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Robbie O'Connell: Discography
Anthologies — Unique Tracks


Sing Out For America
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  • Sing Out For America
    • 1988 - Folk Era FOL2063D CD

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  • Track List:
    1. I'm the Man — The Shaw Brothers
    2. Gundalow Song, The — The Shaw Brothers
    3. Ah Woe, Ah Me — The Shaw Brothers
    4. Day the Tall Ships Came, The — The Shaw Brothers
    5. Early Riser — Robbie O'Connell
    6. Kilkelly — Robbie O'Connell
    7. You're Not Irish — Robbie O'Connell
    8. Place in the Choir — The White Mountain Singers
    9. Pamela Brown — The White Mountain Singers
    10. Memories — The White Mountain Singers
    11. Drunken Sailor — The White Mountain Singers
    12. Seven Daffodils — The Shaw Brothers
    13. Booted in Boston — The White Mountain Singers
    14. Valporiso — Northeast Winds

  • Musicians
    • The Shaw Brothers
    • Robbie O'Connell
    • The White Mountain Singers
    • Northeast Winds
  • Credits
    • Produced By Steve Fiott
    • Executive Producers: Allan Shaw, Steve Fiott for Folk Era Productions Inc.
    • Recorded live at Theatre By The Sea, Portsmouth, N.H. in June, 1988 on the Sony PCM 2500
    • Professional D.A.T. Recorder.
    • Recording Engineer: Toby Mountain, Northeastern Digital Recording
    • Editing: Steve Fiott, Toby Mountain
    • Graphic Design: Ron's Art Unlimited, Nashua, N.H.
    • Photography: Frank Shelly, Terry Behling
    • Special Thanks: NANCY BECK for her help and support; TERRY for his driving; FRANK for his taking the time; CHARLIE TURNER for the excellent sound; TONY for the lights; TOM BARTLETT for the great video work; and the New England folk fans for their support and enthusiasm.
    • © 1988 FOLK ERA PRODUCTIONS INC.

Sleeve Notes

Portsmouth, New Hampshire has always been one of New England's cultural centers, but the evenings of June 23rd and 24th, 1988 were destined to become very special! At the THEATRE BY THE SEA, located just across the river from Maine on the beautiful Atlantic seacoast, four of FOLK ERA'S top acts gathered to film a pilot for a proposed television series with the working title, SING OUT AMERICA! NORTHEAST WINDS, ROBBIE O'CONNELL, THE SHAW BROTHERS and THE WHITE MOUNTAIN SINGERS would all be performing together as a unit for the first time as THE FOLK ERA CONCERT SERIES. The concerts were also being recorded direct to digital on a professional D.A.T. recorder, and the result is the compact disc you now have in your hands.

This is a very special album, for it demonstrates the versatility and enthusiasm that a FOLK ERA CONCERT provides. There are the beautiful ballads like Robbie's KILKELLY, the Shaw Brothers' THE GUNDALOWSONG, and SEVEN DAFFODILS, and the White Mountain Singers' MEMORIES, and funny songs like the Shaws' AH WOE, AH ME, and the White Mountain Singers' PAMELA BROWN. But the show stoppers are the songs where the crowd really got involved. The Shaws' I'M THE MAN and Northeast Winds' VALPORISO. Robbie's YOU'RE NOT IRISH and the White Mountain Singers' DRUNKEN SAILOR, PLACE IN THE CHOIR and BOOTED IN BOSTON will have you singing and clapping along, just as the crowds were on those special evenings. Fortunately, you're in a position to repeat these great performances time and time again. front row center!

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The Rights of Man: Concert for Joe Doherty
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  • The Rights of Man: Concert for Joe Doherty
    • 1990 - Green Linnet SIF-1111 LP

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  • Track List:
    1. Reels: Sligo Jack - Jimmy Keane & Redican's - The Green Fields Of America
    2. The Winning Side - Mick Moloney, Robbie O'Connell and Jimmy Keane
    3. Reels: The Atlantic Wave/The Humours of Ballyconnell/Gravel Walks - Seamus Connolly, James Keane, Jerry O'Sullivan, Mark Simos and Myron Bretholz
    4. The Rights of Man - Jigsaw
    5. Women Of Ireland - Rosalyn Briley and Barbara Nolan
    6. Jig and Reels: Andy Jarlis'/Baghwan We Hardley Knew Ye/The Thunder Reel - Celtic Thunder
    7. Poem: The Huger Striker's Mother - Father Michael Doyle
    8. Song: O'Hara, Hughes, McCreesh, and Sands - Mick Moloney and James Keane
    9. The Three Sisters Reels - Tom and Maureen Doherty with Mick Moloney
    10. Jig: Take the Bull by the Horns - Tom and Maureen Doherty with Mick Moloney
    11. Slow Air: Blackbirds and Thrushes - Matty Connolly
    12. Reels: The Congress/Bird in the Bush - New York All Star Ceili Band (Joe Madden, Paddy Reynolds, Matty Connolly, Mike Rafferty, Mary Rafferty, and Felix Dolan
    13. Song: An Droighnean Donn - Trease Ui Chearbhuill
    14. Reel: Andy McGann's/Humours of Scariff - Brian Conway, Tony DeMarco, Felix Dolan, and Martin Mulhaire
    15. Jigs: Gan Ainm/Scatter The Mud/The Nova Scotia Jog - Billy McComiskey, Jack Coen, Jerry O'Sullivan, and Myron Bretholz
    16. From A Distance (Julie Gold) - Cherish the Ladies
    17. Tunes: O'Carolan's Receipt/Spellan's Hornpipe/Tom Steele/The Congress Reel/Dick Gossop's Fancy/Vincent Broderick's - Donna Long, John Whelan, Brendan Mulvihill, and Seamus Egan

