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Tradition Records: "Clancy" Compilations


At Home
The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem and their families (et. al.)
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  • At Home CBTM and their families
    • 1967 - Tradition/Everest TR 2060 LP
  • At Home with the Clancy Brothers their families and Tommy Makem
    • 1968 - Emerald Gem 1006 LP
  • CBTM and their families: Irish Folk Songs & Airs
    • 1994 - Legacy 349 CD
    • 2007 - Collectables 8272 CD

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  • Side One
    1. The Rattlin' Bog Bobby Clancy (lead vocal)
    2. Red Fox Peg Clancy
    3. Why Don't You Get Johnny's Supper — Bobby Clancy
    4. Mitty Matty — Clancy Children
    5. Soldier, Soldier — Peg & Bobby Clancy
    6. A Big Ship's Sailing — Clancy Children
    7. Dowdling — Mrs. John Clancy
    8. Goodie On A Saucer — Bobby Clancy
    9. O-Row Shay Dho Vaha Wal-Yeh — led by Lory Kiely
    10. Jeremiah Blow the Fire — Clancy Family
    11. I've Come All The Way From Dublin — Clancy children
    12. She Can Knit — Peg Clancy
    13. Amhran Dochais Liam Clancy
  • Side Two
    1. Frog In The Well — Clancy Children
    2. She Didn't Dance — Peg Clancy
    3. As I Roved Out — Bobby Clancy
    4. Sean Dun Na Ngall — Joan Butler and Peg (Clancy) Power
    5. When I Was Young — Clancy Children
    6. Paper Of Pins — Peg & Bobby Clancy
    7. Drumin Donn Dilis — Peg (Clancy) Power
    8. Oh, Rodger Rum — Clancy Children
    9. Dance To Your Daddy — Peg Clancy
    10. The Wren Song — Clancy Children
    11. Seotin Seo (Shoheen Sho) — Peg (Clancy) Power
    12. All Along — Peg & Bobby Clancy
    13. Wallflower — Clancy Children
    14. A Man Of Double Deed — Clancy Children
  • Additional CD Tracks:
    1. The Little Beggarman
    2. The Butcher Boy
    3. Blow Ye Winds
    4. The Month of January
    5. The Lowlands of Holland
    6. Kitty Magee
    7. As I Roved Out
    8. The Foggy Dew
    9. Mrs. McGrath
    10. Bold O'Donoghue
    11. The Connemara Cradle Song
    12. The Irish Rover


Sleeve Notes (Original LP release)

This collection is meant as a glimpse into the rich tradition of Irish folk music. The songs were collected in many different places throughout Ireland. Many of the songs were recorded at the home of the Makem family in Keady County, Armagh; with the family gathered for many an evening, starting with just a few singers, and ending around 2:00 AM.

In Carrick-on-Suir County, Tipperary, hours were spent by the winter fire exchanging good talk and songs collected from the Robert Clancy family. Most of these songs and rhymes have been sung by generations in and around Carrick-on-Suir. A few exceptions come from friends in other parts of Ireland who knew they were interested in children's songs and supplied them. The recording was done at the home of one of the Clancy's sisters and her husband, Cait and Sean O'Connell. Mrs. Clancy, her nine children, their husbands, wives, and all twenty-one grandchildren helped. They searched their memories and hunted for half-remembered words and tunes. The songs are sung and verses spoken by Bobby Clancy, his sister Peg (Clancy) Power, and many of the grandchildren.

The children who sing and chant on this record are grandchildren of Robert and Joan Clancy. All five of the girls in the Clancy family are married and live in the town of Carrick-on-Suir or nearby countryside. They each have from two to six children whose ages range from one to twenty. Though all of the songs were originally sung unaccompanied, the guitar, harmonica, and tin whistle are now a part of the living tradition. The harp, a traditional instrument in Ireland, is used to accompany one of the songs.

Traditional song in Ireland comes from two distinct backgrounds. Irish and English. Due to the years of close associations, much cross-fertilization has taken place. Both Countries are filled with songs whose origin is in constant dispute. While most of the songs in this collection are predominantly English, the tunes are mainly Irish, or flavored with the particular twist which the Irish put to their music. At the present time, Irish (Gaelic) is taught in all the schools, although for years it was suppressed; however. English is still the language in common usage in the greater part of Ireland.

Bobby Clancy, when he was a child, is said to have been wild and always into mischief. As a young boy he helped deliver messages for his older brothers in the Irish Revolutionary Army. At eighteen he joined the RAF and later traveled to Greece, Africa, America, Italy, France, and England. After spending five years in the U.S., he went home to Carrick and joined his father in the insurance business which he has taken over since his1 father's death. Bobby spends a great deal of his time singing and collecting traditional songs. He has won several awards for his singing at Gaelic Fleadhs throughout Ireland and is loved and respected by many traditional singers and collectors.

Peg Clancy Power, the youngest girl in the Clancy family, is slim with large brown eyes and an infectious smile. Full of life and warm-hearted, she is counted on for all emergencies, and is competent and willing to try anything. Peg is married to Tom Power, who takes care of hide shipments in the local tannery. They have three boys, Kevin, Bobby, and Owen.

Often in the evening, around the fire, the grown-ups will lead a song while the children join in on the chorus. An example of this is to be heard in the beautiful Gaelic song, "O-ROW SHAY DHO VAHA WAL-YEH," led by LORY KIELY, husband of Lis Clancy and father of Lawrence, Siobhan, Eamon and Maura.

