The Irish Rovers

canadisk musikgruppe

The Irish Rovers er en gruppe af irske musikere fra Toronto, Canada. Gruppen blev dannet i 1963 og tog navn efter den traditionelle sang "The Irish Rover". De er bedst kendt for deres internationale tv-serie, hvor de bidrag til at popularisere irsk folkemusik i Nordamerika, og for deres sange "The Unicorn", "Drunken Sailor", "Wasn't That a Party", "The Orange and the Green", "Whiskey on a Sunday", "Lily the Pink" og "The Black Velvet Band".

The Irish Rovers
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The Irish Rovers i 1968
Information
Pseudonym The Rovers
Oprindelse Toronto, Canada
Dublin, Ireland
Genre Irsk folkemusik, folkemusik, folkrock
Aktive år 1963 – nu
Pladeselskab
Medlemmer George Millar
Wilcil McDowell
Sean O'Driscoll
Ian Millar
Fred Graham
Morris Crum
Gerry O'Connor
Geoffrey Kelly
Davey Walker
Tidligere medlemmer Jimmy Ferguson
Will Millar
Joe Millar
Kevin McKeown
Paul Lawton
Wallace Hood
John Reynolds
Eksterne henvisninger
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Der primære stemmer i bandets tidligere sange var Will Millar (tenor), Jimmy Ferguson (baryton), George Millar og Joe Millar, men i deres seneste 20 år har det også været John Reynolds og Ian Millar. Wilcil McDowells harmonikaspil har været en signaturlyd for bandet igennem hele deres karriere.

George Millar og hans fætter Ian er begge fra Ballymena, Davey Walker fra Armagh, Sean O'Driscoll fra Cork, Gerry O'Connor fra Dundalk, mens Morris Crum er fra Carnlough og percussionist Fred Graham er fra Belfast.[1] Fløjtenisten Geoffrey Kelly blev født i Dumfries, Skotland.

I 1980'erne omdøbte gruppen sig kortvarigt til The Rovers. I denne periode ledte deres sang "Wasn't That a Party" til en crossoversucces i country rockgenren.

The Irish Rovers har repræsenteret Canada ved fem Verdensudstillinger, og i 2018 blev de æret som en af Irlands største eksporter i EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum i Dublin.

PersonelRediger

Nuværende medlemmerRediger

  • George Millar – vokal, guitar, bouzouki (1963–nu)
  • Wilcil McDowell – harmonika(1968–present, retired from touring since 2018)
  • Sean O'Driscoll – mandolin, tenor banjo, bouzouki, guitar, vocals (1997–nu)
  • Ian Millar – vokal, basguitar, guitar (2005–nu)
  • Fred Graham – trommer, bodhran, bones, vokal (2007–nu)
  • Geoffrey Kelly – tin whistle, fløjte, uilleann pipes, vokal (2008–nu)
  • Morris Crum – accordion, keyboards, vokal (2012–nu)
  • Gerry O'Connor – violin(2013–nu)
  • Davey Walker – keyboards, vokal(2019–nu)

Former membersRediger

  • Will Millar – vokal, guitar, banjo, mandolin, tin whistle (1964–94)
  • Jimmy Ferguson – vokal(1963–97; død1997)
  • Joe Millar – vokal, harmonika, harmonica, bass guitar (1963–68, 1969–2005)
  • Kevin McKeown – trommer, bodhran, bones, vocals (1984–2008)
  • John Reynolds – vokal, guitar, harmonica (1986–2012)
  • Wallace Hood – mandolin, Irish bouzouki, cistern, tenorbanjo, guitar, tin whistle (1995–2005)
  • Paul Lawton – trommer, bodhran, bones (2002–2005)

