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The Dubliners

Nearly three decades since they first came together during informal sessions at O'Donoghue's Pub in Dublin, the Dubliners remain one of the most influential of Ireland's traditional folk bands. Unlike their counterparts the Clancy Brothers, the Dubliners have never strayed from the raw looseness of the pub scene. According to Dirty Linen, "Whereas the Clancys were well-scrubbed returned Yanks from rural Tipperary, decked out in matching white Arab sweaters, the Dubliners were hard-drinking backstreet Dublin scrappers with unkempt hair and bushy beards, whose gigs seemed to happen by accident in between fist fights".

Initially known as the Ronnie Drew Folk group, the Dubliners have gone through several personnel changes since they were formed in 1962. The original group featured Ronnie Drew on vocals and guitar, Luke Kelly on vocals and five-string banjo, Barney McKenna on tenor banjo, mandolin, melodeon, and vocals and Ciaren Bourke on vocals, guitar, tin whistle, and harmonica.The first change occurred in 1964 when Kelly left temporarily and Bobby Lynch (vocals and guitar) and John Sheahan (fiddle, tin whistle, mandolin, concertina, guitar, and vocals) were added. The following year, Kelly returned and Lynch departed.

The Dubliners' earliest recordings included appearances on multi-artist compilations The Hoot'nanny Show and Folk Festival: Festival Folk, released in 1964. Their first break came when they met Nathan Joseph, owner of Transatlantic Records, at the Edinburgh Festival in 1963. Signing with Joseph's label, the group released their debut full-length album, The Dubliners, later the same year.

In 1967, the Dubliners recorded their breakthrough single, "Seven Drunken Nights," based on Child Ballad number 273. Although its risque lyrics caused it to be banned from officially sanctioned radio stations, it became a Top Five hit after being aired by pirate radio station, RTE. With the song's success, the band began touring throughout the world. In the early '70s, the Dubliners toured in a production of Brendan Behan's Cork Leg.

A second phase of personnel changes began in 1974 when Bourke suffered a brain hemorrhage during a show. Although he subsequently appeared to have recuperated and rejoined the group, he collapsed again on the stage and left for good. He died on May 10, 1988 at the age of 53. Following Bourke's first departure, Ronnie Drew left to pursue a solo career and was replaced by Jim McCann. With Drew's return five years later, McCann departed. The group's problems, however, were not over. In the same year, Kelly collapsed from a brain tumor during a concert and was required to undergo several surgical operations. He died on January 30, 1984, at the age of 44. Seán Cannon was drafted into the line-up at this time.

In 1987, the Dubliners regained their earlier popularity when Eamonn Campbell, who had often been a guest musician on their albums, produced an album, Celebration, featuring a collaboration with the Pogues on an updated version of the traditional folk song "The Irish Rover." Released as a single, the tune reached number seven on the British music charts. Campbell subsequently joined the band as a regular member. In 1990, the Dubliners and the Pogues reunited for a single, "Jack's Heroes"/"Whiskey in the Jar," that celebrated Ireland's quarter-final finish at the World Cup. Two years later, the Dubliners joined with Hothouse Flowers to record a single, "The Rose," that reached number two on the British music charts. 30 Years A'Greying, released the same year, featured collaborations with Rory Gallagher, Billy Connolly, and De Danaan. In December 1995, Drew left the band for the second time and was replaced by Paddy Reilly. Despite the changes in the band's lineup, they continued to perform and record their gutsy style of Irish music. In April 2012, Barney McKenna died at age 72 in his home in Howth, County Dublin; he was the last surviving original member of the Dubliners. ~ Craig Harris
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Best Of The Dubliners

