,
We're rollin' on the sea;
We'll catch the fish,
And then we'll bitch;
We're rollin' on the sea.

This variant of "Rollin` on the Sea" above was arranged and recorded by The Masterless (Men On the Run, Recorded with The Great Big Studio, 2002).


Portland Town Lyrics

I see the light across the bay,
I see the light not far away;
And I hear the music all around,
I'm gettin' closer to Portland Town.
So, Mother, won't you make my bed,
I see the light off Portland Head;
I see the light, I'm comin' 'round,
I'm comin' home to Portland Town.

Some years ago, out on my own,
I set a course for parts unknown;
Leaving behind both friend and foe,
Needing to find what I've come to know.
I watched the islands fade away,
And bid farewell to Passport Bay;
Oh, it's been years and years since then,
My heart has brought me home again.

I see the light across the bay,
And I see the light not far away;
And I hear the music all around,
I'm gettin' closer to Portland Town.
So, Mother, won't you make my bed,
I see the light off Portland Head;
I see the light, I'm comin' 'round,
I'm comin' home to Portland Town.

Of all the places I did go,
She's still the fairest port I know;
She works the sea and tills the farms,
And holds her children in her arms.
No place to go without her past,
Here comes that future full at last;
Here comes that beacon across the sky,
And when I hold my head up high....

I see the light across the bay,
I see the light not far away;
And I hear the music all around,
I'm gettin' closer to Portland Town.
So, Mother, won't you make my bed,
I see the light off Portland Head;
I see the light, I'm comin' 'round,
I'm comin' home to Portland Town.

No place to go without her past,
Here comes that future full at last;
Here comes that beacon across the sky,
And when I hold my head up high....

I see the light across the bay,
I see the light not far away;
And I hear the music all around,
I'm gettin' closer to Portland Town.
So, Mother, won't you make my bed,
I see the light off Portland Head;
I see the light, I'm comin' 'round,
I'm comin' home to Portland Town.

I see the light across the bay,
I see the light not far away;
And I hear the music all around,
I'm gettin' closer to Portland Town.
So, Mother, won't you make my bed,
I see the light off Portland Head;
I see the light, I'm comin' 'round,
I'm comin' home to Portland Town.

This variant of "Portland Town" was recorded by The Masterless Men (Ode To Age, Landwash Distribution Company, Ltd. 1993).


Cousin Mary Lyrics

Cousin Mary was a lady,
Who could really hold her own;
She went fighting for her country,
She went fighting for her home.
Then there's the time she lost her husband,
He went fighting for the right.

She'll be leavin' in the morning,
Won't you please say goodnight.

All the money in the world,
Wouldn't tie old Mary down;
You can believe her when she tells you,
She's had her turn around.
There would be knights and kings in nog on horses,
Ready just to fight.

She'll be leavin' in the morning,
Won't you please say goodnight.

She'll be leavin' in the morning,
Won't you please say goodnight.

Ooooh, lovely lady,
Ooooh, lovely lady,
Always so fair.

She'll be leavin' in the morning,
Won't you please take good care.

Ooooh, lovely lady,
Ooooh, lovely lady,
Always so fair.

She'll be leavin' in the morning,
Won't you please take good care.

She'll be leavin' in the morning,
Won't you please take good care.

This variant of "Cousin Mary" above was arranged and recorded by The Masterless Men (Breakin' New Ground, Landwash Distribution Company, Ltd., 1995).