The Rising Of The Moon
1959 - Tradition TLP 1006 LP
The Croppy Boy
The Rising of the Moon
The Minstrel Boy
The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Tipperary Far Away
Kelly the Boy from Killanne
Whack Fol the Diddle
The Men of the West
Eamonn An Chnuic
Nell Flaherty's Drake
Jack Keenan — Guitar
Jack Melady — Irish Harp
Recorded by David Hancock
Edited by Kenneth S. Goldstein
Jacket design by Louis Le Brocquy
Photos of Patrick and Tom Clancy by Roy Schatt
Sleeve Notes (alternate)
ABOUT THE SINGERS
LIAM CLANCY, the youngest of the Clancy's, came from Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary to the United States in 1956. As an actor he was associated with the Poet's Theatre in Cambridge, Mass, before coming to New York where he appeared in the dramatic adaptation of Frank O'Connor's short story "Guests of the Nation" and Brendan Behan's "The Quare Fellow." He has also made a number of television appearances both singing and acting.
TOM CLANCY trained in the theatre in his native Ireland, performed in an English Shakespearean repertory company and appeared in the plays of O'Casey, Synge and Yeats prior to coming to the U.S. in 1948. Here he started with the Cleveland Players, from there went to summer stock. Off Broadway and in the past few years on to Broadway. His numerous credits include "Under Milk Wood," "King Lear," Shaw's "St. Joan," "The Touch of a Poet," and the musical "Juno." He also appears frequently in starring roles on television.
PATRICK CLANCY, the older brother of Liam and Tom, was an active member of the I.R.A., so singing rebel songs is an important part of his tradition. He has had many occupations (among them a church painter and decorator) and has traveled widely (which includes India and the jungles of Venezuela). He shares with his brothers an interest in the theatre; he appeared with them in "Guests of the Nation" and most recently in television's "Treasure Island." All harmonica accompaniments on the recording are his.
TOMMY MAKEM from Keady, County Armagh grew up listening to and singing the traditional songs of Ireland. He came only recently to the U.S. and is already involved with the theatre. He has appeared with the Clancy's at Newport's Folk Music Festival, Chicago's Gate of Horn, New York's Fifth Peg and innumerable folksong concerts and radio shows. In addition to singing and acting, Tommy plays the tin whistle, the warpipes, the piccolo and the drums. All tin whistle and drum accompaniments on this recording are his.
There are two versions of this record. The first, recorded in 1956, with only harmonica accompaniment by Paddy Clancy, of which, approximately 200 copies were released. This version was deemed unsuitable and the same songs were recorded, this time with guitar, harp, tin whistle and drum accompaniment — and (re) released in 1959.
The majority of the sleeve notes are the are the same as the 1956 release. Except the (above) biographies — from the 1959 re-recording — presumably updated for the later release.
More information on these releases can be found at the "collecting" page.
To my knowledge, the original 1956 recording was never reissued in any form. Therefore, any and all subsequent releases (below) are the 1959 re-record.
Alternate release (cover)
Rising of the Moon: 1961 - Tradition TLP 1006 LP
… includes the group name at the top of the front cover.