Disc 1

1. I'm A Rover

2. Maids When You're Young Never Wed And Old Man

3. Nancy Whiskey

4. A Pub With No Beer

5. Seven Deadly Sins

6. Black Velvet Band (Live)

7. A Nation Once Again

10. Kelly, The Boy From Killan

11. Lowlands Of Holland

13. Alabama 58

14. The Night Visiting Song

17. Whiskey On A Sunday

Disc 2

1. I'm A Rover

2. Maids When You're Young Never Wed And Old Man

3. Nancy Whiskey

4. A Pub With No Beer

5. Seven Deadly Sins

6. Black Velvet Band (Live)

7. A Nation Once Again

10. Kelly, The Boy From Killan

11. Lowlands Of Holland

13. Alabama 58

14. The Night Visiting Song

17. Whiskey On A Sunday

Disc 3

1. Dirty Old Town

2. Whiskey In The Jar (Live)

3. The Old Triangle

4. The Galway Races

6. The Irish Navy

7. Net Hauling Song

8. The Battle Of The Somme/Freedom Come All Ye

9. Smith Of Bristol

10. Tibby Dunbar

12. The Beggarman

13. Rattling Roaring Willie

15. Louse House In Kilkenny

16. Mrs. McGrath

17. Seven Drunken Nights (Live)

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Track List: Whiskey In The Jar

1. The Wild Rover

3. The Holy Ground

4. A Parcel Of Rogues

5. God Save Ireland

6. A Nation Once Again

7. Spancil Hill

9. The Old Triangle

10. And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

11. Johnston's Motor Car

12. Seven Drunken Nights

13. Black Velvet Band

14. Free The People

16. Dirty Old Town

17. The Maid Behind The Bar - Toss The Feathers

18. Lord Of The Dance

19. All For Me Grog

20. Whiskey In The Jar

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Track List: Seven Drunken Nights

1. And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

2. Joe Hill

3. Fiddler's Green

4. Champion At Keeping Them Rolling

7. Night Visiting Song

8. The Button Pusher

9. Parcel Of Rogues

10. The Sun Is Burning

11. The Town I Loved So Well

12. The Auld Triangle

13. Danny Farrell

14. Spancil Hill

16. Whiskey In The Jar

17. Seven Drunken Nights

18. The Wild Rover

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Track List: Milestones

1. Whiskey In The Jar

2. Rocky Road To Dublin

3. Raglan Road

4. Leaving Of Liverpool

5. Marino Waltz

6. Roddy MacCorley

7. I'm Asking You Sergeant Where's Mine

8. Zoological Gardens

9. The Sick Note

10. Reels

11. Monto

12. I'm A Man You Don't Meet Every Day

13. Home Boys Home

14. Spanish Lady

15. Mason's Apron

16. Barley And Grape Rag

17. Preab San Ol

18. Irish Rover

19. The Auld Triangle

20. 7 Drunken Nights

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Track List: 40 Years

1. Don't Give Up 'Til It's Over

2. Lord Of The Dance

3. Dancing At Whitsun

4. When The Boys Come Rolling Home

5. Raglan Road

6. The Rocky Road To Dublin / Within A Mile Of Dublin

7. Last Thing On My Mind

8. Grace

9. Preab San Ol

10. The Plains Of Boyle / Sheaf Of Wheat

11. Seven Drunken Nights

12. The Kerry Recruit

13. The Town I Loved So Well

14. Gerry Cronin's Reel / Denis Langton's Reel

15. Carrickfergus

16. Viva La Quinta Brigada

17. All For Me Grog

18. The Marino Casino

19. Scorn Not His Simplicity

20. The Irish Rover

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Track List: A Time To Remember

Disc 1

1. Introduction

2. Fermoy Lassies/Sporting Paddy

3. The Banks Of The Roses

4. The Ferryman

5. Three Score And Ten

6. The Belfast Hornpipe/The Swallow's Tail

7. For What Died The Sons Of Roisin

8. Maids When You're Young (Never Wed An Old Man)

9. The Nightingale

10. Luke's Gravestone

11. Kelly The Boy From Killane

12. The Black Velvet Band

13. The Town I Loved So Well

14. Cooley's Reel/The Dawn/The Mullingar Races

15. The Auld Triangle

Disc 2

1. All For Me Grog

2. Remembering Ciaran

3. Preab San Ol

4. Peggy Lettermore

5. St. Patrick's Cathedral

6. I Wish I Had Someone To Love Me

7. Ronnie's Heaven

8. McAlpine's Fusiliers

9. Fainne Gael An Lae

10. Finnegan's Wake

11. The Marino Waltz

12. Dirty Old Town

13. Whiskey In The Jar

14. The Wild Rover

15. Molly Malone

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Track List: Finnegan's Wake

1. Finnegan's Wake

3. Lark In The Morning

5. High Germany

7. Free The People

8. The Comical Genius

9. The Sun Is Burning

10. Matt Hyland

12. The Town I Loved So Well

14. All For Me Grog

15. Three Sea Captains

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Track List: Free The People (Live)

