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Various Artists - Essential Irish Drinking Songs & Sing Alongs: Whiskey In The Jar

Essential Irish Drinking
Songs & Sing Alongs:
Whiskey In The Jar

Various Artists

Legacy 82876 78935 2

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

Sony Legacy secures belly-ups and tall tales for many a future St. Pat's Day and beyond with this inebriated addition to Sony's ongoing Irish music catalog.

A second generation O'Manachain from County Kerry, my wife says that any song can be considered an Irish drinking song, making 'Essential' a moot qualifier. With that bit of critical punditry aside, this set is a rousing 2 disc compilation, as Tommy Makem and The Clancy Brothers, The Dubliners, The Young Dubliners, The Pogues, Dropkick Murphy and others sing for their black 'n tans.

Track List:

Disc 1Disc 2
  • Whiskey In The Jar - The Dubliners
  • Irish Rover - The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
  • South Australia - Tommy Makem & The Clancy Brothers
  • The Galway Races - The Dubliners
  • I'm A Free Born Man - The Dubliners
  • I'm A Rover - The Dubliners
  • Drink It Up Men - The Dubliners
  • Weila Waile - The Dubliners
  • The Jug Of Punch - The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
  • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - Frank Patterson
  • Danny Boy - Frank Patterson
  • Kelly, The Boy From Killan - The Dubliners
  • Mountain Dew - The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
  • The Pub With No Beer - The Dubliners
  • The Rocky Road To Dublin - The Young Dubliners
  • Fields Of Athenry - Dropkick Murphys
  • Wild Rover - Dropkick Murphys
  • Holy Ground - The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
  • Maloney Wants A Drink - The Dubliners
  • The Leaving Of Liverpool - The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
  • The Rising Of The Moon - The Dubliners
  • Fare Thee Well Enniskillen - The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
  • Muirsheen Durkin' - The Dubliners
  • All For Me Grog - The Clancy Brothers
  • Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye - The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
  • A Nation Once Again - The Dubliners
  • The Rose of Tralee - Frank Patterson
  • Seven Drunken Nights - The Dubliners
  • Black Velvet Band - The Dubliners
  • Amsterdam Mistress - Joe Hurley & Rogue's March
  • Sally MacLennane - The Porgues
  • The Dirty Glass - Dropkick Murphys
  • Whiskey, You're The Devil - The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
  • Dirty Old Town - The Pogues
Compilation produced by: Nedra Olds Neal

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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