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Abbey Tavern Singers ‎– We're Off To Dublin In The Green - 1966 - Folk, World, & Country (vinyl)

Abbey Tavern Singers ‎– We're Off To Dublin In The Green - 1966 - Folk, World, & Country (vinyl)

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Abbey Tavern Singers ‎– We're Off To Dublin In The Green - 1966 -  Folk, World, & Country (vinyl)

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A song entitled "We're Off To Dublin in the Green" was used by Carling Breweries Ltd in an international television advertising campaign.[2] The song is an IRA marching song dating back to approximately 1916.[2] Using the soundtrack from the commercial,[4] the song was released on Canada's ARC Records and became extremely popular in Canada, reaching No. 2 on Canada's CHUM Charts[3] and selling close to 150,000 copies in Canada within the first year of release.[5] It was a surprise hit, partly because of the poor sound quality of the soundtrack, partly because of the song's ties to the IRA, and partly because of its association with an alcoholic beverage.[6] It was also released in the United States, on Hanna-Barbera Records[7] where it charted on Billboard's Hot 100, peaking at No. 94 staying for two weeks[8] and on the "Easy Listening" charts at No. 40.[9] "Off to Dublin in the Green" spent five weeks on the Cashbox Top 100 chart, with a peak at number 68.[10] Not wanting to take sides politically, the B-side was a song of the Orangemen, "Captain of the Gallant Forty Twa,"[6] which was also featured in beer commercials.[11] Carling Black Label reported increased market share following the release of the advertising campaign and the song's subsequent popularity.[6] Because it was the best selling Irish record in Canada, Mrs. Scott-Lennon was presented with a Trophee International Midem

Label:V.I.P. ‎– VIPS-402
Format:Vinyl, LP
Sleeve Condition (Out of 10) ~ 7- general wear / edge wear
Label Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10)
Side 1 - 10
side 2 - 10
BIN # 93


A1 We're Off To Dublin In The Green
A2 The Boys Of Wexford
A3 Mick Maguire
A4 Tally Ho. Hark Away
A5 Twenty Men From Dublin Town
A6 The Wild Rover
B1 The Captain Of The Gallant Forty Twa'
B2 The Oul Orange Flute
B3 Carrig-Dhonn
B4 Whack Fol De Diddle Dee
B5 The Orange And The Green
B6 Cosher Bailey
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