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The Dublinerss: Discography
Miscellaneous Anthologies


Now For Some Real Irish Music
w/Barney McKenna & Ronnie Drew
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  • Now for some Real Irish Music
    • 1969 - Davjon DJ1020 LP

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  • Side One
    1. Quare Bungle Rye (Song) — Ronnie Drew & Barney McKenna
    2. Hardie's Reel and Kevin's In The Valley (Reels) — Barney McKenna & Ronnie Drew
    3. The Foxhunt (Uillian Pipes) — Felix Doran
    4. The Days of the Week (Song) — Packie Byrne
    5. O'Mahoney's Daughter and The Peat Fire (Reels) — The Fenians
    6. Onin Slan (Gaelic Song) — Margaret Laurie
  • Side Two
    1. The Mason's Apron (Reel) — Barney McKenna & Ronnie Drew
    2. The Twangman (Song) — Ronnie Drew & Barney McKenna
    3. Chief O'Neill's and Harvest Home (Hornpipes) — Barney McKenna & Ronnie Drew
    4. The Leprachaun (Song) — Margaret Barry & Michael Gorman
    5. The Friar's Breeches (Dance) — Felix Doran and Bobby Casey
    6. Erin's Lovely Lea (Song) — Margaret Laurie
    7. Paddy in London (Jig) — Barney McKenna & Ronnie Drew

  • Musicians
    • Barny [sic] McKenna
    • Ronnie Drew
    • The Fenians
    • Margaret Laurie
    • Felix Doran and many others …
  • Credits
    • This original stereo record was compiled and edited by Sean Davies
    • General Recording Services, N.W.1.
    • Front cover photograph by courtesy of Aer Lingus

Sleeve Notes

"A nation without music is not worthy of the name". So said the poet, but in this record you will find proof that Ireland's got enough for herself and a few others besides. From the fierce attack of Ronnie Drew, through the musical brilliance of Barry MacKenna [sic] and Felix Doran, the humour of Packie Byrne to the sheer beauty of Margaret Laurie's voice, there runs a stream of inspiration unmatched by any other race. So put the record on and I'll tell you a few things:

"Quare Bungle Rye"
Possibly the original "left holding the baby" story. When the chief engineer heard this being recorded he sent the microphone away for repair, but there was nothing wrong with it. The "trouble" was Ronnie Drew's voice, which remains one of the wonders of nature.

"Hardie's Reel" and "Kevin's in the Valley"
Two reels played by Barry MacKenna [sic] and Ronnie Drew. The "hard core" of The Dubliners couldn't play a reel badly even if you didn't pay them!

"The Foxhunt"
Felix Doran's incredible performance was recorded live at the Keele Folk Festival in 1966. He plays the Uillean Pipes, which are quite different from the normal bagpipes. They have a sweeter tone, a wider range and can play a whole set of chords as well as the melody. But Felix Doran takes things further, making the pipes imitate dogs, hens, geese and bugles in this hunting showpiece.

"'The Days of The Week"
Otherwise known as "Seven Nights Drunk" or "Seven Drunken Nights". Recorded live at the Keele Folk Festival by Packie Byrne, who has been entertaining all over Ireland for many years. He has that quiet Irish style which is very good for bringing overblown things and people down to size. The "rolling pin" verse is omitted from this version of the song!

"O'Mahoney's Daughter" and "The Peat Fire"
Two reels, brightly played by The Fenians, the well-known trio of Irish Whistle players.

"Onin Slan"
Sung in Gaelic by Margaret Laurie, it means a poetic and beautiful love song. Listening to this, it is obvious that the Gaelic language was invented to show off the full beauty of an Irish girl's voice.

"The Mason's Apron"
Another lively reel from Ronnie Drew and Barney MacKenna.

"The Twangman"
Ronnie Drew and Barney MacKenna. As the cinema poster would put it, this is a song of "elemental passion, seduction, jealousy and violent death". Definitely "X" certificate.

"Chief O'Neill's" and "Harvest Home"
Two hornpipes by Ronnie Drew and Barney MacKenna. It's not only sailors who dance the hornpipe. The dance (with different steps) is still very popular at ceilidhs in Ireland. Notice how it gets gradually faster; this is because the extra weight of the music that has been played adds to the momentum.

"The Leprachaun"
Margaret Barry — accompanied by Michael Gorme [sic] Gorman (fiddle). Margaret is one of those personalities who make up for the "don't knows" in the opinion polls. Making them shut up and listen in a pub in Camden Town or Dublin is an advertisement not to be lightly dismissed, but Margaret's been doing that for many a year. She's accompanied one of the finest Sligo fiddlers alive to-day.