  • Musicians
    • Accordion: Billy McComiskey, James Keane, Joe Madden, John Whelan, Martin Mulhaire, Mary Rafferty, Maureen Doherty, Terry Winch
    • Banjo: Mick Moloney, Seamus Egan, Terry Winch
    • Bodhrán: Gabriel Donohue, Jesse Winch, Myron Bretholz
    • Bouzouki: Jesse Winch, Pat Kilbride, Jesse Winch, Pat Kilbride
    • Concertina: Billy McComiskey
    • Drums: Jesse Winch, Myron Bretholz
    • Fiddle: Brendan Mulvihill, Brian Conway, Eileen Ivers, Mark Simos, Paddy Reynolds, Seamus Connolly, Siobhan Egan, Tony DeMarco
    • Flute: Gabriel Donohue, Jack Coen, Joanie Madden, Linda Hickman, Mary Rafferty, Maureen Doherty, Mike Rafferty, Seamus Egan
    • Guitar: Dominick Murray, Gabriel Donohue, Mark Simos, Mary Coogan, Pat Kilbride, Robbie O'Connell
    • Harp: Barbara Nolan, Rosalyn Briley
    • Mandolin: Gabriel Donohue, Mick Moloney
    • Melodion: Tom Doherty
    • Piano: Donna Long, Felix Dolan, Gabriel Donohue
    • Step Dancers: Donny Golden, Eileen Golden, Jean Butler, Linnane Wick, Mairead Powell, Regan Wick
    • Tin Whistle: Joanie Madden, Mary Rafferty, Maureen Doherty
    • Uillean Pipes: Jerry O'Sullivan, Matty Connolly, Jerry O'Sullivan, Matty Connolly
    • Vocals: Bridget Fitzgerald, Cathy Ryan Henry, Dominick Murray, Gabriel Donohue, Laura Murphy, Linda Hickman, Mairead Powell, Mick Moloney, Pat Kilbride, Robbie O'Connell, Treasa Chearbhuill
    • Father Michael Doyle: Speaker
  • Credits
    • Producer: Mick Moloney
    • EngineerP: ete Reiniger
    • Recorder, Arranger: Dónal Lunny
    • Design: Greenberg Kingsley

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A Christmas Celtic Sojourn Live
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  • A Christmas Celtic Sojourn Live
    • 2007 - Rounder 617066 CD
    • 2007 - Rounder 617067 DVD

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  • Track List:
    1. Amhran Oiche Mhaith — Navan Song of Night
    2. Silent Night — Navan
    3. Mary's Boy Child — Fionnuala O'Donovan
    4. Three Kings — Robbie O'Connell
    5. This Time Will Pass — Karan Casey
    6. Angels We Have Heard on High — Karan Casey
    7. Shalom Aleichem — Tony McManus
    8. Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake Robbie O'Connell
    9. An Bhuatais/The Bucks of Oranmore — Michelle Mulcahy
    10. Oh Holy Night — Navan
    11. In the Bleak Midwinter — Fionnuala O'Donovan
    12. The First Noel — Navan
    13. Christmas in the Trenches — Robbie O'Connell
    14. Gradh Liom — Navan Love to Me

  • Credits
    • Producer: Antonio Oliart Ros
    • Executive Producer & ner Notes: Brian O'Donovan
    • Mastering: Marcello Azevedo
    • Live Sound Engineer: Nick Joyce
    • Live Sound Engineer: Briand Parenteau

