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The Irish Brigade: Discography


The Pair of Us
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  • The Pair of Us
    • 1977 - Soda Cake 11376 LP

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  • Side One
    1. Jamboree
    2. Carrigfergus
    3. Kilfenora
    4. James Connelly
    5. Greenflag
  • Side Two
    1. Old Brigade
    2. Rivers
    3. Cuanla
    4. Mermaid
    5. Glenside

  • The Irish Brigade
    • Gerry Goodwin: Bass, Mandolin, Vocals
    • Mike Wallace: Guitar, Vocals
  • Musicians
    • Jack Finan: 5 String Banjo
    • Stephen G. Wilcox: Mellotron
    • Daithi Lacha: All Other Noises
  • Credits
    • Cover Design: Gerry Goodwin
    • Engineer: Ron Lagerlof
    • Producer: Tommy Power
    • Photography: Bill McConnell
    • Recorded at Pepperhead Recording Studios, Oak Park, Illinois


Sleeve Notes

The Irish Brigade is a fine name for a fine group made up of Gerry Goodwin and Mike Wallace, both from the County of Limerick.

When visiting Ireland, after landing in Shannon, the first city to be visited is Limerick. After seeing this fine 800 year old city you will realize why these two young boys have such warm feelings for the Irish music you'll hear on this record.

Mike plays the guitar backed by Gerry on the bass. On cuts such as the "Kilfenora Jig," Gerry's nimble fingers do a fine job on the mandolin while well supported by Mike on the guitar. We must not forget the vocals. They do so well with "Carrigfergus" and "James Connelly"; just to mention a few of the cuts.

Having been in the United States for 3 years now, they have created a big demand for their services from the Atlantic shores west throughout all of the mid-western states. Their rendition of "Boys of the Old Brigade" rings in the ears of their fans long after they have moved from one city to another.

This is the Irish Brigade; the music that will transport you from the bright, lights of America to the green fields of Ireland and the hospitality that has always been Ireland's heritage.

I'm sure, like many of us, you'll be hoping for another record and yet another…

Tom Hudson
Dirty Dick's Pub, Chicago

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Live at the Waterhole
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  • Live at the Waterhole
    • 1978 -TDS 105 LP

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  • Side One
    1. Step it out Mary
    2. Gentle Annie
    3. Rosin Dubh/the Rebel
    4. Golden Vanity
    5. Dew in the Morning
  • Side Two
    1. There has to be an End
    2. Wind in the Willows
    3. The Old Triangle
    4. Mandolin Misfortunes
    5. Simplicity

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  • The Irish Brigade
    • Gerry Goodwin: Bass, Mandolin, Vocals
    • Mike Wallace: 6 & 12 String Guitar, Vocals
  • Musicians
    • Bob Cook: Harmony
    • Teja Bell: Guitars, Strings and Harmony
    • Brent Webster: Harmonica and Harmony
    • Don James: Recitation of P.H. Pearse's "The Rebel"
  • Credits
    • Produced by the Irish Brigade
    • Recording engineer: Bob Cook
    • Photography: Bill Plymat, Jr
    • Recorded Live at the Waterhole No. 1, Des Moines, Iowa — October 22, 28 & 29, 1977

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One for the Road
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  • One for the Road
    • 1979 - Soda Cake 79791 LP

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  • Side One
    1. When I Was A Fair Maid
    2. Green Fields Of France (Eric Bogle)
    3. John Ryans/Dennis Murphys (Polkas)
    4. Red Is The Rose
    5. Yellow Gals
    6. The Pig And I
  • Side Two
    1. Salonika
    2. The Water Is Wide
    3. Dougherty's Fancy/Joy Of My Life
    4. A Bunch Of Thyme
    5. Reynard The Fox/Foxhunters Jig

  • The Irish Brigade
    • Gerry Goodwin: Bass, Mandolin, Vocals
    • Mike Wallace: Guitar, Bodhran, Vocals
  • Musicians
    • Neil Foley: Fiddle, Whistles
    • Stephanie Reuer: Piano Polymoog
  • Credits
    • Engineer: Peter Martinsen
    • Artwork: Mary Sullivan
    • Layout: Noel Allen
    • Photography: Gary Gilmore
    • Clapmen: Pat Singleton, Tom Goulding & Noel Allen
    • 1979 - Recorded At SULLIVAN SOUND RECORDING, 2284 W. 7th St. St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Thanks To:
    • Barry Nelson, Mark LeMere, Mike Sullivan Dan Gleeson, Dave Coleman, Noreen Goodwin.
    • This album is dedicated to our parents Tommy and Noreen Wallace, Tom and Margaret Goodwin who had to listen to us when we were just learning.
    • Last, but not least, to a real professional, our engineer and mix-down man, Pete Martinsen.

