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The Green Hills Of Ireland

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The rolling hills, gentle mountains and lush fields, the breathtaking natural wonders, the welcoming warmth of the pubs, the smell of the sea and the charm of the locals: all the very best of the Emerald Isle reaches out to our hearts through Celtic song. Cast your ears back to the tunes of the old country with this new collection of vintage Irish songs from ABC Classics: The Green Hills of Ireland.

Following the success of The Teddy Bears’ Picnic on ABC Classics’ Vintage label, The Green Hills of Ireland is sure to rouse the nostalgia, the tradition, the emotions and the cheekiness of the Irish character.

From Galway to Tipperary, Belfast to County Down, from the lanes of Dublin to the Giants Steps, The Green Hills of Ireland is an experience not to be missed. Whether you’ve been enjoying these songs from your earliest years or are discovering them now for the first time, this album will bring alive one of the world’s richest musical cultures and landscapes. Singers Irish-born like John McCormack, James McCafferty and Delia Smith, together with those who embraced Ireland as a spiritual home, including Peter Dawson and Dame Maggie Teyte, bring to life some of the all-time classic Celtic ballads and folksongs enjoyed back home and in the adopted lands of the vast Irish diaspora in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

You’ll be sure to be whistling along to this grand celebration of vintage Irish song from ABC Classics!

Track Listing

1 A Little Bit of Heaven

2 The Kerry Dance

3 The Lark in the Clear Air

4 Off to Philadelphia

5 The Meeting of the Waters

6 That’s How I Spell I-R-E-L-A-N-D

7 Kathleen Mavourneen

8 That Tumbledown Shack in Athlone

9 The Garden Where the Praties Grow

10 Macushla

11 When They Sing ‘The Wearin’ o’ the Green’

in Syncopated Blues

12 The Last Rose of Summer

13 The Rose of Tralee

14 Rory O’More

15 The Dawning of the Day

16 The Mountains o’ Mourne

17 Oft in the Stilly Night

18 Mother Machree

19 The Star of the County Down

20 The Spinning Wheel

21 The Green Hills of Ireland

22 She Moved thro’ the Fair

23 The Pride of Tipperary

24 Danny Boy

25 Ireland, Mother Ireland

1 March 2013