Song Of New England Irish Pubs - Volume 1  •  Anthologies 1970's

  • Song Of New England Irish Pubs - Volume 1
    • 1974 - Alba OVLS-35 LP
  • Side One
    1. The Old Maid in the Garret Chris Henshaw
    2. The Galway Shawl — Bill Carson
    3. Three Jigs The Beggarmen
      1. Banish Misfortune
      2. The Pipe on The Hob
      3. The Cliffs of Moher
    4. Kevin Barry — Chris Henshaw
    5. The German Clockwinder — The Beggarmen
    6. Nova Scotia farewell — Bill Carson
  • Side Two
    1. Whiskey In The Jar — Chris Henshaw
    2. The Squid Jigging Song — Bill Carson
    3. O'Carolan's Concerto — The Beggarmen
    4. Mary From Dungloe — Chris Henshaw
    5. Nancy Whiskey — Bill Carson
    6. The Rights Of Man — The Beggarmen

  • Musicians
    • Bill Carson: Guitar, Bass and Vocals
    • Bob Benson: Whiskey Bottle, Spoons and Bodhrán
    • The Beggarmen:
      • Seamus Kennedy: Guitar, Mandolin and Vocals
      • Tom O'Carroll: Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals and Tin Whistle
    • Chris Henshaw: Guitar and Vocals
  • Credits
    • Producer: Alba Records
    • Recorded: Intermedia Sound/Boston
    • Engineer: Joel Lassie Sachs
    • Cover Designer: Robert J. Benson
    • Photographer: Kenton Sharp

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Sleeve Notes

BILL CARSON is a noted Celtic folksinger, born in Glasgow, Scotland and raised in Galway, Ireland. He has performed on radio, television and in concert throughout Scotland, Ireland, Canada and the United States. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Chicago's Gate of Horn, Boston's John Hancock Hall, San Francisco's Hungry i, plus a large number of other famous folkclubs and Irish pubs. On this, his third album, Bill will be heard on guitar, bass and vocals.

THE BEGGARMEN are composed of Seamus Kennedy, from Belfast, and Tom O'Carroll, from Dublin. They are a fine duo of Irish musicians, who met, in New York, three years ago. They formed The Beggarmen and were an immediate success at such places as Matt Kane's Bit O' Ireland, in Washington, D.C., The Shieling, in New York, and Chicago's Emerald Isle Pub. They have played engagements at most of New England's well known folkclubs and Irish pubs. Seamus performs on guitar, mandolin and vocals. Tom will be heard on banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals and tin whistle. This is their second album, in addition to a number of radio, television and college concert performances.

CHRIS HENSHAW is a well known Irish balladeer, on both continents. He has left his native Dublin and toured the concert circuit throughout Ireland, Europe, Canada and the United States. In addition to radio and television appearances, he has performed on a USD tour, at the big Irish show in Madison Square Garden, and many of the noted Irish pubs, in this country. Chris will be heard on guitar and vocals. This is his second album.

BOB BENSON will be heard playing whiskey bottle, spoons and bodhrán . The bodhrán is a medieval Irish drum, with a single head of goatskin, played with a double-headed drumstick. Bob is allegedly the only Irish-American currently playing this aiicient drum professionally.