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The Dublinerss: Discography
Transatlantic CDs Compilations: 1987-1995


The Collection: Volume One
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  • The Collection: Volume One
    • 1987 - Castle Communications CCSCD 164 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Wild Rover
    2. Chief O'Neill's Favorite
    3. The Rocky Road To Dublin
    4. The Leaving Of Liverpool
    5. The Old Orange Flute
    6. Jar Of Porter
    7. The Glendalough Saint
    8. Off To Dublin In The Green
    9. Prefad San Ol
    10. The High Reel
    11. Patriot Game
    12. Swallows Tail Reel
    13. Love Is Pleasing
    14. Nelson's Farewell
    15. McAlpines Fusilieres
    16. Hot Asphalt
    17. Within A Mile Of Dublin
    18. Finnegans Wake
    19. Monto
    20. Dublin Fusilieres
    21. Banks Of The Roses
    22. Reel: My Love Is In America
    23. Foggy Dew
    24. The Sea Around Us


Sleeve Notes

The Dubliners, arguably Ireland's top folk band, are now entering their third decade of success. It was back in March 1967 that their version of the oldie Seven Drunken Nights became a huge top 10 in the UK, spending more than 17 weeks on the chart, and winning them a silver disc in the process. That record was followed by two other hit singles, Black Velvet Band and Never Wed An Old Man, which were both excellent examples of their inimitable Irish humour.

But it wasn't just on singles that The Dubliners had their first British success... a brace of albums confirmed that there was a big public wanting to hear more than just novelty hit singles. Their first album A Drop Of The Hard Stuff became an immediate best-seller, followed soon afterwards by More Of The Hard Stuff and Drinkin' And Courtm'. By the end of the Sixties, The Dubliners were probably Ireland's best-known folk band, known to audiences far and wide, and not just on record - their live performances which combined plenty of humour with song were frequent sell-outs.

During the Seventies The Dubliners had no chart success here but their records enjoyed consistent sales and they were frequent visitors to these shores. Back in Ireland they remained firm favourites and even competition from other up-and-coming folk and show bands couldn't detract from their popularity. In fact even in the Eighties The Dubliners are as popular as ever among their legion of fans, still entertaining people in pubs, clubs and theatres throughout their native Ireland and making occasional visits across the Irish Sea

The Dubliners Collection is an appetising pot-pourri of what this enduring Irish folk bond is all about. There's plenty of the old Irish humour displayed on the 24 songs but there's also the other side of the music: sentiment and poignancy which has been known to bring a tear to the eye of more than one person in their varied audiences. For the next hour or so, sit back and enjoy the genuine warmth, humour and charm of The Dubliners and their music.

CHRIS WHITE, MUSIC WEEK

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16 Original Folksongs
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  • 16 Original Folksongs
    • 1988 - CNR 100.074 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. The Wild Rover
    2. Home Boys Home
    3. Easy And Slow
    4. The Rocky Road To Dublin
    5. Róisín Dubh
    6. The Leaving Of Liverpool
    7. The Holy Ground
    8. The Old Orange Flute
    9. Jar Of Porter
    10. Boulavogue
    11. Donegal Reel
    12. The Glendalough Saint
    13. Will You Come To The Bower
    14. Chief O'Neill's Favourite
    15. Sunshine Hornpipe
    16. Air fa la la la lo

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The Collection: Volume Two
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  • The Collection: Volume Two
    • 1990 - Castle Communications CCSCD 270 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Roddy McCorley
    2. The Twang Man
    3. Reels: Sligo Maid & Colonel Rodney
    4. The Woman From Wexford
    5. Róisín Dubh
    6. Air Fa La La La Lo
    7. Peggy Lettermore
    8. Easy And Slow
    9. The Kerry Recruit
    10. Reels: The Donegal Reel & The Longford Collector
    11. Tramps And Hawkers
    12. Home Boys Home
    13. Sunshine Hornpipe & The Mountain Road
    14. Will You Come To The Bower
    15. I'll Tell My Ma
    16. The Masons Apron
    17. The Holy Ground
    18. Boulavogue
    19. Master McGrath
    20. Walking In The Dew
    21. The Nightingale
    22. Reel: My Love Is In America


Sleeve Notes

After 25 years cranking their inimitable music and eccentric personalities around the world, the Dubliners are now an integral part of the folklore they originally set out to revive and sustain. No other group in any field can claim to haw achieved such prominence in their nations' heritage as these boys, forever synonymous with straggly beards, growly voices, pints of Guinness and wonderful, wonderful ballads.

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A bunch of would-be actors who originally got together in Dublin (where else?) in the mid-Sixties purely for the 'crack', they — along with the Clancy Brothers — were instrumental in establishing pride in Irish folk song in their own country and awareness of it elsewhere. Their highly individual personalities, their obvious love of performing and their utter respect for and belief in the music they were playing turned them into legends around the world. And, despite their rumbustious take-no-prisoners approach, the genuine instrumental virtuosity of Barney McKenna on banjo and John Sheehan on fiddle shouldn't be underestimated. In a country renowned for its musical gods, they could hold their own in any session of instrumental virtuosos — listen to their incorrigible treatment of the old stage favourite 'The Mason's Apron' for proof of that.

From their unforgettable 'Seven Drunken Nights' hit in 1967 right up to their unholy alliance with their young disciples the Pogues on 'Irish Rover' two decades later, theirs was a magnificent career, rarely failing to raise the roof at any concert in whatever part of the world they happened to find themselves... and usually returning with a legion of hilarious stories to boot!

