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The Dubliners: Discography
Major Minor CD Compilations


The Dubliners (1988)
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  • The Dubliners
    • 1988 - EMI Solo CC 227 CD
  • An Hour of the Dubliners
    • 1988 - EMI Music For Pleasure HR 8166 Cassette

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  • Track List:
    1. Seven Drunken Nights
    2. The Galway Races
    3. The Irish Navy
    4. I Wish I Were Back In Liverpool
    5. Zoological Gardens
    6. The Rising Of The Moon
    7. Whisky On A Sunday
    8. The Dundee Weaver
    9. Seven Deadly Sins
    10. The Leavin' Of Liverpool
    11. Maids When You're Young Never Wed An Old Man
    12. Dirty Old Town
    13. Donkey Reel
    14. Black Velvet Band
    15. A Pub With No Beer
    16. Peggy Gordon
    17. Net Hauling Song
    18. Nancy Whiskey
    19. Instrumental Medley: Paddy's Gone To France & Skylark
    20. Tibby Dunbar
    21. Go To Sea No More

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Black Velvet Band
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  • Black Velvet Band
    • 1989 - Connoisseur Collection VSOP CD135 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Muirsheen Durkin'
    2. Kelly The Boy From Killan
    3. The Old Triangle (B. Behan)
    4. A Nation Once Again
    5. Paddy's Gone To France & Skylark
    6. Galway Races
    7. Seven Drunken Nights
    8. Flop Eared Mule
    9. Croppy Boy
    10. Peggy Gordon
    11. Mormon Braes
    12. Black Velvet Band
    13. Whiskey On A Sunday (Hughes)
    14. Navvy Boots
    15. Whiskey In The Jar
    16. Maid When You're Young
    17. McAlpines Fusiliers (D. Behan)
    18. Cork Hornpipe
    19. I Wish I Were Back In Liverpool
    20. The Pipers Chair, Bill Harts Jig & The Nights Of St. Patrick
    21. Many Young Men Of Twenty (Keane)
    22. McCafferty
    23. Rattling, Roaring Willie
    24. The Partin' Glass

  • Credits
    • Album Researched and Compiled by Simon Evans
    • Thanks to Norman Bates, EMI Records
    • Photos Courtesy of David Redfern, Melody Maker
    • Sleeve Design: Richard Bush

Sleeve Notes

It was early in 1967 when a disc jockey on the pirate station, Radio Caroline took a fancy to an Irish song by a traditional group from Dublin. By March 'Seven Nights Drunk' was in the charts and the Dubliners had become a household name. They appeared on Top Of The Pops and took the stage at The New Musical Express Poll Winners Concert at the Empire Pool, Wembley alongside such established artists as Cliff Richard, The Small Faces and Cat Stevens. These five Irishmen had managed to cut a path straight through the sixties pop world of glamour and hype with a music which was strong enough to do without any showbiz frills to make itself felt. The Dubliners had no need for a fabricated image and manufactured music, they simply had their own personalities and superb musicianship and to prove the point later in the same year, another of their songs, 'Black Velvet Band' spent almost four months in the charts.

Before their success in the world of pop they had already begun to establish a reputation, not only in Ireland but also amongst followers of folk music in Britain and in 1964 they were to be found in London playing major folk venues.

Legend has it that they first came together as a band in O'Donohues bar in Dublin back in 1962 which then became a major folk venue in the city and today is still something of a shrine to the band with pictures and memorabilia adorning the walls. The original members were Ronnie Drew, Barney McKenna, John Sheehan, Luke Kelly and Kieran Burke and it is this line up which is featured on this collection of their songs taken from their albums released during the late sixties. Sadly, following illnesses which prevented them from playing with the band both Luke and Kieran have since died, but with their places now being taken by Sean Cannon and Eamon Campbell the Dubliners continue to draw enormous audiences in all of the world's major venues. Their repertoire now, as then, draws upon the best contemporary and traditional sources proving again that in a world of fast changing fashion that it is good music delivered in an honest way which will still be around long after the pop world which briefly embraced them has fizzled away.

