Barley Bree   •   Discography

Barley Bree was formed in Ireland in 1973 with Nicky Bryson, P.V. O'Donnell, Seamus O'Hagan and Jimmy Sweeney. In 1977, the group relocated to Canada. Nicky Bryson chose not to go, and Jimmy's younger brother, Tom, joined the band. Jimmy and Tom Sweeney are nephew's of Tommy Makem.

After two years in Canada, Seamus missed living in Ireland and moved back (leaving the band). The trio of P.V. O'Donnell, Jimmy and Tom Sweeney released six more albums and remained together until 1995, when Tom Sweeney decided to pursue a solo career.