The Irish Rovers, 50 Years is the greatest of the Greatest Hits, and the best of The Best of The Irish Rovers.
Listen to an extended Album of the Week feature programme from 12 noon on Saturday 17 May produced by Hamish Douglas Burgess of Maui Celtic talking with George Millar. An edited version can be heard at 12 midnight on Saturday and 7.00pm on Monday 19 May.
“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.
This 3 CD pack 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.
The twenty-eight page booklet which accompanies this CD pack contains 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 piece is called “The Life of the Rover” and contains nearly 40 references to the band’s history. It was commissioned by The Irish Rovers. Hamish Douglas Burgess, the Celtic artist, who created the piece in the style of the Book of Kells, also hosts a Celtic music 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.
The CD is also available for download from iTunes in two volumes:
Album of the Week, 12 noon and 12 midnight, Saturday 17 May and 7.00pm Monday 19 May at 7.00pm plus Catch Up anytime.