"The Friar's Breeches"
Felix Doran and Bobby Casey. Irish dance tunes may sometimes sound improvised, but the two players here are so close, even in the decorations of the melody, that there is clearly a recognised form — especially as the players are not a regular duo.

"Erin's Lovely Lea"
Margaret Laurie. As well as being a fine song in its own right, this is a subtle form of recruiting propaganda. It would be widely sung in Irish communities overseas, where mention of national heroes and places remind exiles of Ireland's need of fighting men.

"Paddy in London"
A fine jig to round off with, played once again by Ronnie Drew and Barney MacKenna.


  • Notes:
    • I don't know where these tracks with Ronnie and Barney come from, or when they were recorded.
    • From the sound of them, I would guess they are very early recordings — possibly pre-dating the Dubliners.
    • Perhaps recorded during the period they performed with John Molloy at the Gate Theatre.
    • Maybe not, but it seems odd to me that Ronnie & Barney would appear on this obscure LP during the height of the Dubliners popularity.
    • Additionally, I am leaving all the different mis-spellings of Barney's first and last name as the appear on this record.

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The Second Folk Review Record
w/Seán Cannon
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  • The Second Folk Review Record
    • 1976 - Folksound FS 107 LP

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  • Side One
    1. Thornaby Woods — Tony Rose
    2. The Waterford Boys Seán Cannon
    3. The Mower — Martyn Wyndham-Read
    4. Arthur McBride — Dick Gaughan
    5. Just As the Tide Was A-Flowing — Tim Laycock
    6. The Recruited Collier — Miriam Backhouse
    7. Jock Stewart — Archie Fisher
    8. April Morning Louis and Sally Killen
  • Side Two
    1. The Streams of Lovely Nancy — Tony Rose
    2. The Corncrake — Archie Fisher
    3. O South Wind Seán Cannon
    4. The Lawyer's Wife — Martyn Wyndham-Read
    5. Cuckoo's Nest — Miriam Backhouse
    6. Fakeham Fair — Tim Laycock
    7. Willie Drowned in Ero — Louis and Sally Killen
    8. The Rashy Moor — Dick Gaughan

  • Credits
    • Recorded by Bill Leader at Leader Sound Studios in February 1976
    • Produced by Fred Woods
    • Sleeve design by Peter Bellamy
  • Source:
    • Reinhard Zierke's "Mainly Norfolk.
      • "Issued as a fundraiser for the Folk Review magazine featuring exclusive tracks from some very collectable artists."

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The Greatest Ceilidh Band You Ever Saw
w/Barney McKenna & John Sheahan
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  • The Greatest Ceilidh Band You Ever Saw
    • 1984 - Millstream MILP 1001 LP

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  • Track List:
    1. The Kesh Jig/Morrison's/Trippin' Upstairs
    2. Ye Banks and Braes
    3. The Spoots Of Skeery/Susan Cooper/Millbray
    4. Little Plastic Packs
    5. The Downfall Of Paris
    6. Arlequin
    7. Old French
    8. The Golden Eagle/Chief O'Neill's
    9. Freedom Come All Ye
    10. Dougie's Reel
    11. The City Of Savannah
    12. The Blacksmith
    13. The Merry Blacksmith/The High Reel

  • Credits
    • Recorded Live at the Tønder Festival, August 30, 1981.

