“Not the song you are thinking of, and we have a Finnigan Mulligan”
It’s about time they returned to their roots. Tuatha Dea takes their name from Irish Mythology and has long cherished and celebrated their known Irish heritage and connection. Not limited to just the immediate family, but let’s face it, over the years there have been alot of Mullikin’s in the group. (Danny, Brandon, Tesea, Sarah, Rebecca and a grand array of cousins and such) Mullikin as it happens (in this family … they did the research) was “Mulligan” only 3 generations before Danny. Not sure why it was changed. (Mulligan is a kind of “Do over” in Golf from what we understand) And then “23 and Me” came along and verified it. The whole Mullikin crew came up 95% to 99% Irish. Who knew? They did! Felt it in their bones. Thus, the new grandson = “Finnigan Mulligan.” Destined for Pubs the World over!
So first and foremost, this song was written with their heartfelt connection in mind to a distant ancestral home across the sea. A great deal of effort was made to ensure that the song IRISH EYES “focused” (pun intended) on and made continuous and multiple references to “eyes” through visual references. Nouns, verbs and adjectives pertaining to sight and the eyes inundate the tune. Rebecca Mullikin delivers the poetic play on words with an Angelic undertone and Chris Bush’s Penny Whistle dances with Laura Smith’s Fiddle to create a blend that is hopefully both Celtic and Appalachian.
Join Tuatha Dea as they wax a bit romantic on a journey within and without. To the land of the Fae memorialized in song and envisioned through “Irish Eyes”!
Written by Danny Mullikin
Sound Biscuit Publishing
Vocals: Rebecca Holman Mullikin
Vocals: Katherine Holman
Guitar: Danny Mullikin
Penny Whistle: Chris Bush
Bass: Jeremiah Waldo
Drums: Brett Maney
Fiddle: Laura Smith
Keyboard: Adam Ogle