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The Dubliners: Discography
Dubliners Now



  • Dubliners Now
    • 1975 - RAM RMLP 1012 LP
    • 1975 - Polydor 2383 369 LP
    • 1975 - Polydor ACB 00240 LP (Poland?)
  • Side One
    1. Farewell to Carlingford (Tommy Makem)
    2. The Old Triangle (Brendan Behan)
    3. The Beggarman
    4. Matt Hyland
    5. The Downfall of Paris
    6. Carrickferrgus
  • Side Two
    1. Lord of the Dance (Sydney Carter)
    2. The Lifeboat Mona (Peggy Seeger)
    3. Farewell to Ireland
    4. The Unquiet Grave
    5. Lord Inchiquin
    6. The Lark in the Morning

  • The Dubliners
    • Luke Kelly: Vocals and 5-String Banjo
    • Barney McKenna: Tenor Banjo and Mandolin
    • John Sheahan: Fiddle, Tin Whistle and Mandolin
    • Jim McCann: Vocals and Guitar
  • Credits
    • Produced by Earl Gill
    • Engineer: David Hudson
    • Recorded at Polydor Studio, London
    • Art Direction: Vincent McEvoy
    • Photography: Tom Collins
    • Design: Keith Davis
    • Track information: Jim McCann
  • Notes
    • This album is the first Dubliners release without Ciarán Bourke & Ronnie Drew; and Jim McCann's first LP with the group.
    • While his photograph is included on the cover, Ciarán Bourke does not appear on this album.
    • Clearly, at this time, the group was expecting Ciarán to return to the band, which he only briefly did, in November of 1975.

Sleeve Notes

FAREWELL TO CARLINGFORD
Written by Tommy Makem, a well known Irish singer and songwriter. We first heard of his song when Tommy sang it on the U.T.V. television show on which we were appearing.

THE OLD TRIANGLE
Believed to have been composed by Brendan Behan during one of his 'Visits" to Mountjoy jail the "arrangements" on this record came about when we turned up at a party one night without our instruments and were asked to sing, everyone seemed to like it, so we have sung it like that ever sine

THE BEGGAR MAN
A lighthearted tale of a skullduggery, the vagabond who absconds- with the girl, later claims that he is really a nobleman in disguise. That's his story.

MATT HYLAND
A lovely variation of the poor little rich girl theme. There is some confusion whether it is an Irish or Scottish song. But Jim thinks it is Irish for two reasons The word Island is mentioned, and the couple stayed up in her room for half an hour just talking.

THE DOWNFALL OF PARIS
Irish set dance tune which is very popular and Irish. We had forgotten about this tune until we heard Dubliner Dan Dowd play it at a Celtic Folk Festival in Brittany a couple of years ago.

CARRICKFERGUS
This song is a great favourite of ours. A love song written to a place in the north east of Ireland. It puts across very well the immigrant longing to return to his home.

LORD OF THE DANCE
This very cleverly written song by Sydney Carter, the well known English folk writer is a great favourite of ours also.

THE LIFEBOAT MONA
Written by Peggy Seeger. This song tells the tale of a sea disaster in December 1959, when Britain's north sea coast was lashed by giant winds. The Broughty Ferry lifeboat "Mona" capsized losing all eight men while trying to rescue the crew of the Broughty lifeship.

FAREWELL TO IRELAND
A traditional Irish reel learned by Barney from Martin Byrnes a champion traditional Irish fiddler and a great friend of the group.

THE UNQUIET GRAVE
A very old English folk song which tells of love, which was stronger than the grave itself.

LORD INCHIQUIN
Written by Carolan (1670-1738) the last of the great Irish harpers and the only one who's pieces survived in any great number. Dedicated to the fourth Earl of Inchiquin who's family seat was Dromalan Castle, County Clare.

THE LARK IN THE MORNING
A light hearted warning to all young girls never to associate with ploughboys.