A Song for Ireland - The Very Best of the Barleycorn
2007 -Dolphin DOL3CD 04


Disc One - A Song For Ireland[1]

A Song For Ireland (Phil and June Colclough)

My Cavan Girl

Portland Town

Dublin In My Tears (Brendan Phelan)

Roseville Fair

Long Before Your Time

Over The Mountain

The MTA Song

Mary's Song (Eric Bogle)

Lake Of Coolfin

Disc Two - My Last Farewell[2]

My Last Farewell

Bramble and The Rose

Mary Ellen Carter (Stan Rogers)

Roll On the Day (Allan Taylor)

The Heather Breeze And My Love Is In America

Leaving Enniskillen


Candlelight And Wine (Dermot O'Reilly)

Sing An Irish Song

Grandfather's Clock


Songs of Home

Disc Three - Green and Gold[3]

It's Good To See You (Allan Taylor)

Hard Times

The Keeper

We The People

A Place In The Choir


Back Home In Derry

The Blarney Roses

Dressed In Green And Gold

Day Of The Clipper

The Punch And Judy Man


Pat Murphy's Meadow

Tie Me Down

L'amour Avenue

When We Danced To An Old Fashioned Tune


John Delaney: Vocals, Banjo, Guitar & Mandolin
Derek McCormack: Vocals, Guitar & Bass
1Paddy Sweeney: Vocals & Guitar
1 & 2 Dennis O'Rourke: Fiddle, Vocals & Guitar
3 Maurice McCarthy: Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals & Recorder

Sleeve Notes

Following on from the phenomenal success of Barleycorn in the 70s, a new line-up emerged featuring the late Derek McCormack, one of the finest voices of his generation. This resulted in a change of direction for the band, showcasing Derek's fine, melodic and lyrical voice. The three albums featured in this collection are taken from that period.

This is a compilation of previously released recordings.