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The Dubliners: Discography
The EMI, Polydor, Chyme, etc. Years: 1980's LP Compilations


Jigs, Reels and Hornpipes
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  • Jigs, Reels and Hornpipes
    • 1980 - Chyme CHLP 1008 LP

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  • Side One
    1. Scholar/Teetotaller/High Reel
    2. Belfast Hornpipe
    3. Three Sea Captains
    4. The Wonder Hornpipe
    5. Lord Inchiquin
    6. Farewell To Ireland
    7. The Downfall Of Paris
  • Side Two
    1. Last Night's Fun/Congress Reel
    2. Dohertys Reel/Down The Broom/Honeymoon Reel
    3. O'Carolan's Devotion
    4. Drops Of Brandy/Lady Carberry
    5. Salamanca
    6. Kid On The Mountain
    7. Acrobat/Village Bells

  • Credits
    • Design: Dara O Lochlainn & Associates

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Songs of the Dubliners
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  • Songs of the Dubliners
    • 1980 (?) - Ram Budget B101 LP

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  • Side One
    1. Molly Maguires (Martin/Coulter)
    2. Ojos Negros
    3. Joe Hill (Earl Robinson/Alferd Hayes)
    4. A Comical Genius
    5. The Peat Bog Soldiers
    6. Gentlemen Soldier
  • Side Two
    1. Free the People (Coulter/Martin)
    2. The Button Pusher (Enoch Kent)
    3. Hand me down my Bible (Martin/Coulter)
    4. The Battle of the Somme
    5. Dainty Davy
    6. Louse House Of Kilkenny

  • Credits
    • Sleeve Design: Diana O'Donnell
  • Track Sources:
    • Tracks: 1 & 11 are from At Home with the Dubliners: 1969 - EMI Columbia SCX 6380 LP
    • Tracks: 2, 3, 5, 8 & 10 are from Revolution: 1970 - EMI Columbia SCX 6423 LP
    • Tracks: 4 & 9 are from Hometown: 1972 - EMI Columbia SCX 6492 LP
    • Tracks: 6, 7 & 12 are from Double Dubliners: 1972 - EMI Columbia SCX 6513 LP

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The Dubliners Themselves
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  • The Dubliners Themselves
    • 1980 (?) Ram Budget B102 LP

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  • Side One
    1. Sam Hall
    2. Schooldays Over (Ewan MacColl)
    3. The Musical Priest/Blackthorn Stick
    4. Saxon Shilling
    5. The Night Visiting Song
    6. Springhill Nova Scotia (MacColl)
  • Side Two
    1. The Rebel (Pearse)
    2. Alabama 58 (Ewan MacColl)
    3. Champion at Keeping them Rolling (Ewan MacColl)
    4. Se Fath mo Biartha
    5. High Germany
    6. The Sun is Burning (Ian Campbell)

  • Credits
    • Sleeve Design: Diana O'Donnell

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20 Original Greatest Hits - Volume 2
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  • 20 Original Greatest Hits - Volume 2
    • 1981 - Chyme CHLP 1014 LP
  • Original Greatest Hits - Volume 2
    • 1989 - Chyme CHCD 1014 CD

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  • Side One
    1. Monto
    2. Black Velvet Band
    3. Johnson's Motor Car
    4. Drops Of Brandy/Lady Carberry
    5. Button Pusher (Enoch Kent)
    6. The Old Triangle (Brendan Behan)
    7. Downfall Of Paris
    8. Johnny McGory (Pete St. John)
    9. Spanish Lady
    10. Killieburne Brae
  • Side Two
    1. Molly Malone
    2. God Save Ireland
    3. Spancill Hill
    4. Peat Bog Soldiers
    5. Joe Hill (Earl Robinson)
    6. Molly Maguires (Coulter/Martin)
    7. Hand Me Down M'bible (Coulter/Martin)
    8. Musical Priest/Blackthorn Stick
    9. Schoolday's Over (Ewan MacColl)
    10. Wild Rover

  • Credits
    • Photography: Neil McDougal
    • Art Direction: Ian Calder
    • Design & Artwork: O Lochlainn Design Associates
    • Typesetting Ampersand

Sleeve Notes

Here it is — the second volume of favourites from Ireland's most famous ballad group. Some of you may know of Paddy O'Donoghue's pub in Dublin's Merrion Row. Well, in the early sixties it was much as it is now except for the fact that then you might have found the original personnel, Ronnie, Barney, Luke and Ciaran whiling away their out of work hours raving it up in the back bar. On their first gigs they were billed as the Ronnie Drew Group. Then that fine fiddler, John Sheahan joined up and the tours and the recordings began.

