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Whiskey in the Jar: Essential Irish Drinking Songs & Sing Alongs
0. DISC 1:
1. Whiskey in the Jar - The Dubliners
2. Irish Rover - Clancy Brothers/Tommy Makem/The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
3. South Australia - Clancy Brothers/Tommy Makem/The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
4. Galway Races, The - The Dubliners
5. I'm a Free Born Man - The Dubliners
6. I'm a Rover - The Dubliners
7. Drink It Up Men - The Dubliners
8. Weila Waile - The Dubliners
9. Jug of Punch, The - Clancy Brothers/Tommy Makem/The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem (live)
10. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - Frank Patterson (live)
11. Danny Boy - Frank Patterson (live)
12. Kelly, The Boy from Killan - The Dubliners
13. Mountain Dew - Clancy Brothers/Tommy Makem/The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
14. Pub with No Beer, The - The Dubliners
15. Rocky Road to Dublin, The - The Young Dubliners
16. Fields of Athenry - Dropkick Murphys
17. Wild Rover - Dropkick Murphys
0. DISC 2:
1. Holy Ground - Clancy Brothers/Tommy Makem/The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem (live)
2. Malone Wants a Drink - The Dubliners
3. Leaving of Liverpool, The - Clancy Brothers/Tommy Makem/The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
4. Rising of the Moon, The - The Dubliners
5. Fare Thee Well Enniskillen - Clancy Brothers/Tommy Makem/The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
6. Muirsheen Durkin' - The Dubliners
7. All for Me Grog - Clancy Brothers
8. Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye - Clancy Brothers/Tommy Makem/The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
9. Nation Once Again, A - The Dubliners
10. Rose of Tralee, The - Frank Patterson (live)
11. Seven Drunken Nights - The Dubliners
12. Black Velvet Band - The Dubliners
13. Amsterdam Mistress - Joe Hurley/Rogue's March/Joe Hurley
14. Sally MacLennane - The Pogues (live)
15. Dirty Glass, The - Dropkick Murphys
16. Whiskey, You're the Devil - Clancy Brothers/Tommy Makem/The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem (live)
17. Dirty Old Town - The Pogues (live)
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 78935
John F. Hammond; Eily O'Grady; Jimmy Harry; Ken Casey; Tommy Scott; Bob Morgan; Nedra Olds-Neal (Compilation)
Personnel: John Sheahan (vocals, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, tin whistle); Ronnie Drew (vocals, guitar); Randy Woolford (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Paul O'Toole (vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonica); Barney McKenna (vocals, banjo, mandolin); Luke Kelly (vocals, banjo); Lovely Previn (vocals, violin, electric violin, viola); Jeff Bellisnti (vocals, flute, saxophone); Bren Holmes (vocals, bass guitar); Frank Patterson, Ken Casey , Liam Clancy, Matt Kelly, Patrick Clancy, Ryan Foltz, Shane MacGowan, Tom Clancy, Tommy Makem, Al Barr, James Lynch, Marc Orrell (vocals); Keith Roberts (acoustic guitar); Oonagh Keogh, Geraldine O'Grady, Eanan Patterson (violin).
Recording information: England (11/17/1961-??/??/1967).
Stemming from a long tradition of Irish storytelling, the artists featured on Whiskey in the Jar sing tales of broken hearts, finding one's fortune, and of course, drinking. Alcohol, and more specifically Guiness and whiskey, are the most frequent subjects here, and even if they're not explicitly mentioned in every song, it's clear from the rousing choruses that that's what's on everyone's mind. The compilation features 34 tracks on two discs from influential Irish folk bands like the raucous Dubliners (whose first single, "Seven Drunken Nights," was quite controversial when it was released in 1967) and the mellower Clancy Brothers. The Young Dubliners and Rogue's March, relative newcomers to the scene, bring electric guitars and drums to traditional sounds of fiddle and mandolin, and there's even punk from the Pogues and the Dropkick Murphys. Only Frank Patterson, the tenor, seems out of place with his pretty versions of classics "Danny Boy" and "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling." The songs on Whiskey in the Jar cover every emotion from regret to celebration, and they're all very singable -- an important attribute for something that is made to raise a glass to. And with 34 tracks, there's more than enough time here to open up the tap and join in. ~ Marisa Brown
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