SIMON EVANS

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The Dubliners (1990)
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  • The Dubliners
    • 1990 - Ideal CDP 7 90996 2 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Seven Drunken Nights
    2. Dirty Old Town
    3. Peggy Gordon
    4. The Galway Races
    5. Maid Of The Sweet Brown Knowe
    6. Rattling Roaring Willie
    7. I Wish I Were Back In Liverpool
    8. Flop Eared Mule
    9. Quare Bungle Rye
    10. Whiskey On A Sunday
    11. Maids When You're Young Never Wed An Old Man
    12. I'm A Rover
    13. All For Me Grog
    14. Rising Of The Moon
    15. The Travelling People
    16. A Nation Once Again
    17. Instrumental Medley: The Pipers Chair/Bill Hart's Jig/The Nights Of St. Patrick
    18. Drink It Up Men
    19. Muirsheen Durkin
    20. Black Velvet Band
    21. Nancy Whiskey
    22. Seven Deadly Sins
    23. The Irish Navy
    24. A Pub With No Beer

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Original Dubliners (1966-1969)
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  • Original Dubliners (1966-1969)
    • 1993 - EMI 0789065.2 CD [x2]

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  • CD One
    1. Seven Drunken Nights
    2. The Galway Races
    3. The Old Alarm Clock
    4. Colonel Fraser & O'Rourke's Reel
    5. Rising Of The Moon
    6. McCafferty
    7. I'm A Rover
    8. Weila Waila
    9. The Travelling People
    10. Limerick Rake
    11. Zoological Gardens
    12. The Fairmoye Lasses And Sporting Paddy
    13. The Black Velvet Band
    14. Poor Paddy On The Railway
    15. Seven Deadly Sins
    16. Net Hauling Song
    17. Nancy Whiskey
    18. Many Young Men Of Twenty
    19. Paddy's Gone To France/Skylark (Instrumental Medley)
    20. Molly Bawn
    21. The Dundee Weaver
    22. The Irish Navy
    23. Tibby Dunbar
    24. The Inniskillen Dragoons
    25. I Wish I Were Back In Liverpool
    26. Go To Sea No More
  • CD Two
    1. The Piper's Chair/Bill Hart's Jig /The Nights Of St Patrick (Instrumental Medley)
    2. Darby O'Leary
    3. All For Me Grog
    4. Cork Hornpipe (Live At The Albert Hall)
    5. Peggy Gordon
    6. Maid Of The Sweet Brown Knowe
    7. Quare Bungle Rye
    8. Flop Eared Mule (Donkey Reel)
    9. Dicey Rilley
    10. Whiskey On A Sunday
    11. Gentleman Soldier
    12. Navvy Boots (Live At The Albert Hall)
    13. Maids When You're Young Never Wed An Old Man
    14. Rattling Roaring Willie
    15. Mrs McGrath
    16. Carolan Concerto
    17. The Parting Glass
    18. Muirsheen Durkin
    19. A Nation Once Again
    20. Whiskey In The Jar
    21. The Auld Triangle
    22. A Pub With No Beer
    23. Kelly The Boy From Killan
    24. Croppy Boy
    25. Sullivan John
    26. Come And Join The British Army
    27. (The Bonnie) Shoals Of Herring
    28. Mormon Braes
    29. Drink It Up Men
    30. Maloney Wants A Drink

  • Track Sources:
    • Tracks: 1-14 are from A Drop of the Hard Stuff: 1967 - (S)MMLP 3 LP
    • Tracks: 44-56 are from More of the Hard Stuff: 1967 - (S)MMLP 5 LP
    • Tracks: are from Drinkin' and Courtin': 1968 - (S)MMLP 14 LP
    • Tracks: 15-28 are from At It Again: 1968 - (S)MMLP 34 LP
    • Tracks: 30, 36 & 38 are from Live At The Albert Hall: 1969 - Major Minor (S)MMLP 44 LP
    • Track: 29 — this version of "All For Me Grog" is a non-album track … (more info here).
    • Track: 34 — "Flop Eared Mule (Donkey Reel) " — is from the 1983 LP, 21 Years On.
      • For reasons (unknown to me) this version appears on many compilation CDs with Major Minor tracks, as opposed to the verisons from Drinkin' and Courtin' or Live At The Albert Hall.
  • Notes
    • This compilation includes all but 6 tracks from the Dubliners Major Minor studio albums.
      • The omitted tracks are from Drinkin' and Courtin': "Dirty old Town"; "Hand Me Down Me Petticoat"; "Herring"; "I Know My Love"; "My Little Son" & "Donkey Reel"

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Whiskey In The Jar
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  • Whiskey In The Jar
    • 1996 - DISKY BX 872882 CD [x3]

