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Sullivan's Gypsies   •   The Leprechaun (UK)

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  • The Leprechaun
    • 1970 - Emerald GEM 1032 LP (UK)
  • Side One
    1. The Leprechaun (D. McLennan)
    2. Whiskey In The Jar
    3. Badin Fheilimidh
    4. Murthin Durchin
    5. Danny Boy (Trad. Arr. Weatherly)
    6. The Keeper
  • Side Two
    1. The Leprechaun (D. McLennan)
    2. A Tinker's Poteen
    3. The Leprechaun (D. McLennan)
    4. The Nightingale
    5. As I Roved Out (McLennan)
    6. The Parting Glass

  • Sullivan's Gypsies
    • Dermot O'Reilly: Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Bass
    • Fergus O'Byrne: Banjo, Harpsichord, Organ
    • Don Sullivan: Bass, Vocals
    • Gary Kavanagh: Vocals
      • Music credits are from the Canadian release …
  • Credits
    • © 1970, Emerald Records Limited.
    • Album produced by Art Snider at Sound Canada Recording Centre
    • Engineer: Martin Hurst
    • All tracks: Trad. Arr. Morrison, unless otherwise noted.
  • Notes
    • This is the UK release of the same-titled 1969 Canadian LP.
    • The UK album includes one extra track, "The Keeper", a different cover & sleeve notes, as well as, a few other variations.

Sleeve Notes

Success comes sometimes easier to exiles than to those who stay at home. This the story of Sullivan's Gypsies. These four Irish boys emigrated to Canada in the last five years, and before arriving in Canada did not know each other. They met through attending Folk Clubs and suddenly realised that when they played together, the sound they produced was very commercial. In 1967 they formed Sullivan's Gypsies and in Toronto or in fact in any Irish Club in Canada, the name of Sullivan's Gypsies is sure to draw a full house. Some people have compared them with the other successful immigrant group The Irish Rovers, but there is no doubt when listening to this L.P. that they have a style entirely of their own. They play all the instruments on this L.P. and get a feeling of warmth and excitement doing so. From the start of side 1 with their charming little song "The Leprechaun", with its fairylike story to the rousing number "Whiskey in the Jar", they project this wonderful feeling of enjoyment.

This their first album and we are sure that the enjoyment they have had in making this will undoubtedly be projected over to you.