It wasn't always drinks and laughter. The strain of constant touring eventually took its toll on both Cairon Bourke and Luke Kelly, but the addition of respected singer/guitarist Sean Cannon gave them a new lease of life and they never wavered in their quest to share their joy in Irish folk music — a joy appreciated originally by serious students of folk music and latterly by grannies and punks alike. The Dubliners always crossed over musical barriers, and Mickey Rourke. U2 and the Irish Prime Minister number among their biggest fans.

This double album recalls much of their heyday, incorporating standards such as 'The Holy Ground', 'I'll Tell My Ma' and The Nightingale', the historic political adventures of Father Murphy in 'Boulavogue', the anthemic 'Home Boys Home', their prowess with an explosive selection of reels and their more sensitive touch on a slow air.

A classic group.

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Dubliners (Castle Masters Collection)
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  • Dubliners (Castle Masters Collection)
    • 1990 - Castle Communications CMC 3004 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Wild Rover
    2. The Rocky Road To Dublin
    3. The Leaving Of Liverpool
    4. The Old Orange Flute
    5. Jar Of Porter
    6. Off To Dublin In The Green
    7. Preab San Ol
    8. Patriot Game (D. Behan)
    9. Swallows Tail Reel
    10. Love Is Pleasing
    11. McAlpines Fusiliers (D. Behan)
    12. Hot Asphalt
    13. Within A Mile Of Dublin
    14. Finnegans Wake
    15. Dublin Fusiliers
    16. Banks Of The Roses
    17. Foggy Dew

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Songs From Ireland: Greatest Hits
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  • Songs From Ireland: Greatest Hits
    • 1990 - Sounds Of The World 90108 CD
    • 1996 - Sounds Of The World 90108 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Wild Rover
    2. Leaving of Liverpool
    3. I'll Tell My Ma
    4. Will You Come To The Bower?
    5. Easy and Slow
    6. Home Boys Home
    7. Rocky Road to Dublin
    8. Old Orange Flute
    9. Nelson's Farewell
    10. Mason's Apron
    11. Off To Dublin In The Green
    12. Peggy Lettermore
    13. Glendalough Saint
    14. Róisín Dubh
    15. Twang Man
    16. Boulavogue

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Dubliner's Ireland
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  • Dubliner's Ireland
    • 1991 - Harp HCD 1005 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Off To Dublin In The Green
    2. I'll Tell Me Ma
    3. Patriot Game
    4. McAlpine's Fusiliers
    5. Donegal Reel & Longford Collector
    6. Leaving Of Liverpool
    7. Home Boys Home
    8. Mason's Apron
    9. Will You Come To The Bower
    10. The Old Orange Flute
    11. The Wild Rover
    12. Master McGrath

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Wild Rover
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  • Wild Rover
    • 1992 - Marble Arch CMA CD 134 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Wild Rover
    2. The Old Orange Flute
    3. Off To Dublin In The Green
    4. Hot Asphalt
    5. Dublin Fusiliers
    6. The Twang Man
    7. Roisin Dubh
    8. Peggy Lettermore
    9. Tramps And Hawkers
    10. I'll Tell My Ma

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The Gold Collection
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  • The Gold Collection
    • 1994 - Castle CNC 4023-2 CD (Germany)

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  • Track List:
    1. The Woman From Wexford
    2. Finnegan's Wake
    3. Wild Rover
    4. The Rocky Road To Dublin
    5. Roddy McCorley
    6. Off To Dublin In The Green
    7. Within A Mile In Dublin
    8. McAlpine's Fusiliers
    9. Banks Of The Roses
    10. Foggy Dew
    11. The Old Orange Flute
    12. Swallows Tail Reel
    13. Hot Asphalt
    14. Dublin Fusiliers
    15. Patriot Game
    16. The Leaving Of Liverpool
    17. Love Is Pleasing
    18. Easy And Slow

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The Dubliners (Caskey's Bar)
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  • The Dubliners (Caskey's Bar)
    • 1995 - True Trax TRT CD 205 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Off To Dublin In The Green
    2. Roisin Dubh
    3. Finnegan's Wake
    4. Peggy Lettermore
    5. The Leaving Of Liverpool
    6. McAlpine's Fusiliers
    7. I'll Tell Me Ma
    8. The Wild Rover
    9. The Foggy Dew
    10. The Rocky Road To Dublin
    11. Sunshine Hornpipe & The Mountain Road
    12. The Holy Ground
    13. The Mason's Apron
    14. Easy and Slow
    15. Home Boys Home
    16. Chief O'Neills Favourite
    17. The Orange Flute
    18. Donegal Reel & The Longford Collector
    19. Nelsons Farewell
    20. Air Fa La La La

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Five Wild Rovers: The Best of The Dubliners
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  • Five Wild Rovers: The Best of The Dubliners
    • 1995 - Weltbild Music 703 330 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Off to Dublin in the Green
    2. Wild Rover
    3. Air Fa La La La Lo
    4. The Rocky Road to Dublin
    5. The Old Orange Flute
    6. Within a Mile of Dublin
    7. Finnegan's Wake
    8. Dublin Fusiliers
    9. Banks of the Roses
    10. Foggy Dew
    11. The Woman From Wexford
    12. Home Boys Home
    13. Will You Come to the Bower
    14. The Twang Man
    15. Jar of Porter
    16. Reels: Sligo Maid/Colonel Rodney
    17. Hot Asphalt
    18. The Leaving of Liverpool

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