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  • CD One
    1. Whiskey in the Jar
    2. The Galway Races
    3. The Old Alarm Clock
    4. The Rising of the Moon
    5. Poor Paddy on the Railway
    6. Nancy Whiskey
    7. Darby O'Leary
    8. Maid Of The Sweet Brown Knowe
    9. Quare Bungle Rye
    10. Poor Old Dicey Riley
    11. A Muirsheen Durkin
    12. McCafferty
    13. The Travelling People
    14. Molly Bawn
  • CD Two
    1. Seven Drunken Nights
    2. Weila Waila
    3. Limerick Rake
    4. Net Hauling Song
    5. Whiskey on a Sunday
    6. Mrs. McGrath
    7. The Partin' Glass
    8. (The Bonny) Shoals of Herring
    9. Mormon Braes
    10. The Dundee Weaver
    11. I Wish I Were Back In Liverpool
    12. Go To Sea No More
    13. All for Me Grog
    14. Gentleman Soldier
  • CD Three
    1. I'm A Rover
    2. The Fairmoye Lasses and Sporting Paddy
    3. Black Velvet Band
    4. Seven Deadly Sins
    5. Many Young Men of Twenty
    6. Maloney Wants a Drink
    7. Croppy Boy
    8. Come and Join the British Army
    9. Maids When You're Young Never Wed An Old Man
    10. Tibby Dunbar
    11. The Inniskillen Dragoons
    12. Peggy Gordon
    13. Kelly, The Boy From Killan
    14. A Nation Once Again

  • Track Sources:
    • Tracks: 2-5, 12, 13, 15-17, 29, 30 & 31 are from A Drop of the Hard Stuff: 1967 - (S)MMLP 3 LP
    • Tracks: 1, 10, 11, 22, 23, 34, 35, 36, 41 & 42 are from More of the Hard Stuff: 1967 - (S)MMLP 5 LP
    • Tracks: 8, 9, 20, 21, 28, 37 & 40 are from Drinkin' and Courtin': 1968 - (S)MMLP 14 LP
    • Tracks: 6, 7, 14, 18, 24-26, 32, 33, 38 & 39 are from At It Again: 1968 - (S)MMLP 34 LP
    • Track: 19 is from Live At The Albert Hall: 1969 - Major Minor (S)MMLP 44 LP
    • Track: 27 — this version of "All For Me Grog" is a non-album track … (more info here).

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Seven Drunken Nights
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  • Seven Drunken Nights
    • 1998 - Wise Buy WB 885812 CD
    • 2001 - Disky GO640132 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Seven Drunken Nights
    2. Poor Paddy On The Railway
    3. Whiskey On Sunday (Seth Davey)
    4. I'm A Rover
    5. The Galway Races
    6. Darby O'Leary
    7. Limerick Rake
    8. The Dundee Weaver
    9. I Wish I Were Back In Liverpool
    10. Kelly, The Boy From Killan
    11. The Rising Of The Moon
    12. Maid Of The Sweet Brown Knowe

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The Best of the Dubliners (1998)
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  • The Best of the Dubliners
    • 1998 - Disky 488684 CD
    • 1999 - Disky SI 856442 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Seven Drunken Nights
    2. Whiskey in the Jar
    3. The Galway Races
    4. Black Velvet Band
    5. I'm a Rover
    6. A Pub with No Beer
    7. Never Wed an Old Man
    8. Whiskey on a Sunday
    9. Peggy Gordon
    10. Nancy Whiskey
    11. All for Me Grog
    12. Weila Waila
    13. Tibby Dunbar
    14. Seven Deadly Sins
    15. I Wish I Were Back in Liverpool
    16. Dundee Weaver
    17. Many Young Men of Twenty
    18. The Leaving of Liverpool

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The Best of the Dubliners (2002)
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  • The Best of the Dubliners
    • 2002 - EPIC/Legacy EK 86021 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Muirsheen Durkin'
    2. A Nation Once Again
    3. Whiskey In The Jar
    4. The Old Triangle
    5. The Pub With No Beer
    6. Kelly, The Boy From Killan
    7. Croppy Boy
    8. Seven Drunken Nights
    9. The Rising Of The Moon
    10. Drink It Up Men
    11. Maloney Wants A Drink
    12. The Galway Races
    13. Weila Waile
    14. I'm A Free Born Man
    15. Black Velvet Band
    16. I'm A Rover

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The Best of the Original Dubliners

  • The Best of the Original Dubliners
    • 2003 - EMI Gold 7243 5 84488 2 5 CD [3 CD Box-Set]