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Down in the Wee Room
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  • Down in the Wee Room
    • 1980 - Soda Cake 38390 LP

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  • Side One
    1. Mary on the Wild Moor
    2. Home By Bearna
    3. Crooked Jack (Dominic Behan)
    4. Down in the Wee Room
    5. The Dutchman
  • Side Two
    1. Farewell Green Valleys
    2. Bonny Ship The Diamond
    3. Banks of the Lee
    4. Farewell to Carlingford (Tommy Makem)
    5. Leave Her Johnny, Leave Her

  • The Irish Brigade
    • Gerry Goodwin: Bass, Mandolin, Vocals
    • Mike Wallace: Guitar, Bodhran, Vocals
  • Musicians
    • Tom May: 12 & 6, String Guitar
    • Charlie Heymann: Concertina, Mandocello
    • Ann Heymann: Flute
    • Jon Zalenka: Violin
    • Larry Loyat: Piano, Electric Guitar
  • Credits
    • Engineer: Larry Loyat
    • Mixdown: Neil Conley, Larry Loyat
    • Artwork: Jo Hiestand
    • Photography: John Holmes
    • Dedicated to Noreen, Coleen & Aileen
    • Recorded at Golden Eagle Studios Collinsville, Il —October 1980

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Limerick Town
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  • Limerick Town
    • 1981 - [?] Cassette

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  • Side One
    1. Limerick Town
    2. Come Up the Stairs
    3. The Aherlow Ride On
    4. The Athens Queen
  • Side Two
    1. The Orchard
    2. Bluenose
    3. Jesse
    4. The Flowerseller
    5. Rambling Rover

  • Irish Brigade
    • Gerry Goodwin: Bass, Mandolin, Vocals
    • Mike Wallace: Guitar, Bodhran, Vocals
  • Notes
    • This is the final Irish Brigade recording with founding member Gerry Goodwin (RIP) …

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Better Late Than Never
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  • Better Late Than Never
    • 1996 - [?] CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Natives
    2. Jigs
    3. Rose Marie
    4. Barleycorn and Reel Tarbolton
    5. Boston Rose
    6. Lonesome Boatman
    7. Westmeath Bachelor
    8. Black is the Colour
    9. Reels, Pigeon on the Gate Selection
    10. The Voyage
    11. Boolevogue and Reels
    12. Freemantle Bay
    13. Home Away From Home

  • The Irish Brigade
    • Mike Wallace: vocals, guitar, bass guitar, bodhran
    • Sean Conway: vocals, guitar, flute, E flute, bass guitar, tin whistle, penny whistle
  • Musicians
    • Stuart Martz: fiddle
    • The Clare Connection: [Tracks: 2, 9 & 11]
      • Liam Murphy: guitar
      • Siobhan Peoples: fiddle
      • Pat Marsh: bouzouki
  • Credits
    • Recording Engineer: J.E. Van Horne
    • Tracks: 2, 9 & 11 were recorded at Harmony Row in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
      • Recording Engineer: Mossy Griffin

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Live at the Half Time Rec
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  • Live at the Half Time Rec
    • 2003 - New Folk Records CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Reels: Eddie Molony's/The New Policeman/London Lasses
    2. Rocky Road To Dublin
    3. Carrick Fergus
    4. Jigs: Butterfly/Kesh Jig
    5. The Dutchman
    6. On The One Road
    7. Ride On
    8. Hornpipes: Rites Of Mann/Boys Of Blue Hill
    9. The Night Visit
    10. Black Is The Color
    11. Whiskey You're The Devil
    12. Jig Selection
    13. Peggy Sue
    14. Reels: Tommy Coen's/Cregg's P. Pes
    15. I'll Tell Me Ma
    16. North And South
    17. Working Man
    18. The Big Mistake

  • The Irish Brigade
    • Mike Wallace: vocals, guitar, bass guitar, bodhran
    • Sean Conway: vocals, guitar, flute, E flute, bass guitar, tin whistle, penny whistle
  • Musicians
    • John Wright: bass guitar
    • Karie Oberg: vocals
    • Mike Ryan: dumbek

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