The Irish Rover

Fred Gosbee/Castlebay


This song was popularized by the Clancy brothers and has become standard fare for Irish musicians. In the 1966 publication Walton's New Treasury of Irish Songs and Ballads 2 it is attrubuted to J.M. Crofts of Dublin, but the earliest documented version is from Searsport, Maine, in 1941.

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Concerts in Brief

  • Mar 12
    The Ridge,  Exeter
  • Mar 15
    Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church,  Baltimore
  • Mar 16
    Lakewood Manor,  Richmond
  • Mar 18
    Well-Spring Retirement Community,  Greensboro
  • Mar 19
    Country Club of Salisbury,  Salisbury