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Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem – 28 Irish Pub Songs (1996)

Posted by Zorn on December 30, 2015 with No Commentsas

If you can find a more stirring collection of Irish ditties, you’d better buy it, but it’s doubtful you’ll top this budget set. Not with the great Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem doing the honors and a price so low you’ll be able to afford an extra pint for your mates. The wind is at your back all the way as the lads avoid chestnuts like “Danny Boy” along with Broadway-Irish show tunes, tearing into “Whack Fol the Diddle” and other “reel” deals instead. Highlights include the weeper “The Croppy Box,” roof rattler “Finnigan’s Wake,” and “The Rising of the Moon,” better known for the same-tune political song it spawned, “The Wearing of the Green.” Tommy is in beautiful voice on “The Foggy Dew,” earning his reputation as one of the best Irish singers of recent decades, and the Clancy Brothers excel on instruments and voice box.

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