Ryan's Fancy   •   15 Drink-a-Long Songs

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  • 15 Drink-a-Long Songs
    • 1972 - Marathon DS 115 LP (CAN)
  • Side One
    1. Intro By Clary Fleming — Ise the B'y
    2. South Australia
    3. Cock O' The North (Instrumental)
    4. The West's Awake
    5. Seven Old Ladies
    6. Whistle Tune - Swallow's Tail (Instrumental)
    7. Goodbye Mick
  • Side Two
    1. A Lesson Too Late For The Learning
    2. Come By The Hills
    3. The High Reel (Instrumental)
    4. Johnny Bucher
    5. Northern Lights Of Old Aberdeen
    6. Goodbye Mursheen Durkin
    7. This Land Is Your Land
    8. Farewell To Nova Scotia

  • Ryan's Fancy
    • Dennis Ryan: Vocals, Tin Whistle, Mandolin, Fiddle
    • Dermot O'Reilly: Vocals, Lead Guitar, Mandolin
    • Fergus O'Byrne: Vocals, 5 String Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar
  • Credits
    • Recorded Live at The Black Knight Lounge in Halifax by Jack Hutchison and George Taylor
    • Photos: Sherman Hines, Halifax
    • Formerly released as "An Irish Night At The Black Knight"
    • © 1972

Sleeve Notes

Ah, the luck of the Irish

Sure and wouldn't you know that a foin bunch of lads from the Auld Sod (currently performing in the city of "O'Halifax") would come up with a winner.

On this "live" recording, every night is Saturday night on this well paced, free-wheelin' album.

The boys, Fergus O'Byrne, Dermot O'Reilly and Dennis Ryan alias Ryan's Fancy, couple professional musicianship with easy going humour to make this album a must for any late night get together.

Dennis, you have done Tipperary proud and I am sure all Dubliners will boast of their native sons Fergus and Dermot, when they hear this album.

Dennis, your tin whistle has never whistled as beautifully or as happily. Dermot's guitar is an extension of his fun personality and Fergus, the mandolin adds just the right touch.

For a few tender ears out there in radioland it would be best to check "Johnny Bucher" and "Seven Old Ladies" before air-play.

So come on hi…your just in time…the show starts as soon as you set the needle down.

And may you be in Heaven
an hour before the devil
knows your dead.