DiskografiRediger

AlbumsRediger

År Album Højest ehitlisteplacering
CAN CAN Country US US Country US World
1966 The First of the Irish Rovers
1967 The Unicorn 24
1968 All Hung Up 119
1969 The Life of the Rover
Tales to Warm Your Mind 182
1971 On the Shores of Americay 73
1972 The Best of the Irish Rovers
The Irish Rovers Live
1973 Emigrate! Emigrate!
1974 Greatest Hits
1976 Children of the Unicorn
The Irish Rovers in Australia
1979 Tall Ships and Salty Dogs
1980 The Rovers 26 1
Wasn't That a Party 157 38
1981 No More Bread and Butter
1982 Party Album
Pain in My Past
It Was a Night Like This
1984 Twentieth Anniversary
1985 Party with the Rovers
1989 Hardstuff 67
Silver Anniversary
1992 The Boys Come Rolling Home
1993 Years May Come, Years May Go
1994 Celebrate! The First 30 Years
1995 Celtic Collection: The Next Thirty Years
1996 The Irish Rovers' Gems
1998 Come Fill Up Your Glasses
1999 Best of the Irish Rovers 93 14
1999 Songs of Christmas
2000 Down by the Lagan Side
2002 Another Round
2003 Live in Concert
2005 40 Years a-Rovin'
2007 Still Rovin' After All These Years
2010 Gracehill Fair
2011 Home in Ireland 11
2011 Merry Merry Time of Year
2012 Drunken Sailor
2014 50 Years
2015 Songs for the Wee Folk
2016 50th Anniversary, LIVE on St. Patrick's Day
2017 The Unicorn, The Continuing Story
2019 Up Among the Heather, The Scottish Album
2020 Saints And Sinners

SinglesRediger

Year Single Chart Positions
CAN CAN AC CAN Country AUS
[2]
IRL
[3]
US
[4]
US AC
1967 "Orange & Green"
1968 "The Unicorn" 4 5 7 2
"Black Velvet Band"
"Whiskey on a Sunday (The Puppet Song)" 34 75 9
"The Biplane, Ever More" 50 91 13
"The Rovers Street Song Medley" (uudgivet)
1969 "Lily the Pink" 38 7 113 15
"Peter Knight" 98
"Did She Mention My Name"
1970 "Rhymes and Reasons" 76 11 83
"Years May Come, Years May Go" 92 9
1972 "Lord of the Dance" 26
1973 "Morningtown Ride" 83 39
1974 "The Gypsy" 30
1980 "Wasn't That a Party" (som The Rovers) 3 1 9 61 37 46
1981 "Mexican Girl" 6 43
"Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy" 10
1982 "Pain in My Past" 39
"People Who Read People Magazine"
"Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" 20
1985 "Everybody's Making It Big but Me" 10 38
1986 "Donald Where's Your Troosers?" 42 10 38 66
1989 "Other Side of the Evening", "Finnegan's Wake"
1989 "All Sing Together", "Paddy on the Turnpike"
2012 "The Titanic"
2012 "Whores and Hounds"
2020 "The Irish Reggae Band"

TVRediger

TV specials / VHS eller DVDRediger

  • America's Music: Folk 1 [Volume 7] – VHS, 1983
  • Party with the Rovers – VHS, 1988
  • The Irish Rovers Silver Anniversary – CBC, 1989
  • The Irish Rovers Celebrate 30 Years – CBC,1994
  • Celebrate! The First Thirty Years – VHS, 1994
  • Live and Well – VHS, 1995
  • Home In Ireland – PBS TV / DVD, 2011
  • The Irish Rovers Christmas – PBS TV / DVD, 2012
  • 50th Anniversary, LIVE on St. Patrick's Day – SHAW TV on Demand / 2 DVD Set, 2017

Tv-serierRediger

  • The Irish Rovers – 1971, 7 år. CBC
  • The Rovers Comedy House – 1981, 2 år. Global Television / Ulster TV
  • Party with The Rovers – 1984, 3 år. Global Television / Ulster TV
  • Superspecial – 1980's. CBC

ReferencerRediger

  1. ^ "Irish Rovers back home in Northern Ireland to make DVD". Belfast Telegraph, 2010. Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland.
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated udgave). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. s. 149, 259. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  3. ^ "The Irish Charts: All There Is To Know: Irish Rovers". Irish Recorded Music Association. Hentet 28. april 2012.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. s. 431. ISBN 0-89820-188-8.

Eksterne henvisningerRediger