I had never heard of The Saw Doctors until I began listening to Larry Kirwan’s Celtic Crush radio program ten years ago. All it took was to hear “N17” and I was a fan. The Saw Doctors are an Irish rock band that formed in County Galway back in 1986. “N17” along with “I Useta Love Her” from their debut album “If This Is Rock And Roll, I Want My Old Job Back’ helped to break the band. The N17 is the national route which connects Galway to County Mayo and County Sligo and it passed through Taum- the Saw Doctors hometown. The song is about an Irish emigrant longing to be driving on the N17- and thinking of home.