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The Barleycorn

Barleycorn: A Song for Ireland - The Very Best of the Barleycorn

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  • A Song for Ireland - The Very Best of the Barleycorn
    • 2007 -Dolphin DOL3CD 04
  • Disc One
    1. A Song For Ireland (Phil and June Colclough)
    2. My Cavan Girl
    3. Portland Town

    4. Dublin In My Tears (Brendan Phelan)
    5. Roseville Fair
    6. Long Before Your Time
    7. Over The Mountain
    8. The MTA Song
    9. Mary's Song (Eric Bogle)
    10. Lake Of Coolfin
  • Disc Two
    1. My Last Farewell
    2. Bramble and The Rose
    3. Mary Ellen Carter (Stan Rogers)
    4. Roll On the Day (Allan Taylor)
    5. The Heather Breeze And My Love Is In America
    6. Leaving Enniskillen
    7. Roisin
    8. Candlelight And Wine (Dermot O'Reilly)
    9. Sing An Irish Song
    10. Grandfather's Clock
    11. Australia
    12. Songs of Home
  • Disc Three
    1. It's Good To See You (Allan Taylor)
    2. Hard Times
    3. The Keeper
    4. We The People
    5. A Place In The Choir
    6. Carrickfergus
    7. Back Home In Derry
    8. The Blarney Roses
    9. Dressed In Green And Gold
    10. Day Of The Clipper
    11. The Punch And Judy Man
    12. Reels
    13. Pat Murphy's Meadow
    14. Tie Me Down
    15. L'amour Avenue
    16. When We Danced To An Old Fashioned Tune

  • Musicians
    • John Delaney: Vocals, Banjo, Guitar & Mandolin
    • Derek McCormack: Vocals, Guitar & Bass
    • Paddy Sweeney: Vocals & Guitar
    • Dennis O'Rourke: Fiddle, Vocals & Guitar
    • 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.


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  • This is a compilation of previously released recordings: