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Essential Irish Ballads

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Catalogue Number: ESI2CD201

Year of Release: 2017

Tracklist

Disc 1

  1. Molly Malone - The Dublin City Ramblers
  2. Muirsheen Durkin - Johnny McEvoy featuring Sharon Shannon
  3. Red Is The Rose - Liam Clancy
  4. The Banks of The Ohio - Patsy Watchorn (The Dubliners)
  5. The Holy Ground - Sinead Sheppard & Friends
  6. The Boston Burglar - Johnny McEvoy
  7. Raglan Road - Fair Isle Folk
  8. Slievenamon - The Dublin City Ramblers
  9. The Fields of Athenry - Paddy Reilly
  10. Black Gold - The Jollybeggarmen
  11. Avondale - Anne Byrne
  12. The Old Triangle - Patsy Watchorn (The Dubliners)
  13. On The One Road - Derek Warfield

 

Disc 2

  1. Dirty Old Town - The Dublin City Ramblers
  2. The Town I Loved So Well - Paddy Reilly
  3. The Star of The County Down - Fair Isle Folk
  4. The Galway Races - Paddy Reilly
  5. Grace - Barleycorn
  6. The Ferryman - The Dublin City Ramblers
  7. Nora - Johnny McEvoy
  8. Liverpool Lou - Patsy Watchorn (The Dubliners)
  9. From Clare To Here - Jim McCann
  10. On The Banks of The Roses - The Jollybeggarmen
  11. Leaving Nancy - Hyland Paddy
  12. The Zoological Gardens - The Black Family
  13. Song For Ireland - Barleycorn

The Irish are a nation of storytellers and this collection features many popular ballads from some of our most famous writers and poets including Brendan BehanSean O’CaseyPete St. John and Patrick Kavanagh. Many of the more traditional ballads have been passed down for generations and sit well along side the contemporary songs.