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The Bards

The Bards: Classic Irish Ballads

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  • Classic Irish Ballads
    • 1994 - TARACD 3018 CD
  • Track List:
    1. Isle of Innisfree [1]
    2. Come Back Paddy Reilly [1]
    3. Spancilhill
    4. Green Fields of France
    5. Follow Me Up To Carlow
    6. The Fields of Athenry
    7. The Ferryman
    8. The Curragh Of Kildare
    9. Dublin In The Rare Auld Times [1]
    10. Down By The Sally Gardens
    11. Nancy Spain
    12. The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
    13. Cliffs Of Dooneen
    14. Whiskey In The Jar
    15. Bunch Of Thyme [1]

  • The Bards
    • Diarmuid O'Leary: Lead vocals and guitar
    • Christy Sheridan: Mandolin and banjo
    • Fran Curry: Keyboards, accordion & classic guitar
    • Smithy: Electric and double bass
  • Musicians
    • Des Moore: Guitars
    • Davy Spillane: Pipes & flute
  • Credits
    • Produced and Arranged By : D. O' Leary and the Bards.
    • Recorded & Mixed at : Lansdowne & Westland Studios, Dublin.
    • Recording Engineers : All tracks engineered by Andrew Boland
    • except, Tim Martin, tracks 2, 9, 10, 15. Peter Eades, track 1.
    • Assistant Engineers : Brona Walshe & Conan Doyle

Sleeve Notes

Diarmuid O' Leary And The Bards… with several hit records to their credit, are firmly established among the top entertainers in Ireland today. This is a collection of their personal favourite Classic Irish Ballads which are known and loved not only in Ireland but in many parts of the World.


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    1. This CD is a reissue of the (below) same-titled 1986 LP, with 4 extra tracks:
      • Bunch Of Thyme
      • Come Back Paddy Reilly
      • Dublin In The Rare Auld Times
      • Isle of Innisfree