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Tommy Makem: Discography
Compilations


4 Green Fields
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  • 4 Green Fields
    • 1975 - HALP 136 LP

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  • Side One
    1. Four Green Fields (Tommy Makem) [1]
    2. Leather Wing Bat [1]
    3. Killyburn Brae [2]
    4. Butcher Boy [1]
    5. Winds of Morning (Tommy Makem) [1]
    6. Lolly Too Dum [2]
    7. The Winds Are Singing Freedom (Tommy Makem) [3]
  • Side Two
    1. Vancouver (Tommy Makem) [2]
    2. Sally O [1]
    3. My Lagan Love [1]
    4. Erie Canal [1]
    5. True Love and Time [1]
    6. Gallowa' Hills [1]

  • Track Sources:
    1. Tracks from Bard Of Armagh: 1970 - GWP ST 2006 LP
    2. Tracks from Love Is Lord Of All: 1971 - GWP ST 2033 LP
      • From The Archives: 1995 - Shanachie 52040 CD
        • This is a reissue of all tracks from Bard Of Armagh & Love Is Lord Of All


Sleeve Notes

When Tommy Makem was knee high to a mandolin he sang the songs of our heritage, lullabied by his mother. Sarah, who has, probably, the best collection of folk songs in these islands. Makem and music have grown strong and resonant together. From the songs of generations past, he gravitated towards writing his own material.

On a car journey from Keady to Dundalk. an old woman tending cattle in a field skirting the Border inspired him to write the classic: "Four Green Fields'! It was penned long before the bombs, bullets and bloodshed of the present Northern crises. It is not a rallying cry to violence: more a plea for justice through peaceful means.

This album features a number of Makem's tunes: "The Winds Are Singing Freedom" is another in the mould of "Four Green Fields" — but again the call for a just settlement between divided communities.

Tommy Makem gained international repute while he sang with the Clancy Brothers, starting in the folk clubs of America, through the university campus and then the big concert halls of three continents. He decided to pursue a solo career a number of years ago - basing his performance on a lovely mixture of old songs and new, poetry, stories and humour. The music of Makem, the poetry of Yeats and Kavanagh; the reminiscences of northern folklore have entertained audiences from Brisbane to Belmullet. Someone once described him as a latter-day Bard of Armagh.

So he is.

This album will convince you, if there were any lingering doubts.

Michael Hand

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Legendary Tommy Makem Collection
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  • Legendary Tommy Makem Collection
    • 2007 - Emerald EMCD9023 CD

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  • Disc One
    1. Galway City [8]
    2. Gentle Annie [4]
    3. Farewell To Nova Scotia [1]
    4. Four Green Fields [1] or [4]
    5. As I Roved Out [2]
    6. Red Is The Rose [4]
    7. Roddy McCorley [4]
    8. Those Factory Girls [3]
    9. The Black Velvet Band [4]
    10. Newry Town [8]
    11. Captain Farrell (Whiskey In The Jar) [8]
    12. A Son Of The Soil (Inishowen) [6]
    13. The Cobbler [5]
    14. Farewell To Carlingford [4]
    15. The Battle Of Benburb [3]
    16. The Irish Rover [4]
    17. The Winds Of Morning [1] or [6]
    18. Man From God Knows Where [7]
    19. Lolly Toodum [2]
    20. Minstrel Boy (Let Erin Remember) [6]
  • Disc Two
    1. The Wild Colonial Boy [4]
    2. The Town I Loved So Well [3]
    3. Brendan [3]
    4. My Dark Rosaleen [6]
    5. Courtin' In The Kitchen [3]
    6. The Winds Are Singing Freedom [6]
    7. Henry Joy [1]
    8. My Lagan Love [2]
    9. I'll Tell Me Ma [4]
    10. The Butcher Boy [4]
    11. Tim Finegan's Wake [4]
    12. Sweet Dromintee [8]
    13. Song Of The Wandering Aengus [2]
    14. The Bard Of Armagh [1]
    15. The Boys Of Killybegs [6]
    16. Peace And Justice [8]
    17. The Old Orange Flute [4]
    18. The Wild Rover [4]
    19. The Little Beggarman [1] or [4]
    20. Farewell My Friends [6]

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The Tommy Makem Collection
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  • The Tommy Makem Collection
    • 2013 - PMI Limited (digital)

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  • CD One
    1. The Irish Rover [5]
    2. The Little Beggarman [5]
    3. The Cobbler [1]
    4. Blow Ye Winds [5]
    5. The Butcher Boy [5]
    6. The Lowlands of Holland [5]
    7. Courtin in the Kitchen [3]
    8. Kitty Magee [5]
    9. Bold Thady Quill [2]
    10. The Men from the West [2]
    11. Nell Flaherty's Drake [2]
    12. Johnny Mceldoo [3]
    13. As I Roved Out [5]
  • CD Two
    1. The Whistling Gypsy [6]
    2. The Foggy Dew [5]
    3. The Old Orange Flute [6]
    4. Mrs McGrath [5]
    5. Finnegan's Wake [6]
    6. Reilly's Daughter [6]
    7. Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye [4]
    8. The Jug of Punch [4]
    9. Connemara Cradle Song [5]
    10. Ballinderry [4]
    11. The Little Beggarman —w/Sarah Makem [1]
    12. The Bard of Armagh [4]

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