Visions of Ireland

  • Visions of Ireland
    • 1983 - WEA Music Video/RTÉ NOIV NOIX 008 VHS (IRL)
  • Songs & Tunes:
    1. Fairmoye Lasses and Sporting Paddy — Instrumental
    2. McAlpine's Fusiliers — vocals - Ronnie Drew
    3. Banks of the Roses — vocals - Seán Cannon
    4. Come Back Paddy Reilly — vocals - Paddy Reilly
    5. Four Green Fields — vocals - Jim McCann
    6. The Town I loved so well — vocals - Ronnie Drew
    7. Selection of Reels — Instrumental
    8. The Crack was 90 — vocals - Paddy Reilly
    9. Carrickfergus — vocals - Jim McCann
    10. The Midnight Oil — Instrumental featuring - John Sheahan
    11. Marino Waltz — Instrumental featuring - John Sheahan
    12. Molly Malone — vocals - Jim McCann
    13. Lovely Rose of Clare — vocals - Paddy Reilly
    14. Finnegan's Wake — vocals - Ronnie Drew
    15. Rose of Allendale — vocals - Seán Cannon
    16. Selection of Reels — Instrumental
    17. I Loved the Ground — vocals - Jim McCann
    18. Fields of Athenry — vocals - Paddy Reilly
    19. Dicey Reilly — vocals - Ronnie Drew

  • The Dubliners
    • Ronnie Drew: Guitar, Vocals
    • Barney McKenna: Banjo, Mandolin, Background Vocals
    • John Sheahan: Fiddle, Whistle, Mandolin, Background Vocals
    • Seán Cannon: Guitar, Vocals
  • Musicians/Guests
    • Jim McCann: Guitar, Vocals
    • Eamonn Campbell: Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Background Vocals
    • Paddy Reilly: Guitar, Vocals
  • Credits
    • Produced By Ian McGarry For RTÉ
    • In Association with Brian Molloy
    • Original Concept: Clive Hudson
    • Series Co-Ordination: Jimmy Hayden
    • Design: Live Communications

Sleeve Notes

Visions of IRELAND Series — A new music video experience …

"Visions of Ireland" is the first series to introduce the cream of Irish musicians to the relatively new meduim of video. The Dubliners — Musical Ambassadors From Ireland.

From the early sixties right through to the eighties the Dubliners have taken Irish music to the four corners of the earth.

During their long career recordings by this ever-popular group appeared in the charts in numerous countries around the world.

At home in Dublin the individual members of the band have become national celebrities. On a stroll around Dublin it would not be unusual to hear calls of 'Howya, Ronnie' as Ronnie Drew is spotted on the streets of the town that gave them their name.

When the multi-talented Luke Kelly died, recently there was a call to name one of the bridges over the Liffey after him, such was the affectionate way in which the Irish people took the group to their , hearts.

Before the Dubliners, much of Irish folk music had an ultra-serious maudlin image, but the impact of the group was such that Irish ballad-singing was taken up again by the "people" and infused with a celebratory and joyous enthusiasm to the extent that no self-respecting Dublin public-house was without its ballad room for nightly entertainment.

The Dubliners thus opened the doors for a succession of other talented groups many of whom went on to great success but few of whom have lasted the pace. Despite some line-up changes down through the years, the Dubliners have still managed to maintain that unique sound that won hearts all over the world.