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The Irish Rovers

The Irish Rovers is a group of Irish musicians, half of whom now live in Canada. The Canadian Irish folk group created in 1963 and named after the traditional song "The Irish Rover" is best known for their international television series, contributing to the popularization of Irish Music in North America, and for the songs "The Unicorn", "Wasn't That A Party", "The Orange and the Green", "Whiskey on a Sunday", "Lily The Pink" and "The Black Velvet Band". The primary voices heard in the group's early songs were Will Millar (tenor), Jimmy Ferguson (baritone), George Millar and Joe Milla ...read more

The Irish Rovers is a group of Irish musicians, half of whom now live in Canada. The Canadian Irish folk group created in 1963 and named after the traditional song "The Irish Rover" is best known for their international television series, contributing to the popularization of Irish Music in North America, and for the songs "The Unicorn", "Wasn't That A Party", "The Orange and the Green", "Whiskey on a Sunday", "Lily The Pink" and "The Black Velvet Band". The primary voices heard in the group's early songs were Will Millar (tenor), Jimmy Ferguson (baritone), George Millar and Joe Millar, and in the last twenty years, also John Reynolds and Ian Millar. Wilcil McDowell's accordion has been a signature sound of the band throughout their more than fifty years. All but one of the band members are from Ireland. Founding member George Millar and his cousin Ian are both from Ballymena, original member Wilcil McDowell is from Larne, Sean O'Driscoll from Cork, Gerry O'Connor from Dundalk, with Morris Crum from Carnlough and percussionist Fred Graham from Belfast. Flute/whistle player Geoffrey Kelly was born in Dumfries, Scotland. In the 1980s, the group briefly renamed itself The Rovers. During this period, their "Wasn't That a Party" led to crossover success in the country rock genre. The Irish Rovers have represented Canada at five World Expos. Courtesy of Wikipedia « hide

Similar Bands: The Dubliners, The High Kings, The Clancy Brothers, Gaelic Storm, The Chieftains

LPs
Drunken Sailor
01/01/2012

An Irish Christmas
2002

Songs of Christmas
1999

The Boys Come Rollin' Home
1992

Hardstuff
1989

Party With the Rovers
1985

It Was a Night Like This
1982

Pain in My Past
1982

Party Album
1982

No More Bread and Butter
1981

The Rovers
1980

Tall Ships & Salty Dogs
1979

The Irish Rovers in Australia
1976

Children of the Unicorn
1976

Emigrate! Emigrate!
1973

On the Shores of Americay
1971

Tales to Warm Your Mind
1969

The Life of the Rover
1969

All Hung Up
1968

The Unicorn
1967

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The First of the Irish Rovers
1966

Live Albums
The Irish Rovers Live
1972

Compilations
The Best of the Irish Rovers
1999

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Silver Anniversary
1989

Twentieth Anniversary Celebration
1984

Greatest Hits
1974

The Best of the Irish Rovers (1972)
1972

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