Unfortunately, our old friend Ciaran Bourke is no longer with them due to poor health but is still to be found where "the crack" is! When Ronnie decided to go solo in '74 for a while, Jim McCann stepped in for a couple of years but has stepped out again and Ronnie is back. That's about as much of a potted history I have space for here except to say that throughout this album songs such as Dublin City's anthem "Molly Malone" which is centuries Old and "Killieburne Brae" (otherwise known as "The Divil and the Farmer") which my father heard when in Belfast on Volunteer business in 1912, seem to suit the boys just as happily as the more contemporary songs, Brendan Behan's "Auld Triangle", Pete St. John's "Johnny McGory" and "Molly Maguires" by Phil Coulter and Bill Martin. Throw in the set dance "Downfall of Paris", a reel and a jig or two and you have once again the magic mixture of The Dubliners. Enjoy!

Dara O Lochlainn

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18 Original Greatest Hits - Volume 3
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  • 18 Original Greatest Hits - Volume 3
    • 1981 - Chyme CHLP 1015 LP
  • Original Greatest Hits - Volume 3
    • 1989 - Chyme CHCD 1015 CD

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  • Side One
    1. Kimmage
    2. Biddy Mulligan
    3. The Band Played Waltzing Matilda (Eric Bogle)
    4. Lord Inchiquinn
    5. All For Me Grog
    6. The Lifeboat Mona (Peggy Seeger)
    7. The Lark In The Morning
    8. The Mero (Pete St. John)
    9. Down By The Glenside (Peadar Kearney)
  • Side Two
    1. McAlpine's Fusiliers (Dominic Behan)
    2. Rare Ould Times (Pete St. John)
    3. Welia Welia Walia
    4. The Acrobat/Village Bells
    5. Scorn Not His Simplicity (Phil Coulter)
    6. Smith Of Bristol
    7. Parcel Of Rogues
    8. Barney's Banjo Selection
    9. Parting Glass

  • Track Sources:
    • Tracks: 2 & 14 are from Revolution: 1970 - EMI Columbia SCX 6423 LP
    • Tracks: 1 & 17 are from Hometown: 1972 - EMI Columbia SCX 6492 LP
    • Track: 15 is from Double Dubliners: 1972 - EMI Columbia SCX 6513 LP
    • Tracks: 5, 10 & 12 are from The Dubliners Live: 1974 - Ram RMLP 1006 LP
    • Tracks: 4, 6 & 7 are from Dubliners Now: 1974 - Polydor 2383 329 Super LP
    • Tracks: 13 & 16 are from A Parcel Of Rogues: 1976 - Ram RMLP 1021 LP
    • Track: 9 is from 15 Years On: 1977 - Polydor 2683 070 LP
    • Tracks: 3, 8, 11 & 18 are from Together Again: 1979 - Ram RMLP 1030 LP
  • Credits
    • Photography/Front: Sleeve Neil McDougal
    • Art Direction: Ian Calder
    • Photography/Back: Sleeve Ruan 0 Lochlainn
    • Design & Artwork: O Lochlainn Design Associates
    • Typesetting: Ampersand

