ABOUT THE BALLADEERS…
The Irish Balladeers popular singing group from Scranton, Pa. follow-up their two previous hit albums for AVOCA with a selection of Irish Rebel Songs derived in the main from the various eras of some six centuries of Ireland's struggle for a free and united Ireland.
Singing and accompanying themselves they bring to this album new wonderful adaptations of famous and popular Irish Rebel Songs, plus a new original composition of their own The Voices of Ireland, and The Orange, White and Green, written by the writer; as well as a new stirring musical setting of The Bold Black and Tan, a fierce and bitter indictment of England and her infamous Black and Tans.
The Irish Balladeers comprise the three Rogers brothers, Chuck, Bob and John and brother-in-law Ted Andrews. And joining her brothers in a beautiful rendition of The Dying Rebel, their sister and Ted's wife, the lovely Mary Jane Andrews.
With Chuck on harmonica, Bob on guitar and John on tambourine, the group has been augmented for this recording by DON WHITAKER, a very talented Scranton musician, on bass and guitar. Rounding out the musical accompaniment is the Irish accordionist SHEAMUS HENEGHAN.
All together this group has recorded one of the finest albums of Irish patriotic songs and we know you'll agree when you listen to this superb recording.
Notes by Anna M. Cashin