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Sons of Erin   •   Sons of Erin

  • Sons Of Erin
    • 1970 - Dominion LPS 93055 LP (CAN)
  • Side One
    1. The Secret of the Leprechaun (Edwards, Ryan)
    2. Come Away Bonnie Lad (MacRae)
    3. Digs In Birmingham (Trad., Adapted by Sons of Erin)
    4. Butcher Boy (Trad., Adapted by Sons of Erin)
    5. Medley:
      1. The Spinnaker (Lynn)
      2. Bonnie Kate (Trad. Arr. Ryan)
    6. Farewell To Nova Scotia (Creighton)
  • Side Two
    1. McAlpine's Fusiliers (Behan)
    2. Campelton Loch (Steart, McMillan)
    3. Irish Stew (Sons of Erin)
    4. Sullivan's John (Dunne)
    5. Connemara Cradle Song (Murphy)
    6. A Nation Once Again (Trad., Adapted by Sons of Erin)

  • Sons of Erin
    • Denis Ryan: Vocals, Tin Whistle & Fiddle
    • Ralph O'Brien: Vocals & Guitar
    • John Cameron: Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, & Harmonica
    • Johnnie Lynn: Banjo, Mandolin, & Tin Whistle
  • Musicians
    • Bass: Ron McDonald
  • Credits
    • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Toronto
    • Producer: Jury Krytiuk
    • Recording Engineer: George Semkiw
    • Photos: Modern Image Photos, Toronto
  • Notes
    • Information on this release comes from outside sources.

Sleeve Notes

Denny, who has performed in virtually every corner of Ireland, hails from Newport, Co. Tipperary. He has won many awards for his fiddle and tin whistle playing. In is his time Denny compose songs. It was Denny who composed the Sons of Erin hit "The Secret of the Leprechaun".

Hailing from Dublin, Ralph is the leader of the "Sons". He is dedicated to his music and sings in a strong, yet soothing voice. It seems, that Ralph was not content with kissing the Blarney Stone but made it his breakfast. He plays rhythm guitar.

A Scotsman who loves Scottish, Irish, and country music equally well. John is well known in folk circles around Toronto and can often be found in jam sessions with such folk music greats as Ian Tyson end Alan MacRae. He is a little man with a big voice and plays guitar, mandolin, and harmonica.

Jonnie was born, bred, and buttered in Kilkenny. After completion of his education, he did a considerable amount of drifting and he eventually ended up living in Cork for several years. Jonnie, who is the composer of "The Spinnaker" plays banjo, mandolin, and tin whistle. He is an enthusiast of traditional Irish music.