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Absolutely Irish
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  • Track List:
    1. House In the Glen/the Bohola Jig/Josie McDermott's/The Free and Easy — Athena Tergis, Billy McComiskey, Darrah Carr, Jerry O'Sullivan, John Doyle, Mick Moloney, Tim Collins, Niall O'Leary
    2. King's Shilling, The — John Doyle, Karan Casey, Seamus
    3. Before the Storm/the Black Rogue/the Lass of Ballintra/the (Other) High Reel — Joanie Madden, John Doyle, Liz Carroll
    4. McNally's Row Of Flats — Athena Tergis, Billy McComiskey, John Doyle, Mick Moloney, Tim Collins, Robbie O'Connell
    5. Green Hills of Tyrol/the Fermoy Lassies/the The Pinch of Snuff — John Doyle, Eileen Ivers, Seamus Egan
    6. Jim O'Keefe's/the Clog/the Star Above the Garter/the Hare In the Corn — Athena Tergis, Jerry O'Sullivan, Joanie Madden, John Doyle, Liz Carroll, Tim Collins, Eileen Ivers, Brendan Dolan
    7. June Apple — Mac Benford, Rhys Jones
    8. The Flower Of Kilkenny — Jerry O'Sullivan, Joanie Madden, John Doyle, Liz Carroll, Mick Moloney, Tim Collins, Eileen Ivers, Robbie O'Connell, Brendan Dolan
    9. Planxty Miss Maxwell — Athena Tergis, Jerry O'Sullivan, Joanie Madden, John Doyle, Liz Carroll, Tim Collins, Eileen Ivers, Brendan Dolan
    10. Lark In the Morning/Cannabhan Ban/Humours of Ballyloughlin — Billy McComiskey, Jerry O'Sullivan, Joanie Madden, John Doyle, Liz Carroll, Tim Collins, Eileen Ivers, Seamus Egan
    11. Fair London Town — Athena Tergis, John Doyle, Rhys Jones, Susan McKeown, Tim Collins, Seamus Egan
    12. Kitty O'Neill's Champion Jig — Athena Tergis, Niall O'Leary
    13. The Trip To Parliament/the Torn Jacket — Billy McComiskey, Mike Rafferty, Brendan Dolan
    14. Fiddle Extravaganza: Never Was Piping So Gay/the Chandelier/Paddy Fahey's #25/Paddy Fahey's — Athena Tergis, John Doyle, Liz Carroll, EIleen
    15. The Leaving Of Liverpool — Whole Group

  • Musicians
    • Mac Benford: Vocals, 5-string Banjo
    • Liz Carroll: Fiddle
    • Darrah Carr: Step Dancing
    • Karan Casey: Vocals
    • Tim Collins: Concertina
    • Brendan Dolan: Piano
    • John Doyle: Bouzouki, Guitar, Vocals
    • Seamus Egan: Banjo, Flute
    • Eileen Ivers: Fiddle
    • Rhys Jones: Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
    • Joanie Madden: Flute, Tin Whistle
    • Billy McComiskey: Button Accordion
    • Susan McKeown: Vocals
    • Jo McNamara: Step Dancing
    • Mick Moloney: Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Tenor Banjo
    • Robbie O'Connell: Guitar, Vocals
    • Niall O'Leary: Step Dancing
    • Jerry O'Sullivan: uillean pipes, Low Whistle
    • Mike Rafferty: Flute
    • Athena Tergis: Fiddle
  • Credits
    • Producer: Mick Moloney
    • Engineer: Glenn Barratt
    • Mastering: Randy LeRoy

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The Burren Backroom Series, Vol. 1 (Live)
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  • The Burren Backroom Series, Vol. 1 (Live)
    • 2014 - Backroom Productions 700261417301 CD

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  • Track List:
    • The Creggan White Hare — Dervish
    • The Monaghan Jig/The Templehouse — Dermot Byrne, Florianne Blancke & Brid Harper
    • Green Fields of Woodford/The Nightingale/The Castle — Teetotalers
    • The Man from Connemara — Sean Keane
    • The Yellow Tinker/The Yellow Pantsuit — Liz Carroll [feat. Jake Charron]
    • Polkas Medley: John Collins' Fancy/Eileen's Polka/Ned Kelly's Polka — Sliabh Notes
    • Farewell to Kellswater — Andy Irvine
    • The Trip Over the Mountains — Jacqueline McCarthy & Tommy Keane
    • Mrs. MacDougall/The Swallow's Tail/The Scholar/Lord McConnell of Lough Erne/Lochend — Battlefield Band
    • Cill Mhuire — Teada & Seamus Begley
    • The Abbey Reel/Touch Me If You Dare — Sharon Shannon, Jim Murray, Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costello
    • Aires De Pontevedra — Carlos Nunez
    • Farewell Until Tomorrow — Robbie O'Connell
    • The Minor Bee Set Minor Slip/Ronde De Loudeac/The Red Bee — Lunasa

Album Notes

These songs & tunes were recorded between October of 2011 & August of 2014. They represent the diversity of the traditional music performed at the iconic Boston area pub known as The Burren, in the heart of Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts.

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