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The Irish Rovers: 50 Years

  • 50 Years
    • 2014 - Rover Records CD (x3)

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  1. Come In
  2. Mick Maguire
  3. Wind that Shakes the Corn
  4. My Old Man's a Dustman
  5. Black Velvet Band
  6. The Orange and the Green
  7. The Bog in the Valley
  8. Kellswater
  9. The Bonny Lady
  10. Jigs (Come Fill Up Your Glasses):
    1. Sweet Biddy Daly
    2. Tatter Jack Walsh
    3. Rakes of Kildare
    4. The Rambling Pitchfork
  11. Star of the Co Down
  12. Finnegan's Wake
  13. Wild Rover
  14. Killiburne Brae
  15. Brigid Flynn (P. French)
  16. Brady of Strabane
  17. Music in the Glen:
    1. Sweet Biddy Daly
    2. The Carraroe Jig
    3. Charlie Mulivihill's Ree
    4. Music in the Glen
  18. The Barleymow
  19. Paddy on the Turnpike
  20. Wasn't That a Party (Tom Paxton)
  21. I'll Tell Me Ma
  22. The Biplane, Evermore (Martin Cooper)
  23. Puff the Magic Dragon
  24. Marvelous Toy (Tom Paxton)
  25. Morningtown Ride
  26. Yes I Can (George Millar)
  27. The Unicorn (Shel Siverstein)

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  1. Boys of Belfast (George Millar)
  2. Bonnie Dundee
  3. Shores of Botany Bay
  4. Rolling Home to Ireland
  5. Reels (Come Fill Up Your Glasses):
    1. Tie the Bonnet
    2. Scotch Mary
    3. The Mountain Road
    4. Maud Miller's 5 Tulla Reel
  6. Down by the Laganside
  7. The Overlanders
  8. The Rake
  9. Jigs (Live in Concert):
    1. Willie Hunter's Jig
    2. The Maid on the Green
    3. The Boys of Tandragee
    4. Denis Murphy's Polka
  10. Dan O'Hara
  11. Bold O'Donahue
  12. A Long Time Ago
  13. Wild Colonial Boy
  14. New York Girls
  15. Dunluce Castle
  16. Little Skillet Pot
  17. Up Among the Heather
  18. Rambling Boys of Pleasure (George Millar)
  19. Boolevogue
  20. Rory Murphy
  21. Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye
  22. Reels (Live in Concert):
    1. Pidgeon on the Gate
    2. The Plough and the Stars
    3. The Reconcilliation
  23. Girls of Derry (George Millar)
  24. Dark Island (I. McLachlan)

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  1. Irish Rover
  2. Ireland Boys Hurray
  3. Patsy Fagan
  4. Gracehill Fair (George Millar)
  5. Rare Ould Mountain Dew
  6. Whistling Gypsy
  7. Lily the Pink
  8. Pheasant Plucker's Son (John B. Taylor)
  9. Lewis Bridal Song/Mairi's Wedding
  10. She Took Me by the Hand
  11. Whisky in the Jar
  12. Dear Little Shamrock Shore (George Millar)
  13. Reels (Gracehill Fair):
    1. The Clare Reel
    2. The Dawn Reel
  14. Her Wonderful Ass (George Millar)
  15. The Titanic (George Millar)
  16. Come Away with Me (George Millar)
  17. What Would You Do
  18. Whores and Hounds (George Millar)
  19. Raise a Glass to St. Patrick (CJ Magee & C Pettigrew)
  20. The Hermit
  21. Drunken Sailor
  22. Rovers' Farewell (George Millar)

"As of this writing, the Irish Rovers have been travelling the world for close to fifty years and in fact, January 1st of 2015 will be our official 50th Anniversary. Different members have passed through our ranks over the years and all will be represented in this anthology.

We've sung thousands of songs over the years and trying to choose which ones should be included here was about as easy as teaching a chimp how to do an Irish jig, oh wait, they've done that! Oh well … anyway dear fans, here are some early recordings, some children's songs, some from the middle and later years and some new ones, just written. These songs are from us to you, with the deepest heartfelt gratitude for your unfailing support of us all these years. Thank you and please enjoy."

Slainte, George Millar, December 2013

This 3 CD pack is a tribute to the 50 years of music that The Irish Rovers have produced. Inside the package you'll find a history of music from over their career, plus 13 new recordings and a 28 page booklet with the band history, photos and lyrics to the new recordings.

The booklet which accompanies this CD pack contains a history of The Irish Rovers and if you're interested in a more detailed account of the band, you must refer to the cover. The piece is called "The Life of the Rover" and contains nearly 40 references to our history! It was painted by Hamish Douglas Burgess, an extremely talented Celtic artist, who created the piece in the style of the Book of Kells, and who also hosts a Celtic radio show from Maui. The cover art is also available as a poster.