Tag Archives: Roger Whittaker

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling #BoTB

With the blood of emeralds and in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, let’s turn our attention to this famous Irish song written by two Americans.


Did Porky Pig and friends make your eyes smile this morning?

American born in Buffalo, New York but devoted to the Emerald Isle, Chauncey Olcott and George Graff set When Irish Eyes Are Smiling to the music of Ernest Ball in 1912 for The Isle O’Dreams production in which Olcott sang the song and since that time recorded on more than 200 albums and singles.

I admit I love the Irish flavor of a more traditional thinking renditions of  The Irish Tenors or John McDermott. How about you? However, the song was written by two Americans who loved Ireland. So, I wanted two singers who didn’t sound Irish just to shake things up and maybe to mess with you head a little.

Keeping that in mind, today’s battle includes none of the artists I mentioned to this point in the showdown. Please, don’t hate me!

Normally, I pair same-sex vocals. That’s not gonna be the case today. It’s female against male. Who will win? Well, Kittens & Dawgs, it’s totally up to you!  Let the battle begin….


I give you Connie Francis…


and Roger Whittaker…

[wwm_survey id=”5″]
Okay, visit STMcCP to get the 411 on how Battle of the Bands works, but those who know what to do then it’s time to play along with the other members!

I’ll have the results next week this time, so I invite you to check back to see if your pick gets named the winner. Have a bandtastic day!