Very Best Irish Songs & Ballads
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For over 20 years, Waltons classic ballad books have consistently outsold all others. When they first appeared in 1981, Dan Cohen of Dublin's Evening Herald newspaper wrote 'There are so many fine points to these books that they almost bear indexing.'
This beautifully produced four-volume series is a must for every ballad singer. Each volume is packed with 50 old favourites and modern classics, including songs made famous throughout the world by Mary Black, Christy Moore, The Dubliners, The Clancy Brothers, Paddy Reilly and a host of others. Each book includes charming, hand-tinted period photographs, depicting scenes of Ireland's bygone days.
Volume 1 includes:
The Rare Ould Times, Raglan Road, Spancil Hill, Black Is the Colour, My Cavan Girl, A Bunch of Thyme, The Mountains of Mourne, Easy and Slow, The Irish Rover, Four Green Fields, The Banks of My Own Lovely Lee, Lanigan’s Ball, The Rose of Tralee, Teddy O’Neill, I Know My Love, Carrigdhoun, Come Back Paddy Reilly, Easy and Slow, The Sally Gardens, The Rose of Mooncoin, Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore, The Last Rose of Summer, The West’s Awake, Boolavogue, Alice Benbolt and many more.
Volume 2 includes:
No Frontiers, Grace, Bright Blue Rose, Carrickfergus, Red Rose Café, Irish Molly O, From Clare to Here, She Moved Through the Fair, The Wild Rover, Peggy Gordon, The Star of the County Down, Avondale The Cliffs of Dooneen, Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye, Do You Want Your Old Lobby Washed Down, Dicey Riley, The Black Velvet Band, The Holy Ground, I’ll Tell Me Ma, I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen, Mary from Dungloe, James Connolly, The Rocks of Bawn, The Jug of Punch and many more.
Volume 3 includes:
Arthur McBride, Biddy Mulligan, The Boys of Fairhill, Finnegan’s Wake, The Galway Races, The Galway Shawl, The Homes of Donegal, Katie, The Leaving of Liverpool, Lough Sheelin Side, Love Is Teasing, The Merry Ploughboy, Whiskey in the Jar, The Water Is Wide, The Spanish Lady, Only Our Rivers, Nora, The Sash Me Father Wore, Sam Hall, The Patriot Game, Mystic Lipstick, Take Me Up to Monto and many more.
Volume 4 includes:
Ride On, The Fields of Athenry, The Crack Was Ninety, Sonny’s Dream, Song for Ireland, The Isle of Innisfree, Nancy Spain, Three Drunken Maidens, The Ould Triangle, The Green Fields of France, When You Were Sweet Sixteen, The Rose of Allendale, My Lovely Rose of Clare, The Boys from the County Armagh, Danny Boy, Fiddlers Green, Patrick Was a Gentleman, The Rocky Road to Dublin and many more.