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The Very Best of The Irish Tenors

If you still have the enviable pleasure of discovering these amazing vocalists-or want to turn a friend on to their musical charms-this compilation CD will do the job nicely. It brings together such classics as "Danny Boy," "Toora Loora" "Last Rose of Summer," and "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (featuring John McDermott)-all rendered with the kind of passionate, heartfelt, and harmonious crooning that is their signature style, whether they're singing as an ensemble or as highlighted soloists. Adapted and edited from a review by Sarah Chin.
Click here for Best of the Irish Tenors.

...and other Irish love songs. Includes many old favorites, from Danny Boy to Galway Bay.
Click here for Come Back to Erin

My Wild Irish Rose

Many of John McCormack's recordings have been remastered and are available on amazon.
Click here for My Wild Irish Rose - just one of dozens from which to choose.

Bing Crosby's Irish Collection which includes Did Your Mother come from Ireland. This is one of Bing's most popular recordings and is available on amazon.
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June 14th is John McCormick's birthday here is a splendid recording which includes him singing many old favorites.
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We have seen The Irish Tenors in concert and they are truly magnificent! While seeing and hearing them live is the ultimate, playing this CD helps us to relive the magic of that memorable evening.
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A '2 on 1' special in memory of Belfast-born Ruby who passed away a few years ago. These are the two most successful 'Irish' albums from the late 50's and early 60's. In all, there are 22 cuts which include favorites such as Christmas in Killarney, Miss O'Leary's Irish Fruit Cake, Dear Old Donegal, Mountains of Mourne and many more. With recordings that were impossible to find until this collection became available, if you're a fan of the "Irish Nightingale," this is one set that belongs in your music library.
Adapted and edited from an amazon review.
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Ronan Tynan

“When Ronan sings the clouds cry but the sun turns up sooner than it would have,” Bono writes in a liner note for "Ronan", the tenor’s new recording for Decca. “He sang for my father, Bob, as we put him in the ground, and it felt like shelter. The wind died down, the rain stopped for the loudest, softest voice we have … a great Irish tenor.”
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Ireland’s Greatest Hits
Various Artists

If you are looking for what might be the best versions of "That's an Irish Lullaby", Mother Machree, My Wild Irish Rose, and other Irish classics, you've found the right CD because John Gary's versions of these songs are the greatest renditions, I have ever heard, and that includes Frank Patterson.
Adapted from an Amazon review. ED. Note: John Gary’s version of Kathleen Mavourneen is also brilliant and what drew us to the CD to begin with.
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The Danny Boy Album
Various Artists

Enthralling from beginning to end, the variety of renditions keeps the listener anxiously waiting for the next one. From Mario Lanza to James Galway, the Chieftains to Kate Smith, herewith are a dozen versions of the ageless classic.
To listen to samples or to purchase, please click The Danny Boy Album.

This is Ireland
Various Artists

A popular collection of favorite classics from Danny Boy to Clancy Lowered the Boom. Take a look at the playlist and have a bit of a giggle when you see the hilarious typo on track #7. We’re not going to give it away - you have to go look for yourself!
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Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Fungie, the Dolphin of Dingle Bay

The dolphin is one of Ireland’s most fascinating mammals and Fungie is the most famous. He is a fully- grown bottlenose who is 13 feet (4 meteres) long and weighs about 500 lbs or around one-quarter tonne.
Fungie was first noticed in 1984 when Paddy Ferriter, the Dingle Harbour lighthouse keeper, began watching a lone wild dolphin escort the town's fishing boats to and from port. 
Later that year, it became officially recorded that Fungie was a permanent resident of the entrance channel to Dingle and the self-appointed “pilot” of the fleet. 
Over the years Fungie has developed from a timid but inquisitive observer of the human visitors into a playful, though mischievous, companion.  From observation of marks on his body, it seems that he does 'interact' with other whales, dolphins or porpoises, proving perhaps he is neither hermit nor outcast from his own kind, but rather that he is simply content to spend most of his time in and around Dingle Bay.

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Can't Find it?!

Our Library is compiled from what we know and like. If you can't find what you're looking for read on.
• First: go to Amazon -
There's no escaping the fact that they are the largest catalog.
Note: There are multiple Amazons and they do not carry exactly the same items. Any one of the U.S., U.K. and Canada sites may not have the item but another Amazon will. Each site will ship anywhere in the world. Try them all before you give up.
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• Second: Amazon doesn't have it? Try BMG. They are one of the largest Music stores - period. Click here for BMG Music.
We recommend you search for artist or title words.
• Third: Still can't find It? Alright, try ALibris they are the place for 'books you never thought you'd find'. They now carry music (even vinyl). The prices vary, since they are offered from various sources.
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• Fourth: Is it in print, at least?
Try Irish Music International, they'll go out of their way to obtain any item currently available.
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• Last: Nothing Worked?
E-Mail us, we'll give it a go. Click for Russ & Bridget.


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