1. Whiskey In The Jar (Live)

2. Holy Ground (Live)

6. Free The People

7. Donegal Danny

8. Weile Weile Waile

9. Home Boys Home (Live)

11. Joe Hill

13. Louse House In Kilkenny

16. The Button Pusher

20. Saxon Shilling

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Track List: St. Patrick's Day Celebration

4. Cooley's Reel / The Dawn / The Mullingar Races

8. St. Patrick's Cathedral

10. The Spanish Lady

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Track List: The Best Of

1. Rambling Rover

2. Cill Chais

3. Cod Liver Oil

4. Don't Get Married

5. Jigs (Humour Of Glendart / Saddle The Pony / Brian O'lynn)

6. Leaving Nancy

7. Reels (Cooley / The Dawn/Mullingar Races)

8. Love Is Pleasing

9. Marino's Waltz

12. Protect And Survive

13. Sally Wheatley

14. Salonika

15. Three Score And Ten

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jeantredo
Even if they not Irish
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Love ye Irish especially the song "Another Irish Drinking Song" ��
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Grew up listening and singing The Dubliners music, there will never be anything like them again. RIP Boys...
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Don't read this. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Now that you started reading this don't stop this is so freaky. But if you read this and ignore it you will have very bad luck. Put this on 15 songs in 144 minutes. When your done press the space bar and your crushes name will appear in big letters on the screen this is so freaky it actually works
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A barrel of bricks was heavier than me
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I let go the bloody rope....
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Hilarious!!
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same with me sonuvafisher m a n :B
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LOVE their music.WHAT A BLESSING. THANX AGAIN pandora.
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feel like dancing!
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Luv u IM IRISH TOO LADS
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Best irish blue's and folk ever
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Love it very funny I'm going to preform it at the next camporee
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As to the biography, Ireland has never won the FIFA World Cup. Maybe for darts. Or drinking.
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Irish soul music...I love it!
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This version doesn't make me as angry as all the other versions. I don't feel anything.
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Dublin, been there!
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Fun pub music
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Th this is probably one of the worst versions but the post has a shitload of f**king comments come on guys come on
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This song has potential to bridge gaps in cultural puzzles
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O kinfolk, the suffering and mourning centuries perfectly rendered here!
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they are good , but sean o neill band is my favorite
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Ahh... old Oierland (:
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The best Irish folk band. Extremely fun to listen to!!!
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Listening to Parcel of Rogues. In light of the recent vote, all the more poignant. Sad, really.
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They are called Aran Sweaters. After the wool from the Aran Islands. Not Arab sweaters.
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ ️ love it
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You just blew my comment away! why?
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FAREWELL TO BRITISH DIVIDE AND CONQUERING MANY NATIONS !!!!! IF!SCOTLAND WILL SOON BE FREE, CAN IRELAND'S UNIFICATION BE FAR BEHIND. ERIN GO BRAGH !!!!!!!!!!!
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Éireann go brách
Ireland forever
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AYE! Tis the green girl gone red
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LOVE. Themm. =D
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I found a Mythbusters episode
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Yall er amazin me whee lats love it to irish pride fer life remember the cliffs of dover when i was but a whee lat me self
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Forever more Ireland's.
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Erin Go Bragh

Erin Go Bragh

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Dot love you
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Sooo good
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Arron go brah:-)
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Long live ireland
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Luv the accent
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Rest in peace Irish brothers.
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LONG LIVE IRELAND
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1 of my favs
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