50 Years (Digital Download)


This collector’s item is a tribute to the 50 years of music that The Irish Rovers have produced. This includes their chart-toppers and significant songs from throughtout their career, plus 22 new recordings.

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As of this writing, the Irish Rovers have been travelling the world for close to fifty years and in fact, January 1st of 2015 will be our official 50th Anniversary.  Different members have passed through our ranks over the years and all will be represented in this anthology.

We’ve sung thousands of songs over the years and trying to choose which ones should be included here was about as easy as teaching a chimp how to do an Irish jig, oh wait, they’ve done that!  Oh well…anyway dear fans, here are some early recordings, some children’s songs, some from the middle and later years and some new ones, just written. These songs are from us to you, with the deepest heartfelt gratitude for your unfailing support of us all these years.  Thank you and please enjoy.”

Slainte, George Millar, December 2013

The twenty-eight page booklet which accompanies this CD pack contains lyrics to all the new songs, plus a history of The Irish Rovers with photos from throughtout the years. For additional details of the band, you can also refer to the cover artwork. The commissioned piece is called “The Life of the Rover” and contains nearly 40 references to the band’s history and music. Hamish Douglas Burgess, the  Celtic artist, who created the piece in the style of the Book of Kells, also hosts a Celtic radio show from Maui. The cover art is available as a poster from this website or as a giclee art print from the artist directly.


1.    Come In
2.    Mick Maguire 
3.    Wind that Shakes the Corn
4.    My Old Man’s a Dustman
5.    Black Velvet Band 
6.    The Orange and the Green
7.    The Bog in the Valley  
8.    Kellswater  
9.    The Bonny Lady  
10.    Jigs (Come Fill Up…) 1. Sweet Biddy Daly 2.Tatter Jack Walsh, 3. Rakes of Kildare 4. The Rambling Pitchfork
11.    Star of the Co. Down  
12.    Finnegan’s Wake  
13.    Wild Rover  
14.    Killiburne Brae 
15.    Brigid Flynn    
16     Brady of Strabane
17.    Music in the Glen: 1. Sweet Biddy Daly 2.The Carraroe Jig 3. Charlie Mulivihill’s Reel 4. Music in the Glen
18.    The Barleymow 
19.    Paddy on the Turnpike  
20.    Wasn’t That a Party  (Tom Paxton)
21.    I’ll Tell Me Ma  
22.    The Biplane, Evermore  (Martin Cooper)
23.    Puff the Magic Dragon 
24.    Marvelous Toy   (Tom Paxton)
25.    Morningtown Ride
26.    Yes I Can   (George Millar)
27.    The Unicorn   (Shel Siverstein)


1.    Boys of Belfast  (George Millar)
2.    Bonnie Dundee  
3.    Shores of Botany Bay  
4.    Rolling Home to Ireland  
5.    Reels (Come Fill Up Your Glasses) 1. Tie the Bonnet 2.Scotch Mary 3. The Mountain Road 4. Maud Miller’s 5. Tulla Reel
6.    Down by the Laganside
7.    The Overlanders 
8.    The Rake 
9.    Jigs (Live in Concert)  1. Willie Hunter’s Jig  2.The Maid on the Green 3. The Boys of Tandragee  4. Denis Murphy’s Polka
10.    Dan O’Hara  
11.    Bold O’Donahue
12.    A Long Time Ago  (George Millar)
13.    Wild Colonial Boy  
14.    New York Girls  
15.    Dunluce Castle  (George Millar)
16.    Little Skillet Pot  
17.    Up Among the Heather  
18.    Rambling Boys of Pleasure  (George Millar)
19.    Boolevogue  
20.    Rory Murphy  
21.    Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye
22.    Reels (Live in Concert) 1.Pidgeon on the Gate 2.The Plough and the Stars 3.The Reconcilliation
23.    Girls of Derry  (George Millar)
24.    Dark Island  (I. McLachlan)


1.    Irish Rover 
2.    Ireland Boys Hurray  
3.    Patsy Fagan  
4.    Gracehill Fair  (George Millar)
5.    Rare Ould Mountain Dew  
6.    Whistling Gypsy  
7.    Lily the Pink 
8.    Pheasant Plucker’s Son  (John B. Taylor)
9.    Lewis Bridal Song / Mairi’s Wedding
10.    She Took Me by the Hand 
11.    Whisky in the Jar 
12.    Dear Little Shamrock Shore   (George Millar)
13.    Reels (Gracehill Fair) 1. The Clare Reel  2. The Dawn Reel  
14.    Her Wonderful Ass (George Millar)
15.    The Titanic  (George Millar)
16.    Come Away with Me (George Millar)
17.    What Would You Do 
18.    Whores and Hounds  (George Millar)
19.    Raise a Glass to St. Patrick  (CJ Magee & C Pettigrew)
20.    The Hermit 
21.    Drunken Sailor  
22.    Rovers’ Farewell  (George Millar)

$15.99 On iTunes Vol. 1 includes Disc One plus half of Disc Two:  HERE

$15.99 On iTunes Vol. 2 includes half of Disc Two plus Disc Three: HERE