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Various Artists - The Original Irish Tenors: The Legendary Voices of Celtic Song

The Original Irish Tenors:
The Legendary Voices of Celtic Song

Various Artists

Sony Legacy 82876 75922 2

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A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mike Jurkovic
(rnrcurmudgeon@yahoo.com)

Historical value, grace and effortless, timeless singing packs this the single disc compilation of classic 'Irish Tenors'. Ranging from John McCormack's The Wearing Of The Green (1921) and Mother Machree (1927); Phil Reagan's When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1935); Morton Downey's My Wild Irish Rose (1939) to Frank Parker's essential Danny Boy (1953). This is the one to get anyone's Irish going!

Track List:

  • St. Patrick's Day Parade - Dennis Day
  • The Wearing of the Green - John McCormack
  • The Rose Of Tralee - Christopher Lynch
  • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - Phil Regan
  • How Can You Buy Killarny - Dennis Day
  • Where The River Shannon Flows - Morton Downey
  • A Ballynure Ballad - Christopher Lynch
  • Molly Brannigan - Morton Downey
  • Kathleen Mavourneen - John McCormack
  • Galway Bay - Dennis Day
  • Just A Little Bit Of Heaven - Christopher Lynch
  • A Sweet Irish Sweetheart Of Mine - Phil Regan
  • Danny Boy - Frank Parker
  • My Wild Irish Rose - Morton Downey
  • The Minstrel Boy - Christopher Lynch
  • It's the Same Old Shillelegh - Morton Downey
  • Mother Machree - John McCormack - Edwin Schneider
  • Come Back To Erin - Phil Regan
  • That's How You Spell Ireland - Morton Downey
  • I Met Her In The Garden Where The Praties Grow - Christopher Lynch
  • Clancy Lowered The Boom - Dennis Day
Produced by: Michael Brooks

Edited by: David N. Pyles
(dnpyles@acousticmusic.com)

Copyright 2006, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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