Liam Clancy   •   Farewell To Tarwaithie

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  • Farewell To Tarwaithie
    • 1974 - Plainsong PS 1001 LP (CAN)
  • Side One
    1. Spanish Is A Loving Tongue (Trad. Arr. & Apt. Liam Clancy)
    2. Farewell To Tarwaithie (Trad. Arr. & Apt. Liam Clancy)
    3. The Dutchman (M. Smith)
    4. Fiddler's Green (John Connolly)
    5. Time Gentlemen Time (Gene Raskin)
  • Side Two
    1. The Island (Sail Away) (Johnathan Glenn)
    2. Streets Of London (Ralph McTell)
    3. Yarmouth Town (Trad. Arr. & Apt. Liam Clancy)
    4. Foggy Dew (Trad. Arr. & Apt. Liam Clancy)
    5. Heave Away (Trad. Arr. & Apt. Liam Clancy)
    6. Farewell (Bob Dylan)

  • Musicians
    • Liam Clancy: Vocals, Guitar, Concertina
    • Paul Hann: Harmonies, 6 & 12 String Guitars
    • Mansel Davies: Mandolin, Harmonies, Banjo, 6 & 12 String Guitars
    • Roy Warhurst: Fiddle, Mandolin, Harmonies
    • Derek Stevenson: Bass, Harmonies
    • Adrian Chornowal: Piano
    • Don Audet: Harmonica
    • Dixie Lee Innes: Harmonies
    • Leo Cote: Harmonies
    • Additional Vocals: Bruce Innes, Ray St. Arnaud, Don Audet, Holger Petersen
  • Credits
    • Produced by Holger Petersen
    • Recorded at Century II Studios; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada during Nov. 1974 to March 1975
    • Recording Engineer: Les Bateman
    • Assisted by Rick Erickson
    • Mastered by Howard Craft, Mastercraft, Memphis
    • Album Design: Rob Storeshaw
    • Photo by Ray St. Arnaud
    • Liner Notes by Arvi Liimatainen
    • Special thanks to Paul Hann, Les Bateman, Maggi and Century II, and Leo Cote for his assistance
    • Dixie Lee Innes courtesy of The Original Caste
      • Authorship of "Fiddler's Green" is often un-credited (as on this album), or erroneously credited as public domain or traditional.
  • Other releases include …
    • The Dutchman (1983, USA)

Sleeve Notes

Tommy Makem and the Clancy Brothers popularized the traditional and contemporary folk songs of the British Isles. They turned the world on to the poetry, the emotion, the magic and the life in these songs with their hearty, engaging and often intimate performances in concert and on record.

Working out of Greenwich Village, Liam spent much of his time sharing his music with many of the contemporary folksingers and songwriters. He taught Bob Dylan many Irish songs which Dylan adapted; one of them — "FAREWELL" — is on this album.

Tommy Makem, Liam Clancy and his brothers have each pursued careers in music and theatre. Because of their individual success, they now play together only occasionally — usually on world wide tours.

Liam constantly traveled between a stone cottage and his family in Ireland, and a demanding audience in North America. He made over eighty transatlantic crossings in one year alone. In January of 1975, Liam moved to Calgary, Alberta and is now the host of a successful television series. He continues to be the master of many a concert evening. Liam Clancy has now been featured on over forty albums; this is one of the few that he has recorded on his own.

"I'll write you of the laughter and sorrows be they someone elses or my own." — traditional