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The Unicorn

The Irish Rovers

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Album Review

The single most popular record that The Irish Rovers ever made, their cover of Shel Silverstein's slyly written "The Unicorn" stands apart from the more straightforward material on this album, which is devoted to good times, family, and religious differences, and other significant elements of Irish song.

Customer Reviews

An oldie, but goodie!

This is an old Irish band, but with very entertaining, catchy tunes! I loved every song that they played! A lot of the songs were pretty funny too, and you gotta love that irish accent! Overall, brilliant band, brilliant album, brilliant songs!

The Unicorn

I had this album on vinyl when I was young, my Dad and I wore it out. I always have fond memories when I hear these songs, and reminds me of my wonderful irish "Da".

Good time music

My brother brought this record home years ago and I grew up knowing these songs. Great band and good time music. I just saw them in Mesa, AZ on their current tour and it was an evening filled with great songs, excellent musicianship, and lots of laughs.


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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