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Patsy Watchorn & Spot the Paddy   •   The Pub With No Beer

  • The Pub With No Beer
    • 1995 - Dolphin DOCDK 108 Cassette (IRL)
  • Tracklist
    1. The Pub With No Beer
    2. Carrickfergus
    3. Liverpool Lou
    4. Sonny's Dream
    5. Up The Dubs
    6. Roll Back The Clouds
    7. Reels
    8. Dirty Old Town (Ewan MacColl)
    9. Mn Na Heireann
    10. The Gold & Silver Days (Coulter)
    11. Back Home In Ireland
    12. Scorn Not His Simplicity (Phil Coulter)
    13. The Shamrock And The Rose
    14. Pub Song Medley
    15. The Rare Auld Times (Pete St. John)

  • Musicians
    • Patsy Watchorn: Vocals & Banjo
    • Noel Healy: Vocals & Accordion
    • Mickey Furey: Vocals & Guitar

Sleeve Notes

Try a taste of some great Irish music, song and dance featuring the sensational folk group Spot The Paddy. This album has a mixture of everything including a selection of the best known Irish ballads such as the heartfelt Scorn Not His Simplicity, Dirty Old Town and the haunting melody Carrickfergus. To spice things up a bit we've thrown in a few foottapping reels for good measure. There's even a medley of the best Irish pub songs at the end if you feel like singing along. So come, raise a glass and enjoy the best of Irish craic and music with Spot The Paddy.

PATSY WATCHORN — It was Patsy's distinguished voice which made Dublin In The Rare Old Times', 'The Ferryman' and 'Flight Of Earls' major hits and gained him seven gold albums to date, not forgetting 'The Punch And Judy Man', which is the most requested song at any show. He has performed at all major Irish-American festivals, Milwaukee, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale and Cleveland, to name but a few. He has also played the famous Massey Hall in Toronto and in Paris alongside Ray Charles. As a special request he sang the 'Isle Of Innisfree' for Maureen O'Hara at an honorary function in the USA.

Patsy has become a regular guest at all functions in honour of Jack Charlton and the Irish Soccer Squad and had the privilege of presenting a gold disc to Jack of his favourite song 'Dublin In The Rare Old Times'. Patsy has worked over 25 years in the music business and plays five-string banjo, bodhran and dobro.

NOEL HEALY — Noel has 25 years experience as a professional musician, musical director and record producer/arranger. He has performed all over America, Australia, Japan and England. He has worked with many of the world's leading artists, The Bachelors and Roy Orbison to name but a few and has also written many music themes for RTE productions. As a record producer he has produced several albums for top Irish artists. He worked for seven and a half years as musical director in Jury's Cabaret. A very talented man and a wizard on midi accordion, piano and keyboards, Noel also has several albums and videos to his credit.

MICKEY FUREY — As a solo artist, Mickey has over twenty years experience in the music business touring France, Germany, England and all over Ireland. He had a major hit with Sonny's Dream, which went to number one on eight radio stations around Ireland and earned him a gold disc. Mickey has several albums to his credit and a fourteen track video 'Mickey Furey Live In Concert'. A man of great wit, Mickey's the comedian in the group, sings and plays guitar.