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Ceol na hÉireann
The traditional music of Ireland from the sound archives of RTE
w/Ronnie Drew "and Friends"
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  • Ceol na hÉireann
    • 1993 - RTE CEOCD 001 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Reels: Crowley's, Lord McDonald & The Cameronian — The Castle Ceili Band
    2. Hornpipe: Harvest Home — Jim Bolger and his Wife Elizabeth
    3. Song: The Raggel Taggle Gypsy & Hap Piece: Tadhair dom do Lamh (Give me your hand) Planxty
    4. Jig: Cathaoir a — Micho Russel
    5. Song: An Gabha Ceartan (The Blacksniith) — Cait Ui Chonnluain
    6. Air: An Ghaoth Aneas (The South Wind) — The Chieftains
    7. Reel: The Bucks of Oranmore — Joe Cooley and Bridie Lafferty
    8. Slides: The Humours of Mountcollins & Chase Me Charlie — Fiddle Duet: Denis Murphy and Padraig O'Keeffe
    9. Song: The Kerry Recruit - Ronnie Drew and Friends
    10. Jig: The Battering Ram — Duet: Elizabeth Crotty and Aggie White
    11. Reels: The Silver Spear, The Dublin Reel — Seamus Ennis
    12. Jig: The Gold Ring — Matt Molloy and Charlie Lennon
    13. Hornpipe: The Cuckoo — Pat Kilduff
    14. Mairseal Ui Neill (O'Neills' March) — Sean O Riada agus Ceoltoiri Chualann
    15. Song: Cait Ni Dhuidhir (Kate O) — Nioclas Toibin
    16. Song: Cait Ni Dhuidhir (Kate O) — Julie Mulvihill and The Radio Eireann Light Orchestra
    17. Reel: The Pigeon on the gate — Fiddle Duet: John and Simon Doherty
    18. Air: Ar Eirinn ni Neosfainn Ce hI (For Ireland, I would Not Tell Her Name) — Na Fili
    19. Song: The Lassie that Never Said No — John Maguire
    20. Reel: The Mount Nuget Reel — John Maguire
    21. Jig: McLoughlin — Sean Maguire and Josephine Keegan
    22. Song: Arthur McBride — Paul Brady
    23. Reels: The Liffey Banks, The Shaskeen — Duet: Josie McDermott and Tommy Flynn
    24. Jigs: Tom Billy — Mary Bergin
    25. Reels: The Navvy on the Line, The Rainy Day — The Bothy Band

  • Notes
    • I don't have any further information on "The Kerry Recruit" with vocals by Ronnie Drew.
    • This track likely from a session, recorded by Ciaran Mac Mathúna, at Johnny Foxs Pub, Glencullen in 1963.

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Long Journey Home
w/Eamonn Campbell
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  • Long Journey Home
    • 1998 - BMG 09026 68963 2 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Shenandoah — Van Morrison & Paddy Moloney
    2. Main Theme — The Irish Film Orchestra, The Chieftains, Gearóid Grant
    3. Paddy's Lamentation/Ships Are Sailing — Mary Black, Paddy Moloney, Eamonn Campbell, Mairtín O'Connor, Paddy Glackin
    4. Emigration Theme — The Chieftains, The Irish Film Orchestra, Fiachra Trench, Gearóid Grant
    5. The Bard of Armagh/The Streets of Laredo — Vince Gill, Paul Leim, Michael Rhodes, John Jarvis, Stuart Duncan, Paddy Moloney, Seán Keane, Derek Bell
    6. Skibbereen — Sinéad O'Connor, Derek Bell, Matt Molloy, The Irish Film Orchestra
    7. The Night That Larry Was Stretched - Jig (instrumental version of song and jig) — The Chieftains, Johnny Cunningham, Seamus Egan, Zan McLeod, Jim Higgins
    8. White Potatoes — Liam O'Maonlai, Paddy Moloney
    9. Famine Theme — Derek Bell, Paddy Moloney, The Irish Film Orchestra, Gearóid Grant
    10. Muldoon, The Solid Man/Grandfather's Tune Mick Moloney, Paddy Moloney, Eileen Ivers, John Whelan
    11. An Raibh Tú Ag An gCarraig — Sissel, The Chieftains, Annbjorg Lien, Bjorn Ole Rasch, Per Hillestad
    12. O'Carolan's Farewell To Music — Derek Bell, The Irish Film Orchestra, Gearóid Grant
    13. Bean Pháidín — Kevin Conneff
    14. O'Donnell's Lament/The Reel With The Beryle — Eileen Ivers, Paddy Moloney
    15. American Theme — Paddy Moloney, Joanie Madden, Jerry O'Sullivan, Kim Plainfield, Richard O'Donnell, Martin Matrustry, The Irish Film Orchestra, Gearóid Grant
    16. Long Journey Home (Anthem) — Elvis Costello

