I always considered the Barleycorn as a one-hit group, i.e. "The Men Behind The Wire". Then in January 1974 I went to hear them in the Chariot, Raneiagh, Dublin. I listened to them for one and a half hours and was more than surprised to find that they are one of the most entertaining groups I have ever heard and that "The Men Behind The Wire" is just one of their many big numbers.
Over the next couple of months I got to know the group very well and Paddy, John, Liam and Brian became good friends of mine. This is their first L.P. on Dolphin. I was at the recording sessions and witnessed all the hard work done by the boys and their producer Dermot O'Brien. There is nothing more I can say except for you to listen to this album and I'm sure you will agree with me that Barleycorn are here to stay.