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Diarmuid O'Leary and the Bards   •   Classic Irish Ballads [CD]

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  • Classic Irish Ballads
    • 1994 - TARACD 3018 CD (IRL)
  • Tracklist
    1. Isle of Innisfree (D. Farrelly)
    2. Come Back Paddy Reilly (Trad.)
    3. Spancilhill (Trad.)
    4. Green Fields of France (Bogle)
    5. Follow Me Up To Carlow (Trad.)
    6. The Fields of Athenry (St. John)
    7. The Ferryman (St. John)
    8. The Curragh Of Kildare (Trad.)
    9. Dublin In The Rare Auld Times (St. John)
    10. Down By The Sally Gardens (Trad.)
    11. Nancy Spain (B. Rush)
    12. The Band Played Waltzing Matilda (Bogle)
    13. Cliffs Of Dooneen (Trad.)
    14. Whiskey In The Jar (Trad.)
    15. Bunch Of Thyme (Trad.)

  • The Bards
    • Diarmuid O'Leary: Lead Vocals & Guitar
    • Christy Sheridan: Mandolin & Banjo
    • Fran Curry: Keyboards, Accordion & Classic Guitar
    • Smithy: Electric & Double Bass
  • Musicians
    • Des Moore: Guitars
    • Davy Spillane: Pipes & flute
  • Credits
    • Produced & Arranged by D. O' Leary & the Bards.
    • Recorded & Mixed at Lansdowne & Westland Studios, Dublin.
    • Recording Engineers:
      • Andrew Boland (Tracks: 3-8, 10-14)
      • Tim Martin (Tracks: 2, 9, 10, 15)
      • Peter Eades (Track: 1)
    • Assistant Engineers: Brona Walshe & Conan Doyle
  • Other releases include …
    • Classic Irish Ballads (1986) [LP]
      • Tracks: 1, 2, 9 & 15 are not included on the original 1986 vinyl release.

Sleeve Notes

Diarmuid O'Leary and the Bards with several hit records to their credit, are firmly established among the top entertainers in Ireland today. This is a collection of their personal favourite Classic Irish Ballads which are known and loved not only in Ireland but in many parts of the world.