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  • Disc One:
    1. Seven Drunken Nights
    2. Black Velvet Band
    3. Whiskey In The Jar
    4. All For Me Grog
    5. Rising of the Moon
    6. I Wish I Were Back In Liverpool
    7. Bonny Boy
    8. Fairmoye Lasses and Sporting Paddy
    9. Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe
    10. Molly Maguires (live)
    11. McAlpine's Fusiliers (live)
    12. Greenland Whale Fishery
    13. Biddy Mulligan
    14. Musical Priest/Blackthorn Stick
    15. Navvy Boots (live)
    16. Champion At Keeping Them Rolling
    17. I Know My Love
  • Disc Two:
    1. I'm a Rover
    2. Maids When You're Young Never Wed an Old Man
    3. Nancy Whiskey
    4. Pub With No Beer
    5. Seven Deadly Sins
    6. Black Velvet Band (live)
    7. Nation Once Again
    8. Partin' Glass
    9. Poor Paddy on the Railway
    10. Kelly, The Boy from Killan
    11. Lowlands Of Holland
    12. Breeze (live)
    13. Alabama 58
    14. Night Visiting Song
    15. Cork Hornpipe (live)
    16. Poor Old Dicey Riley
    17. Whiskey On a Sunday (live)
  • Disc Three:
    1. Dirty Old Town
    2. Whiskey In The Jar (live)
    3. Old Triangle
    4. Galway Races
    5. Peggy Gordon (live)
    6. Irish Navy
    7. Net Hauling Song
    8. Battle of Somme/Freedom Come All Ye
    9. Smith Of Bristol
    10. Tibby Dunbar
    11. Leavin' of Liverpool (live)
    12. Beggar Man
    13. Rattling Roaring Willie
    14. School Days Over
    15. Louse House Of Kilkenny
    16. Mrs. McGrath
    17. Seven Drunken Nights (live)

  • Track Sources:
    • Tracks: 1, 2, 5, 8, 18, 26 & 38 are from A Drop of the Hard Stuff: 1967 - (S)MMLP 3 LP
    • Tracks: 3, 21, 24, 27, 33 & 37 are from More of the Hard Stuff: 1967 - (S)MMLP 5 LP
    • Tracks: 9, 17, 19, 25, 35, 47 & 50 are from Drinkin' and Courtin': 1968 - (S)MMLP 14 LP
    • Tracks: 6, 20, 22, 40, 41 & 44 are from At It Again: 1968 - (S)MMLP 34 LP
    • Tracks: 11, 15, 23, 32, 34, 36, 39, 45 & 51 are from Live At The Albert Hall: 1969 - (S)MMLP 44 LP
    • Track: 4 — this version of "All For Me Grog" is a non-album track … (more info here).
    • Tracks: 12 & 28 are from At Home with the Dubliners: 1969 - EMI Columbia SCX 6380 LP
    • Tracks: 7, 13, 30, 42 & 48 are from Revolution: 1970 - EMI Columbia SCX 6423 LP
    • Tracks: 10 & 29 are from Hometown: 1972 - EMI Columbia SCX 6492 LP
    • Tracks: 14, 16, 31, 43 & 49 are from Double Dubliners: 1972 - EMI Columbia SCX 6513 LP
    • Track: 46 — "Beggar Man" w/vocals by Ronnie Drew is a (1971) single only release
      • to my knowledge, this is the only time this song was re-issued … (more info here)..

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The Very Best of the Original Dubliners
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  • The Very Best of the Original Dubliners
    • 2010 - EMI Gold 6 27152 2 5 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Seven Drunken Nights
    2. The Black Velvet Band
    3. I'm A Rover
    4. Whiskey In The Jar
    5. Maids When You're Young Never Wed An Old Man
    6. Seven Deadly Sins
    7. A Pub With No Beer
    8. Paddy On The Railway
    9. The Rising Of The Moon
    10. All For Me Grog
    11. Nancy Whiskey
    12. The Auld Triangle
    13. I Wish I Were Back In Liverpool
    14. Maid Of The Sweet Brown Knowe
    15. A Nation Once Again
    16. The Galway Races
    17. Weila Waile
    18. The Irish Navy
    19. Tibby Dunbar
    20. Colonel Fraser & O'Rourke's Reel
    21. The Parting Glass
    22. Rattling Roaring Willie
    23. The Zoological Gardens
    24. The Inniskillen Dragoons
    25. Dicey Reilly
    26. Drink It Up Men
    27. Dirty Old Town

  • Track Sources:
    • Tracks: 1-3, 8, 9, 16, 17, 20 & 23 are from A Drop of the Hard Stuff: 1967 - (S)MMLP 3 LP
    • Tracks: 4, 7, 12, 15, 25 & 26 are from More of the Hard Stuff: 1967 - (S)MMLP 5 LP
    • Tracks: 5, 14, 21, 22 & 27 are from Drinkin' and Courtin': 1968 - (S)MMLP 14 LP
    • Tracks: 6, 11, 13, 18, 19 & 24 are from At It Again: 1968 - (S)MMLP 34 LP
    • Track: 10 — this version of "All For Me Grog" is a non-album track … (more info here).

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