The Clancy Brothers Live!
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- Released: October 25, 1990
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Vanguard Records
- 1.As I Roved Out
- 2.Love of the North
- 3.She Didn't Dance
- 4.Dear Boss (Bricks)
- 5.Logger Lover
- 6.The Green Fields of France
- 7.Beer, Beer, Beer
- 8.Ann Boleyn
- 9.John O'Dreams
- 10.The Rebellion of 1916: Soldiers Of The Rear Guard / The Foggy Dew / God Bless England
The Clancy Brothers: Pat Clancy, Tom Clancy, Bobby Clancy.
Additional personnel: Joe Barone (bass); Jesse Winch, Robbie O'Connell (bodhran); Jim McElwaine.
Recorded live at An Evening Dinner Theatre in Elmsford, New York between March 8 & 9, 1982.
Personnel: Jesse Winch (bodhran).
Audio Mixer: Rebecca Everett.
Recording information: Evening Dinner Theatre, Elmsford, Westchester County, N (03/08/1982/03/09/1982).
Unknown Contributor Roles: Jim McElwaine; Robbie O'Connell; Tom Lazarus.
Formed in the 1950s, the Clancy Brothers are arguably the greatest Irish folk singing group of the 20th century. This album, recorded live in the spring of 1982, contains 10 hitherto unrecorded songs, representing the cream of the Clancy Brothers' live '80s repertoire.
"Dear Boss (Bricks)" a song arranged by collaborator Robbie O'Connell, humorously retells the events of a construction worker who gets hit by a plummeting barrel of bricks. Another song, "The Green Fields of France" depicts World War One, and the tragedy of dying young. Finally, the Brothers perform a musical version of W.B. Yeats' poem, "The Foggy Dew," as part of their medley "The Rebellion of 1916," a tuneful narrative recounting the struggles of generations of Irish who fought to gain self determination from British rule.
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