Farewell to Ireland   •   The Clancy Brothers & Robbie O'Connell

  • Farewell to Ireland
    • 1996 - VHS-APV-87 VHS
  • Tracklist
    1. Mermaid
    2. Shoals Of Herring
    3. Mountain Dew
    4. Roddy McCorley
    5. The Old Woman From Wexford
    6. Kilkelly
    7. I'll Tell Me Ma
    8. Rothsea-O
    9. Ride, Willie, Ride (Bob Dylan)
    10. Moonshiner
    11. The Dutchman (Michael Smith)
    12. Galway Races
    13. Haul Away Joe
    14. Leaving Of Liverpool
    15. Irish Rover
    16. … and the Band Played Waltzing Matilda (Eric Bogle)
    17. Jug Of Punch
    18. Finnegan's Wake
    19. Holy Ground
    20. Will Ye Go, Lassie Go
    21. Wild Rover
    22. The Parting Glass

  • Musicians
    • Paddy Clancy: Vocals, Harmonica
    • Liam Clancy: Vocals, Guitar, Concertina
    • Bobby Clancy: Vocals, Harmonica
    • Robbie O'Connell: Vocals, Guitar
    • Finbarr Clancy: Vocals, Bass, Flute
  • Credits
    • Produced by Hugh Hardy
    • Directed by Bob Corkey
    • Recorded live at The Regal Theatre, Clonmel, Tipperary in March 1995.
  • Notes
    • This was the final recorded performance of Paddy Clancy.
    • In addition, it is the last recorded appearance of Liam Clancy and Robbie O'Connell as members of "the Clancy Brothers".
    • * The song "Kilkelly" was written by Peter Jones, not Robbie O'Conell, as stated in the sleeve notes.
    • Information on this release comes from outside sources.

Sleeve Notes

Few people will dispute the fact that the Clancy Brothers have been the most popular force in Irish entertainment for more than four decades, and in that time they have carved out a name synonymous with the best Irish folk songs. On this DVD, The Clancy Brothers,Paddy, Liam and Bobby together with their nephew Robbie O'Connell continue to weave their magic spell with a blend of their most popular songs, a little poetry and a lot of wit. Recorded in their home county of Tipperary, their friends and neighbours certainly brought out the best of the group as they say "Farewell To Ireland" and belt out 22 of their all-time favourites, only taking a breather to listen to Liam's haunting version of "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" and Robbie O'Connell's poignant self penned song on Irish emigration, "Kilkelly".*

They first captivated American audiences in the sixties on the famous "Ed Sullivan T.V. Show" and so dawned a new era in Irish Folk music, but now you can turn back the years and see for yourself why they are still referred to as "… the greatest Irish Folk Group … ever".