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40 Years a-Rovin'

The Irish Rovers

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Customer Reviews

Irish rovers

True a one of a kind Irish folk band, best out there.

These guys...

What can I say about the Irish Rovers? Well, I could give my two-hour long opinion, but I'll condense it: they have talent. Their singing is exceptional and I like the wealth of instruments they include in each song. Even Haul Away Joe has instruments. Normally I'd complain about that, but these guys do it so well that I can't. Also, their version of The Dark Island is amazingly captivating and beautiful. I can't put into words how beautiful it is. It's not on this album, but they have many that include it. Even the songs you don't know will become familiar and you will cherish each one. There are better bands, but not many that I know of. These guys' albums are must-haves for any Celtic music enthusiast or just a musician in general.

Biography

Formed: 1964 in Alberta, Canada

Genre: World

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The Irish Rovers were one of the more popular folk-based singing groups to come out of Ireland in the mid-'60s, although they had to do it by way of Canada. As teenagers, founders George Millar (guitar, vocals, banjo) and Jimmy Ferguson (vocals) were former residents of Northern Ireland, living in Toronto, when they started singing together in 1963, originally for cigarette and beer money. It was Millar's mother who suggested, on hearing the duo rehearse, that they use the name the Irish Rovers,...
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