Out of this atmosphere of freshness and beauty, the happy mornings, the winter evenings, the loves and tragedies of the people has come a great wealth of songs and music as presented at home with The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem and their families.

LEE PALMER

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Irish Folk Airs
The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem and their families
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  • Irish Folk Airs: The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem and their families
    • 1967 - Tradition/Everest 2083 LP
  • The Clancy Bros & Tommy Makem With Their Families
    • 1968 - Hallmark CHM 630 LP (UK)

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  • Side One
    1. Paper and Pins Peg and Bobby Clancy
    2. I Know Where I'm Going — Peg and Bobby Clancy
    3. As I Roved Out — Bobby Clancy and Tommy Makem
    4. The Cobbler — Peg and Bobby Clancy
    5. Whiskey You're The Devil Liam Clancy
    6. All Around The Loney O — Peg and Bobby Clancy
  • Side Two
    1. The Moonshiner Tom Clancy
    2. Me Grandfather Died — Peg and Bobby Clancy
    3. Shelley Kee Bookey, Around To The Butcher Shop & One Two Three — The Grandchildren
    4. The Little Beggarman — Tommy and his mother Sarah Makem
    5. The Real Old Mountain Dew Patrick Clancy
    6. The Woman From Wexford — Peg and Bobby Clancy
    7. I'll Tell My Ma — Peg and Bobby Clancy


Sleeve Notes

Whenever and wherever the Clancy Clan collect there is sure to be music — and wherever there is music — they sing, as that is their way of life. Add to this the warmth of each individual of the clan — and you would sing too.

This collection of Irish Folk Airs, is the second of two sing-songs which started with Tradition #2060 "AT HOME WITH THE CLANCY BROTHERS AND TOMMY MAKEM AND THEIR FAMILIES" and features the singing of Peg, Bobby, Tom, Patrick, Liam Clancy and Tommy Makem and his mother, Sarah.

Though all of the songs were originally sung unaccompanied, the guitar, harmonica, tin whistle, and Irish harp are now widely used. Often in the evening around the fire, the grown-ups would lead in a song while the children would join in on the chorus. Out of this atmosphere of freshness and beauty, the happy mornings, the wintry evenings, the loves and tragedies of the people, has come a great wealth of songs and music, as presented in this latest offering by the Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem and their families.

LEE PALMER

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Irish Traditional Folk Songs
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  • Irish Traditional Folk Songs
    • 1994 - Legacy International 391 CD
    • 1995 - K-TEL 3635-2 CD
    • 2008 - Collectables COLCD0830 CD
  • Irish Folk Song Favorites
    • 1996 - Madacy 4951 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. "B" Is For Barney
    2. All Around the Loney O
    3. Green Gravel
    4. The Doffin Mistress
    5. The Maid of Ballydoo
    6. I Know My Love
    7. The Dark-Eyed Gypsy
    8. Will Ye Go Lassie, Go?
    9. `Tis Pretty to Be In Ballinderry
    10. Cruise to the Calabar
    11. As I Roved Out
    12. The Wee Falorie Man
    13. Rockin' The Cradle
    14. I'll Tell My Ma
    15. I Wish I Was A Maid Again
    16. The Gallant Forty-Twa
    17. Early, Early All In The Spring
    18. When I Was Single
    19. The Irish Girl
    20. Fan-A-Winnow
    21. Three Gray Geese and Others
    22. See Saw and Others
    23. Sally Go `Round the Moon and Others

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Irish Folk Songs
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  • Irish Folk Songs
    • 1999 - Celtic Pride 33107 CD
    • 2000 - Sounds of the World 90169 CD
  • Ireland on My Mind
    • 2000 - Double Gold DBLG 53061 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. The Wee Falorie Man
    2. Rockin' the Cradle
    3. The Gallant Forty TWA
    4. When I Was Single
    5. B Is for Barney
    6. All Around the Lonley O
    7. Green Gravel
    8. Doffin' Mistress
    9. The Maid of Ballydoo
    10. I Know My Love
    11. A Dark Eyed Gypsy
    12. Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go?McPeake
    13. 'Tis Pretty to Be in Ballinderry
    14. Cruise of the Calabar
    15. As I Roved Out
    16. I'll Tell My Ma
    17. So Early, Early in the Spring
    18. The Irish Girl
    19. Fan-A-Winnow
    20. Songs from Ireland
    21. On the Banks of the Rose
    22. The Bonny Boy
    23. Me Grandfather Died
    24. Maderine Rue
    25. Love and Porter

  • Ireland on My Mind: 2000 - Double Gold DBLG 53061 CD
    • Disc One is A Jug of Punch CD: 1999 - Celtic Pride 33106 CD
    • Disc Two is Irish Folk Songs: 1999 - Celtic Pride 33107 CD

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The Great Clancy Brothers
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  • The Great Clancy Brothers
    • 2006 - Goldies GLD63219 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. B Is For Barney
    2. All Around The Lonely O
    3. Green Gravel
    4. Doffin' Mistress
    5. The Maid Of Ballydoo
    6. I Know My Love
    7. A Dark Eyed Gypsy
    8. Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go?
    9. 'Tis Pretty To Be In Ballinderry
    10. Cruise Of The Calabar
    11. As I Roved Out

  • Track Sources:
    • All tracks arefrom I Am the Wee Falorie Man: 1959 - Tradition TLP 1028 LP (Dave Hammond)
      • Not only are there no "Clancy Brothers" tracks, there are no Clancys at all on this recording.

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