Song: Calling Me Home

Title: Calling Me Home

  • original song, written and arranged in 2013, by: Dottie B. Moore

  • Winner - 2015 Celtic Classic Music Festival Songwriting Contest

I was inspired to write this song by finding out about my Irish heritage.

I felt like I finally understood why I was so moved and inspired by all things Irish, most especially the music.

Video of Celtic Classic Songwriting Contest performance - 2015

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  • as long as you credit me by name: “original song by: Dottie B. Moore, at DottieBMooreMusic.com”

  • Please email me if you wish to use for commercial purposes.

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Lyrics: “Calling Me Home” by Dottie B. Moore, © 2013


Born with an Irish soul,

Guided by a passion of ‘ol.

Hear me sing, hear me play,

Watch the spirits dance as may.

Calling me home, calling me home,

Calling me home.


Spring of dawn, light of day,

Play me a jig of Galway Bay.

Fiddlers’ Green, heaven bound,

A life’s journey yet to be found,

Calling me home, calling me home,

Calling me home.


Home to the Isle of Green.

For I’m told of family unseen.

Fortunes and famine ere told,

Deep in my spirit unfolds.

Calling me home, calling me home,

Calling me home.


Rosin up the bow, bodhran set the beat,

Harp and guitar, in minor key.

The music, so dear,

Has made me its prisoner, I fear.

Calling me home, calling me home,

Calling me home.