Album of The Week ‘Up Among The Heather’ The Scottish Album by The Irish Rovers 25th May 2019
The Irish Rovers
Present line up George Millar, Wilcil McDowell, Sean O’Driscoll, Ian Millar, Fred Graham, Geoffrey Kelly, Morris Crum, Gerry O’Connor, Davey Walker
With over 40 albums to their name and as many singles and over 55 years touring under their belts. While the Irish Rovers have just finished their tour of Canada / USA and Ireland and bring some new, some old tunes and songs, all with the influence of Scotland behind this wonderful new album
Listen in at 12 pm on the 25th May when Hamish Douglas Burgess is in conversation with the band !
Formed in 1963 with both Canadian and Irish members. From the ‘voices’ of Will Millar / Jimmy Ferguson / George & Joe Miller for at least the first 20 years joined by John Reynolds / Ian Miller and for almost 50 years the accordion king – Wilcil McDowell! Past members also including Jimmy Ferguson /Kevin McKeown/ Wallace Hood / Paul Lawson.
From their own TV Show in Canada which ran for 7 years where many an Irish and non Irish artist guested from The Clancy’s, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Vera Lynn and Anne Murry, to Carl Perkins and Bobby Darin to name but a few.
They have toured the world to sell out crowd of loyal and new fans and continue to do so, recently having been back in Ireland and meeting up with our own Hamish Douglas Burgess – Maui Celtic Radio Show and Celtic Music Radio! Who’s show is sponsored by The Irish Rovers! Hamish is also celebrating his 600th Show this week.