Whiskey in the Jar: Essential Irish Drinking Songs & Sing Alongs

Whiskey in the Jar: Essential Irish Drinking Songs & Sing Alongs

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/21/2006
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0828767893525
catalogNumber:
78935
Rank:
8357

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Whiskey in the Jar
  2. Irish Rover
  3. South Australia
  4. The Galway Races
  5. I'm a Free Born Man
  6. I'm a Rover
  7. Drink It Up Men
  8. Weila Waile
  9. The Jug of Punch
  10. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
  11. Danny Boy
  12. Kelly, The Boy from Killan
  13. Mountain Dew
  14. The Pub with No Beer
  15. The Rocky Road to Dublin
  16. Fields of Athenry
  17. Wild Rover

Disc 2

  1. Holy Ground
  2. Malone Wants a Drink
  3. The Leaving of Liverpool
  4. The Rising of the Moon
  5. Fare Thee Well Enniskillen
  6. Muirsheen Durkin'
  7. All for Me Grog
  8. Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye
  9. A Nation Once Again
  10. The Rose of Tralee
  11. Seven Drunken Nights
  12. Black Velvet Band
  13. Amsterdam Mistress
  14. Sally MacLennane
  15. The Dirty Glass
  16. Whiskey, You're The Devil
  17. Dirty Old Town

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Matt Kelly   Vocals
Frank Patterson   Vocals
Liam Clancy   Vocals
Tommy Makem   Vocals
Tom Clancy   Vocals
Shane MacGowan   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Paul O'Toole   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Vocals
Lovely Previn   Violin,Viola,Vocals,Electric Violin
Keith Roberts   Acoustic Guitar
Randy Woolford   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Eanan Patterson   Violin
Geraldine O'Grady   Violin
Oonagh Keogh   Violin
John Tate   Conductor
Barney McKenna   Banjo,Mandolin,Vocals
Ken Casey   Vocals
Ronnie Drew   Guitar,Vocals
Patrick Clancy   Vocals
Barr   Vocals
Luke Kelly   Banjo,Vocals
James Lynch   Vocals
Marc Orrell   Vocals
Ryan Foltz   Vocals
Bren Holmes   Bass Guitar,Vocals
Jeff Bellisnti   Flute,Saxophone,Vocals
Eily OGrady Irish Harp Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
John Sheahan   Fiddle,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,tin whistle

Technical Credits

Dubliners   Composer
Tommy Scott   Producer
Jimmy Harry   Producer
S. Lewis   Composer
Shane MacGowan   Composer
Bob Morgan   Producer
Eily O'Grady   Producer
Dropkick Murphys   Composer
Erwin McColl   Composer
Ken Casey   Producer
Francis McPeake   Composer
Traditional   Composer
P.J. Kennedy   Composer
Triana DOrazio   Packaging Manager
T.C. Kelly   Composer
Uncle J. T. Young   Composer
TJ Davis   Composer
John F. Hammond   Producer

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