The Irish Rovers

The Irish Rovers

The Irish Rovers

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  • No End in Sight
  • January 2022
  • 15 Songs

Top Songs

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The Unicorn
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Drunken Sailor
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Wasn't That A Party
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Lewis Bridal Song / Mairi's Wedding
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The Orange And The Green

Albums

  • The Wellerman

    Jan 2022 • 1 song

  • Hey Boys Sing Us A Song

    Dec 2021 • 1 song

  • Hardstuff

    Jun 2020 • 10 songs

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The Irish Rovers

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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, from the song "The Irish Rover." The duo of Millar and Ferguson became a trio with...
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