Anthologies   •   Whiskey In The Jar — The Best Of Irish Ballads from the Legends Of Irish Folk

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  • Whiskey In The Jar — The Best Of Irish Ballads from the Legends Of Irish Folk
    • 2021 - Dolphin DOLP140 LP (IRL)
  • Side One
    1. The Fields of Athenry (St. John) — Paddy Reilly
    2. The Rocky Road to Dublin (Trad. Arr. Clancy) — Liam Clancy with Luke Kelly
    3. Muirsheen Durkin (Trad. Arr. McEvoy) — Johnny McEvoy
    4. Whiskey In the Jar (Trad. Arr. Campbell) — Dublin City Ramblers
    5. From Clare to Here (McTell) — Jim McCann
    6. A Song for Ireland (Colclough) — Barleycorn
    7. The Wild Mountain Thyme (McPeake) — The Clancy Brothers with Tommy Makem
  • Side Two
    1. The Rare Old Times (St. John) — The Dublin City Ramblers
    2. New York Girls (Trad. Arr. Furey, Patrick, Cottle) — Finbar Furey
    3. Raglan Road (Words. Kavanagh, Arr. Hanrahan, Drew) — Ronnie Drew
    4. The Craic Was 90 In the Isle of Man (B. Rushe) — Patsy Watchorn
    5. Grace (O'Meara, O'Meara) — Barleycorn
    6. Come Out Ye Black and Tans (P. Kearney) — Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones
    7. The Parting Glass (Trad. Arr. Clancy) — Liam Clancy

  • Credits
    • This album is dedicated to the memory of Rosaleen Clifford, a legend herself and a caring and loving child of Mary — from the Rebel Liberties.
    • Concert photo — The Legends of Irish Folk in concert at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. 2005.
    • Photo courtesy of Brian Hand.
    • Front L to R: Paddy Reilly, Finbar Furey, Liam Clancy, Ronnie Drew, Jim McCann.
    • Back L to R: Maurice Lennon, Mike Hanrahan, Pat Fitzpatrick.
    • Compiled by Paul O’Reilly.
    • Mastered by Al Cowan, Sonic Studios, Stoneybatter, Dublin.
    • Design: Shay Kennedy
    • Special thanks to Ger O’Reilly, Louise Costello, Shay Clifford & Michael O’Reilly.

Sleeve Notes

When The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem made their legendary appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in New York in March 1961, a young Bob Dylan had just arrived in the city. He must have sat up and listened. While on the other side of the Atlantic, The Dubliners certainly did.

Together, these two groups took up the mantle and an Irish folk revival was born. Their influences spanned seas, oceans and generations and from their cloth legendary musical paths were woven and crossed.

Liam Clancy, Paddy Reilly, Johnny McEvoy, Patsy Watchorn, Finbar Furey and many others, have created an enduring appreciation and love of Irish folk music which is firmly entwined in our musical heritage today.

Like a good whiskey, this collection is a blend of perfect ingredients. To hear them together is a rare and unmissable treat.