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Songs of Ireland

by Brobdingnagian Bards

Irish folk drinking songs perfect for St Patrick's Day or to rediscover your Irish heritage.
Genre: World: Celtic
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1. Rocky Road to Dublin
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2. Rosin the Beau
2:36 $0.99
3. Lish Young Buy-A-Broom
3:29 $0.99
4. Johnny at the Door
3:41 $0.99
5. An Irish Lullaby
3:56 $0.99
6. Spancil Hill
3:40 $0.99
7. Finnegan's Wake
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8. Come Out Ye Black and Tans
2:40 $0.99
9. Lanigan's Ball
3:15 $0.99
10. Jug of Punch
3:17 $0.99
11. Patriot Game
3:32 $0.99
12. By the Rising of the Moon
2:23 $0.99
13. The Unicorn Song
3:27 $0.99
14. Satisfied
4:47 $0.99
15. Join the British Army
1:59 $0.99
16. Big Strong Man
2:46 $0.99
17. Danny Boy
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18. Paddy McCollough
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19. Bog Down in the Valley
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Album Notes

Following in the great tradition of The Dubliners, The Clancy Brothers, Irish Rovers, and The Wolfe Tones. Nineteen famous Celtic ballads and drinking songs of Ireland. The perfect blend of St. Patrick's Day music!

Ireland is rich in a musical history that goes back hundreds of years. Before even many of the great Irish fiddle tunes gained their popularity, the Irish were singing songs themselves.

Songs of of Ireland is a new exploration of the Irish songs by the Brobdingnagian Bards. On this packed, 19 song CD, you will hear the joy and sorrow of the Irish and Irish Americans in an hour of great music that is perfect for St. Patricks' Day and quickly come to understand why The Bards are considered "masters of the traditional folk".


The Brobdingnagian Bards (pronounced brAHb'ding-näg-EE-en) are The Original Celtic Renaissance music group from Austin, Texas offering free Celtic mp3 downloads. They perform a unique style of music combining Scottish and Irish folk songs with music inspired by the Lord of the Rings, performed on non-traditional instruments--autoharp, recorder, and mandolin.

In just five years, they've completed six studio albums and performed coast-to-coast. Ask their fans, and they'll tell you The Bards are just plain "fun!" Which makes sense since, after all, they just love the music.



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charles and jillian foley

we listen to the CD almost every day
My husband heard the song on a radio station up here in CT during St. Patty's day weekend. Since our son was due on March 28 and his name is Noah Chad had to find the CD and buy it! We dance around our kitchen at least every other night to the Noah's Arch Unicorn song inorder to make our baby laugh. My husband loved the CD so much we know own 2 incase one should get lost.

Lois Johnson

Good folk music and a sense of humor, too!
Love the kind of music found at renaissance fairs and folk festivals, and this collection does it all, especially liked Finnegan's Wake.

Michelle Osborne

A great St. Patrick's Day CD!
I found this album through Marc Gunn's website. After an introduction to his music through his solo album, I turned to his duo, the Brobdingnagian Bards, to see what they had to offer. Once again, I was not disappointed. The Bards (who are Marc Gunn, on vocals and autoharp, and Andrew McKee on vocals, mandolin, and recorder) have a unique sound that's very enjoyable to listen to. They simply don't
sound like anyone else out there which, in this day of duplicate ensembles and conformity, is a very good thing.

Songs of Ireland came out in 2002 and contains a full hour of some of the greatest traditional songs of Ireland. One of the highlights of this album for me was "An Irish Lullaby." Sung by Marc in a soft, lilting voice, it perfectly suits this nostalgic song about hearing a
mother singing a lullaby as she rocks you to sleep. If you're anything like me, you'll find yourself going back to this track over and over again, shutting your eyes, and losing yourself in the music. Another great song on this album is "The Unicorn Song." This particular song is sung by Andrew, who has a lighter voice than Marc, and tells the story of why we don't see unicorns anymore. Perhaps the
funniest moment in this song comes toward the end when Andrew sums up his explanation for the disappearance. Marc's theatrics at this moment cannot possibly do anything but bring a smile to your face. And a note to those who have heard this song before: there's a new verse on the end to give the song a more optimistic spin. Other highlights include "Lish Young Buy-A-Broom," a song about a man who
meets a broom seller and spends the day in love with her before departing overseas and "Patriot Game," which tells the story of Fergal O'Hanlon (who tried to abolish the border between the Republic and the six counties) and was heard recently on NPR's Marketplace during a show on the IRA.

If you're looking for the perfect St. Patrick's Day album or even just an album with some great songs and singing, I highly recommend this one.

Aubrey McCollough

Paddy McCollough
Enjoyed the whole CD but really liked the one with my last name, great service, and I appreciate them checking to see if everything was received ok. Great People to order from

C.D. Campbell

The Brobdingnagian Bards hit this one out of the park!
Not long into my first listening of "Songs of Ireland," I realized that these guys really enjoy making music. Their enthusiasm will leap out of your speakers and before you know it, your foot will be tapping and you will be singing out loud to faithful and entertaining versions of classics and super Brobdingnagian originals (like the future classic "Satisfied"). This CD is a 5-star must-have!

Jason Sands

Gotta love the Patriot Game
God Save Ireland...Their verson of the "Patriot Game" is one of the best I have ever heard.


Great Irish CD
I just found my Irish family history through my G-grandfather. This is a CD for my Irish collection. It makes me feel at home in Ireland.

Theresa Pittman

This is a wonderful collection of traditional music with a modern kick. Lots of old favorites, and lots of new favorites. If you like good Celtic music, you will love this as an addition to your collection.


Great pub singing duo!
Fantastic cd. This is one singing duo who seem to really enjoy their music making giving some of the older songs a new life.

Mia Firestone

I loved this album. It is a perfect mix of Irish folk and modern day music. Finnigan's Wake is one of my favorite songs, and the Bards performed it beautifully. I will definitely buy their next album.
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