Paddy Reilly   •   The Old Refrain

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  • The Old Refrain
    • 1984 - Dolphin DOLX 9003 LP (IRL)
  • Side One
    1. The Old Refrain (Brandle, Mattwiath)
    2. Beautiful Dreamer (Trad. Arr. Campbell, Reilly)
    3. Champion at Keeping Them Rolling (E. MacColl)
    4. The Galway Races (Trad. Arr. Reilly)
    5. This Town Is Not Their Own (Shay Healy)
    6. Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore (Trad.)
  • Side Two
    1. Farewell to Dublin (B. Warfield)
    2. Only Our Rivers Run Free (M. McConnell)
    3. Derrol In the Rain (F. Furey)
    4. The Old Man Song (Ian Campbell)
    5. Bunclody (Trad.)
    6. The Lark in the Morning (Trad. Arr. Reilly)

Sleeve Notes

Paddy Reilly Has, over the years, played a vital and important role as a performer and entertainer in the field of traditional Irish music.

His mature voice and inimitable style have endeared him to millions at home and abroad. In recent times he has become a dominant force in his chosen musical genre.

The phenomenal and unparalleled sales of his Dolphin single and LP, both entitled "The Fields Of Athenry", reflect not only his qualities as a consummate artiste, but also the magnitude of his achievement.

When an artist has produced a record of such outstanding merit as "The Fields Of Athenry" it is often a daunting task to find a selection of songs to sustain that high standard.

Happily, Paddy has produced a set of excellent songs on this, his latest Dolphin record. The release of "The Old Refrain" assures the continued success of Paddy Reilly as a veritable giant on the Irish folk scene.