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130 Great Irish Ballads


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A Bunch Of Thyme / A German Clockwinder / A Nation Once Again / All For Me Grog / Arthur McBride / As I Roved Out / Avondale / Banna Strand / Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms / Botany Bay / Boulavogue / Brennan On The Moor / Bunclody / Carrickfergus / Cockles And Mussels / Come To The Bower / Courting In The Kitchen / Danny Boy / Dicey Riley / Easy And Slow / Fiddlers Green / Finnegan's Wake / Follow Me Up To Carlow / Henry My Son / Highland Paddy / Home By Bearna / I Know My Love / I Know Where I'm Going / I Never Will Marry / I Once Loved A Lass / I'll Tell Me Ma / I'm A Rover / James Connolly / Joe Hill / Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye / Kelly From Killane / Lanigan's Ball / Let Him Go, Let Him Tarry / Let The Grasses Grow / Look At The Coffin / Love Is Teasing / Maids When You're Young / Monto / Muirsheen Durkin / Mush Mush / My Singing Bird / Nora / O'Donnell Abu / Old Maid In The Garret / Old Woman From Wexford / Paddy Lay Back / Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore / Peggy Gordon / Red Is The Rose / Reilly's Daughter / Roddy McCorley / Rosin The Bow / Sam Hall / Sean South From Garryowen / She Moved Through The Fair / Skibbereen / Slievenamon / Spancil Hill / Sweet Carnlough Bay / The Banks of Claudy / The Banks Of My Own Lovely Lee / The Banks Of The Roses / The Bard Of Armagh / The Black Velvet Band / The Bold O'Donoghue / The Bold Thady Quill / The Bonny Boy / The Boston Burglar / The Boys From The County Armagh / The Boys Of Fairhill / The Butcher Boy / The Cliffs Of Doneen / The Croppy Boy / The Curragh Of Kildare / The Enniskillen Dragoon / The Foggy Dew / The Galway Races / The Galway Shawl / The Glendalough Saint / The Golden Jubilee / The Gypsy / The Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls / The Hills Of Kerry / The Holy Ground / The Jolly Beggarman / The Jug Of Punch / The Juice Of The Barley / The Lark In The Morning / The Last Rose Of Summer / The Leaving Of Liverpool / The Meeting Of The Waters / The Mermaid / The Merry Ploughboy / The Minstrel Boy / The Moonshiner / The Mountains Of Mourne / The Nightingale / The Quare Bungle Rye / The Raggle Taggle Gypsy / The Rising Of The Moon / The Rocks Of Bawn / The Rocky Road To Dublin / The Rose Of Allendale / The Rose Of Mooncoin / The Rose Of Tralee / The Sally Gardens / The Scariff Martyrs / The Shores Of Americay / The Snowy Breasted Pearl / The Spanish Lady / The Star Of The County Down / The Town Of Ballybay / The Waxies' Dargle / The Wearing Of The Green / The West's Awake / The Wild Colonial Boy / The Wild Rover / The Zoological Gardens / Three Lovely Lassies From Kimmage / Three Score And Ten / Tipping It Up To Nancy / Twenty-One Years / Weile Walia / When You Were Sweet Sixteen / Whiskey In The Jar

About the Author

Robert Gogan was born in Dublin and through his formative years enjoyed listening to the music of such artists as The Clancy Brothers, The Dubliners, Count John McCormack and indeed almost anybody singing Irish songs. He gradually took a greater interest in music and studied in the College of Music for several years. He now plays the banjo, guitar, bodhran and keyboards and frequently performs at venues throughout County Mayo, where he now lives with his wife, Anne Realising that Irish ballads were receiving less and less exposure in Ireland, Gogan feared that these fine songs - once the lifeblood of Irish people at home and abroad - might be heading for extinction. With this in mind he decided to produce a series of Irish ballad books in a very 'user-friendly' format and in attractive full colour presentations. He produced four volumes in the 1990's - 130 Great Irish BalladsA", 50 Great Irish Love SongsA", 50 Great Irish Fighting SongsA" and 50 Great Irish Drinking SongsA". He is currently working on other music projects with a view to cultivating renewed interest in Irish ballads and traditional music, both at home and abroad.


Sure-fire rollicking resources of Irish folk music for lay readers, casual singers and guitar players, and professional musicians alike ... unquestionably a treasury for anyone with a keen interest in Irish music and folk cultureA" - Mid West Book Review (USA) Great Irish ballads are in grave danger of being lost or forgotten. Here you have 130 of them which some of you will have heard for the first time, others will half remember from the past. But this volume goes a long way to making sure that they stay alive. Looking forward to the next 130A" - Ronnie Drew Whether you're a professional entertainer or want to learn the songs for private parties, this is a must for youA" - Daniel O'Donnell This book will no doubt be a sales hitA" - Evening Herald (Ireland)

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