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Malachy Doris   •   Dancing Thro' Ireland's Hit Parade

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  • Dancing Thro' Ireland's Hit Parade
    • 1977 - Homespun HRL 130 LP
  • Side One
    1. Bold O'Donohue, Holy Ground, I'll Tell My Ma (Arr. F. Gilligan)
    2. Englands Motorway (McColl), Old Ardboe (Arr. F. Gilligan) , Blanket On The Ground (Bouling)
    3. Gentle Mother, Old Rustic Bridge, Bunch Of Violets Blue (Arr. F Gilligan)
    4. Among The Wicklow Hills (J.McCauley), My Kathleen (Keenen), Slaney Valley (Keogh)
    5. 21 Years, Co. Leitrim Queen, Love Is Teasing (Arr. F. Gilligan)
    6. Hometown On The Foyle, Any Tipperary Town, Pretty Little Girl From Omagh (J. McCauley)
  • Side Two
    1. Seven Drunken Nights, Peggy Gordon, Black Velvet Band (Arr. F. Gilligan)
    2. Nora, Where My Eileen Is Waiting For Me, Mursheen Durkin (Arr. F. Gilligan)
    3. Faughan Side, Finvola - The Gem Of The Roe (Arr. F. Gilligan), The Town I Loved So Well (Coulter)
    4. Cliffs Of Dooneen, Bonnie Irish Boy, Shamrock From Glenore (Arr. F. Gilligan)
    5. Boys Of The Co. Mayo, Wild Colonial Boy, Co. Cavan (Arr. F Gilligan)
    6. O'Brien Has No Place To Go. (Arr. F. Gilligan), Where The Three Counties Meet, Abbeyshrule (Farrell)

  • Musicians
    • Malachy Doris: Accordion
    • Brendan Clancy: Piano
    • Francie Gallagher: Drums
    • Sean Gallagher: Bass
  • Credits
    • Produced by Bill McBurney
    • Recorded at Outlet Studios, Belfast
    • Studio Engineer: Cel Fay

Sleeve Notes

Following the successful release of "Waltzing Through Ireland Volume II" (HRL 130) by Tyrone's Malachy Doris both he and Homespun Records have been inundated with requests for another album from this fine accordionist.

For his previous album Malachy took 36 favourite Irish melodies and grouped them in sets of three putting all into waltz tempo.

For this one he has turned to the top names in Irish entertainment for inspiration. Each singer has a song for which he is famous. ("I Love You Because" is Jim Reeves' — "Hound Dog" will always belong to Elvis.) The Irish entertainers have, over the years, associated themselves with particular songs. Think of the chart-topping Seven Drunken Nights and you must think of the Dubliners. The Wild Colonial Boy was brought into the charts and will always belong to Connie Foley. And so when Malachy's list of Ireland top artistes was completed it is not surprising that we had 36 great tunes — each one a hit in its own right. Add Malachy's own brand of accordion playing and the ingredients are all there for a first class record. And it is.

The musicians accompanying Malachy are as on Waltzing Through Ireland — Brendan Clancy (from Moy) Co. Tyrone is himself no stranger to the recording world having played and recorded with the Irish Ramblers.

Francie Gallagher (from Stewartstown) Co. Tyrone has been playing behind Malachy since he formed his first band and has played on all Malachy's previous recordings.

Sean Gallagher (also from Stewartstown) was bassist with several big bands, notably Roly Daniels and Jim Farley, before coming back to join Malachy.