  • Musicians
    • Mary Black: Vocals
    • The Chieftains
      • Derek Bell: Harp
      • Kevin Conneff: Vocals, Bodhrán
      • Martin Fay: Fiddle
      • Matt Molloy: Flute
      • Paddy Moloney: uillean pipes, tin whistle
      • Seán Keane: Fiddle
    • Elvis Costello: Vocals
    • Vince Gill: Vocals
    • Van Morrison: Vocals
    • Sinéad O'Connor: Vocals
    • Liam Ó Maonlaí: Vocals
    • Sissel Kyrkjebø: Vocals
    • The Irish Film Orchestra: Performing Ensemble
    • Anúna: Choir, Chorus
    • Annbjørg Lien: Fiddle
    • Arty McGlynn: Guitar
    • Bjorn Ole Rasch
    • Dave Flemming: Double Bass, Upright Bass
    • Eamonn Campbell: Guitar, Mandolin
    • Eileen Ivers: Fiddle
    • Fiachra Trench: Organ, Piano, Conductor, Hammond Organ
    • Gearóid Grant: Conductor
    • James Blennerhassett: Double Bass, Upright Bass
    • James Higgins: Percussion, Bodhrán
    • Jerry O'Sullivan: Pipes
    • Joanie Madden: Whistle
    • John Jarvis: Piano
    • John Whelan: Accordion
    • Johnny Cunningham: Fiddle
    • Kim Plainfield: Drums
    • Lawrence Feldman: Recorder
    • Liam Bradley: Drums
    • Mairtín O'Connor: Accordion
    • Martin Matrustry: Timpani
    • Michael McGlynn: Choir Master
    • Michael Rhodes: Bass
    • Mick Moloney: Guitar, Vocals
    • Paddy Glackin: Fiddle
    • Paul Leim: Drums
    • Per Hillestad: Percussion
    • Robbie Casserly: Drums
    • Seamus Egan: Banjo
    • Sharon Riley: Choir, Chorus
    • Stuart Duncan: Mandolin
    • Zan McLeod: Bouzouki, Guitar
  • Credits
    • Produced by Paddy Moloney & Brian Keane
    • Arrangers: Brian Keane & Michael McGlynn
    • Orchestration: Brian Keane & Fiachra Trench
    • Engineers: Kevin Doyle, Jeffrey Lesser, Brian Masterson & Matt Knobel
    • Art Direction: Ryan & James O'Mara
    • Liner Notes by Thomas Lennon

Notes

Original score for the film 'The Irish in America: Long Journey Home' a film by Thomas Lennon. The film was charged with telling the story of the Irish in America, and Paddy Moloney as Composer, Performer and Executive Music Producer brought some amazing acts together to put musical voice to the old stories: Sinéad O' Connor, Van Morrison, Liam O Maonlaí, Mary Black, Vince Gill, Eileen Ivers, and Elvis Costello. Said Paddy Moloney when approached about taking on board a year's work for the film when working on two other albums at the same time: "I have to do this … Its's part of me."

'Long Journey Home' won a Grammy award for 'Best Traditional Folk Album' in 1998.

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Banjoman - a tribute to Derroll Adams
w/Barney McKenna & John Sheahan
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  • Banjoman - a tribute to Derroll Adams
    • 2000 — Blue Groove BG-1420 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Columbus Stockade Blues — Hans Theessink, Arlo Guthrie, Donovan
    2. Portland Town — Arlo Guthrie
    3. The Cuckoo — Jack Elliott
    4. Freight Train Blues — Hans & Arlo Guthrie
    5. The Mountain — Donovan
    6. The Sky — Allan Taylor
    7. The Valley — Hans & Donovan
    8. Curtains of Night — Youra Marcus
    9. Dixie Darling — Arlo Guthrie & Dolly Parton - w/John Sheahan & Barney McKenna
    10. Muleskinner Blues — Jack Elliottand Arlo Guthrie
    11. 24 Hours a Day — Hans
    12. Epistle to Derroll — Donovan
    13. A Feather Fell — Ralph McTell
    14. Banjo Man — Allan Taylor
    15. The Rock — Billy Connolly
    16. Memories — Happy Traum
    17. Lovesong — Donovan
    18. Willie Moore — Wizz Jones
    19. The Rock — Jack Elliott
    20. Goodbye Derroll, Boodbye Friend — Tucker Zimmerman
    21. A Profound and Beautiful Sadness — Derroll Adams [1]

