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The Jolly Beggarmen   •   The Very Best Of Irish Rebel Songs — Volume One (1979)

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  • The Very Best Of Irish Rebel Songs — Volume One
    • 1979 - Circa Records CIRCA 006 LP (IRL)
  • Side One
    1. On The One Road (O'Donovan)
    2. Irish Soldier Boy (Trad.)
    3. Shall My Soul Pass Through Old Ireland
    4. Wrap The Green Flag Around Me (Trad.)
    5. Dying Rebel (Trad.)
    6. Boys Of the Old Brigade (McGuigan)
    7. Lonely Woods of Upton (Trad.)
    8. God Save Ireland (Trad.)
  • Side Two
    1. Johnsons Motor Car (Trad.)
    2. Broad Black Brimmer
    3. James Connolly (Trad.)
    4. Four Green Fields (Makem)
    5. Foggy Dew (Trad.)
    6. Sea Around Us (Behan)
    7. Rifles Of the IRA (Behan)

  • Credits
    • Produced by David John O'Loghlen
    • Recorded at Trend Studios, Dublin
    • Engineer: Paul Waldron
    • Cover Picture: Courtesy of National Museum
    • Cover Design: David John O'Loghlen
    • The Jolly Beggarmen Appear by Courtesy of ID Records
    • Lay Out: A—Z. Cork

Sleeve Notes

The Best of Irish Rebel Songs (Vol I & II) is the most comprehensive and representative collection of such songs ever recorded. Here in stirring words and proud music, recalls the heroic struggle for Irish Freedom. The songs are performed with great sincerity, soul and spirit by the Jolly Beggarmen, one of the foremost in the great tradition of Irish Ballad Groups.

Picture Notes: The cover picture is used with thanks to the National Museum and show) the inside of the G.P.O. during the Easter Rising of 1916. The men and women shown are from left to right, Desmond Ryan (kneeling) Padraig Pearse (standing) Thomas Clarke (glasses) William Pearse (arms folded), James Connolly (on stretcher) William Joseph Carney (with Cup) Sean McDiarmada (soft hat) and Joseph Mary Plunkett (entering).