Sleeve Notes

The Dubliners have become a living legend. This album is a "mixum gatherum" of some of their greatest hits in popular music throughout today's world. Their variety is infinite, due perhaps to the individuals themselves who, either solo or group wise, project at once a bawdy yet plaintive, or romantic image. The actual musical craftmanship. is of a very high standard to take "Barney's Banjo Selection" as just one example. Ronnie's evil gravel toned "Welia Welia Walia" is both horrifying and comic but has become a must for any pub sing-a-long. Dominic Behan's classic "McAlpine's Fusilliers" (the melody based on "The Jackets Green"), a song about our historic hero Patrick Sarsfield, is still sung by Irish exiles after a tough day on the building site. "Scorn not his Simplicity" was written by Phil Coulter for his little son and sung by Luke. As in the pre-Raphaelite period of Art and Design when every picture told a story, the same in all of the Dubliners' material. Leo Maguire who hosted the Walton's radio commercials — "If you feel like singing do sing an Irish song," penned "Kimmage", a Dublin suburb which is treated in the properly suited style as is Jimmy O'Dea's signature tune "Biddy Mulligan." I am sure many of you listeners will remember Jimmy, a perennial of Dublin Pantomime in drag as Mrs. Mulligan driving Gaiety audiences into paroxysms of mirth.

"Down by the Glenside" is a sad picturesque ballad of Irish patriotism beloved of all Nationalists naturally enough as it was written by Peadar Kearney, author of our National Anthem. "Smith of Bristol" is a tongue in cheek Anglo-Irish effort of the kind popular at "Shoneen" concerts in Dublin. The tune ressembles "The Liverpool Sandstone Girl" and the London "Basket of Oysters." The last number is a fine one handed down to our family from my great-grandfather, John Carr of Limerick and although the melody line here differs slightly 'tis a fine way to end a fine collection. So — if you enjoy this — and you should for there are songs for all — "the Rebel and the Ranter, the Traveller, the Tinker, Soldier, Sailor" and obviously the whole wide world — try volumes one and two! Slan!

Dara O Lochlainn

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The Original Dubliners (Seven Drunken Nights)

  • The Original Dubliners (Seven Drunken Nights)
    • 1988 - Chyme CHLP 1032 LP
    • 1988 - Chyme CHCS 1032 Cassette
    • 1998 - Chyme CHCD 1032 CD
    • 2000 - Outlet CHCD 1032 CD

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  • Side One
    1. Seven Drunken Nights
    2. Finnegan's Wake
    3. Monto
    4. The Auld Triangle (Brendan Behan)
    5. Dirty Old Town (Ewan MacColl)
    6. Sam Hall
    7. The Holy Ground
  • Side Two
    1. The Black Velvet Band
    2. Whiskey in the Jar
    3. McAlpines Fusileers (Dominic Behan)
    4. All For Me Grog
    5. Wild Rover
    6. Weila Walia
    7. Home Boys Home

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Irish Favourites - Volume One
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  • Irish Favourites - Volume One
    • 1988 - Chyme CHLP 1033 LP
    • 1998 - Chyme CHCD 1033 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Raglan Road
    2. Whiskey In The Jar
    3. Donegal Danny
    4. The Old Triangle
    5. Spancil Hill
    6. Black Velvet Band
    7. The Town I Loved So Well
    8. Dirty Old Town (Ewan MacColl)
    9. McAlpine's Fusiliers
    10. Song for Ireland
    11. All For Me Grog
    12. Molly Malone

  • Track Sources:
    • Tracks: 3 & 7 are from Plain And Simple: 1973 - Polydor 2383 235 Super LP
    • Tracks: 2, 6, 8, 9 & 11 are from The Dubliners Live: 1974 - Ram RMLP 1006 LP
    • Track: 4 is from Dubliners Now: 1974 - Polydor 2383 329 Super LP
    • Tracks: 5 & 12 are from 15 Years On: 1977 - Polydor 2683 070 LP
    • Tracks: 1 & 10 are from either:
      • Prodigal Sons: 1983 - Chyme CHLP 1030 LP — Sean Cannon: Vocals
      • Luke's Legacy: 1986 - Chyme CHLP 1031 LP — Luke Kelly: Vocals

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Irish Favourites - Volume Two
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  • Irish Favourites - Volume Two
    • 1988 - Chyme CHLP 1034 LP
    • 1998 - Chyme CHCD 1034 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. The Rare Ould Times
    2. Fiddler's Green
    3. Biddy Mulligan
    4. Avondale
    5. The Wild Rover
    6. Seven Drunken Nights
    7. Finnigan's Wake
    8. Weila Weila Waile
    9. The Foggy Dew
    10. Lord Of The Dance
    11. Johnston's Motor Car
    12. Farewell To Ireland

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