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  • Musicians
    • Allan Taylor: Vocals, Guitar, Psalter
    • Arlo Guthrie: Vocals, Guitar, Foottap
    • Barney McKenna: Banjo, Backing Vocals
    • Billy Connolly: Vocals, Banjo
    • Bobbye Hall: Percussion
    • Danny Thompson: Double Bass
    • David Ferguson: Upright Bass
    • Didier Bourguignon: Banjo
    • Dolly Parton: Vocals
    • Donovan: Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica,Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar And Arp String Ensemble
    • Hans Theessink: Guitar, Dulcimer, Banjo, Slideguitar, Backing Vocals, Mandola, Mandolin
    • Happy Traum: Vocals, Guitar, Banjo
    • Jack Clement: Ukelele
    • Jim Keltner: Drums
    • John Sheahan: Fiddle, Backing Vocals
    • Leland Sklar And Dave Hungate: Bass
    • Ralph McTell: Vocals, Guitar,Banjo, Backing Vocals
    • Ramblin' Jack Elliott: Vocals, Guitar
    • Tucker Zimmerman: Vocals, 12-String Guitar
    • Wizz Jones: Vocals, Guitar
    • Youra Marcus: Vocals, Banjo
    • Yves Rouchaville: Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Credits
    • Produced by Arlo Guthrie & Hans Theessink
    • Recording:
      • A&M Studios Los Angeles, CA - Produced by Donovan Leitch — Engineer: Pete Romano
      • Donovan Studios, County Cork, Ireland — Engineer: Donovan Leitch
      • Morgan Studios, London, England — Engineer: Mike Bobak
      • Nevessa Production, Woodstock, NY — Engineer: Chris Andersen
      • Pauler Acoustics, Northeim, Germany — Engineer: Günther Pauler
      • Peter Miller Recording Studio, San Francisco, CA — Engineer: Peter Miller
      • RMS Studios, London, England — Engineer: Andy Levien
      • Soliman, Stockay/St.Georges, Belgium — Engineer: Michel Gilsoul
      • Studio Ollersbach, Austria — Engineer: Chris Scheidl
      • Studio Tube, Lausanne, Switzerland — Engineer: Marc Champod
      • Studio: Electric Avenue, Sydney, Australia — Engineer: Phil Punch
    • Additional recording:
    • Derek Studios, Dalton, MA — Engineer: Greg Steele
    • The Cowboy Arms Hotel and Recording Spa, Nashville, TN — Engineer: David Ferguson
      1. Recorded in Antwerp, November 30, 1997 - Sound Engineer: Alain Sironval
        • … from Patrick Ferryn's tribute film to Derroll Adams "I Was Born in Portland Town"
    • Mastering: Dr. Toby Mountain
    • Graphic & Layout Design: Harald Ergott
    • Photography: Beth Gwinn & Dave Peabody
    • Liner Notes: Arlo Guthrie & Hans Theessink

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Come On You Boys In Green
w/Patsy Watchorn, Paddy Reilly & The Dubliners
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  • Come On You Boys In Green
    • 2001 - Dolphin WCCD 2002 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. You'll Never Beat The Irish The Wolfe Tones
    2. Put Them Under Pressure — Ireland World Cup Squad '90
    3. The Fields Of Athenry Paddy Reilly
    4. Give It A Lash Jack — Liam Harrison & The Goal Celebrities
    5. The Men In Green Go Marching On — Billy Nagle
    6. McCarthy's Fusiliers Patsy Watchorn & Gerry 'Banjo' O Connor
    7. The Boys In Green (2002 Remix) Dublin City Ramblers
    8. The Boys Are Back In Town — Brush Shiels
    9. The Craic and the Porter Black (Football version) — Patsy Watchorn
    10. Molly Malone — The Dubliners
    11. The Super Boys In Green — The Diving Headers
    12. The Craic Was Ninety In The Isle Of Man — Paddy Reilly
    13. The Beautiful Game — Brush Shiels
    14. The Wild Rover — Patsy Watchorn
    15. Don't Give Up Till Its Over — The Dubliners
    16. The National Anthem — An Garda Siochána

  • Tracks Notes
    • The Dubliners and Paddy Reilly tracks are likely previously released.
    • Concerning the Patsy Watchorn tracks:
      • Track: 6, "McCarthy's Fusiliers", was also released as a single.
      • I don't know if the other 2 tracks (by Patsy) are previously released.

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The Ha'Penny Bridge - Act I
w/Ronnie Drew
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  • The Ha'Penny Bridge - Act I
    • 2005

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  • Track List:
    1. Ha'penny Bridge — Maire Breathnach
    2. No Jobs — Rathgar & Rathmines Chorus
    3. Dub, Dub, Dub — Ronnie Drew
    4. Hungry Time — Cathy Nugent
    5. It's Over — Margaret Brennan
    6. Piccadilly — Ian Pirie
    7. It Won't Take A Tick — Barbara Brennan
    8. Words — Ian Pirie
    9. Is It Real? — Magaret Brennan
    10. Ha'penny Bridge — Magaret Brennan

  • Notes
    • "Ireland's Greatest Ever Musical" — free with the Irish Independent 28th May 2005.

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