Irish Rovers, the‎ – The First Of The Irish Rovers -1966 - Folk (vinyl)


Irish Rovers, the‎ – The First Of The Irish Rovers -1966 - Folk (vinyl)

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The Irish Rovers is a group of Irish musicians, half of whom now live in Canada. The Canadian Irish folk group created in 1963 and named after the traditional song "The Irish Rover" is best known for their international television series, contributing to the popularization of Irish Music in North America, and for the songs "The Unicorn", "Wasn't That A Party", "The Orange and the Green", "Whiskey on a Sunday", "Lily The Pink" and "The Black Velvet Band".

The primary voices heard in the group's early songs were Will Millar (tenor), Jimmy Ferguson (baritone), George Millar and Joe Millar, and in the last twenty years, also John Reynolds and Ian Millar. Wilcil McDowell's accordion has been a signature sound of the band throughout their more than fifty years.

All but one of the band members are from Ireland. Founding member George Millar and his cousin Ian are both from Ballymena, original member Wilcil McDowell is from Larne, Sean O'Driscoll from Cork, Gerry O'Connor from Dundalk, with Morris Crum from Carnlough and percussionist Fred Graham from Belfast.[1] Flute/whistle player Geoffrey Kellywas born in Dumfries, Scotland.

In the 1980s, the group briefly renamed itself The Rovers. During this period, their "Wasn't That a Party" led to crossover success in the country rock genre.

The Irish Rovers have represented Canada at five World Expos.

Label:Decca ‎– DL 74835
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Sleeve Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10 / with inner sleeve
Label Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10)
Side 1 - 10
side 2 - 10
BIN # * 65


A1 The Irish Rover 1:59
A2 My Boy Willie 3:48
A3 The Rattling Bog 3:03
A4 Coulter's Candy 4:44
A5 My Old Man's A Dustman 3:30
B1 Patsy Fagan 1:59
B2 I Don't Mind If I Do 3:44
B3 Many Young Man Of Twenty 3:00
B4 Mick Maguire 2:40
B5 Donald Where's Your Trousers 2:25
B6 Nancy Whiskey 3:35

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