75 Irish songs collected, adapted, written, and sung by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. Arranged for piano and guitar by Robert DeCormier, compiled and edited by Joy Graeme with a foreword by Pete Hamill.
This is an absolute "must" in any Clancy Brothers fan's library. It is a superb book, richly illustrated with an excellent foreword by Peter Hamill, ample discography and is the source of many songs in my repertoire. A rare treasure is that it has a decent piano score allowing easy arrangements for larger groups. I have just one minor quibble in that the lyrics are often missing interesting verses found in other songbooks.
I note with wry amusement that certain English and Scottish songs such as The Leaving of Liverpool
, The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie
, The Earl of Murray
, The Butcher Boy
, MacPherson's Lament
and The Calton Weaver (Nancy Whisky)
are included as Irish songs by these big-hearted gentlemen. I forgive 'em!