The Dubliners get preserved on DVD

Music Video Distributors and Celtic Collections are about to release Dubliners – 40 Years: Live From The Gaiety on DVD.

In the history of Irish music, no group has created and maintained their niche as effectively as the Dubliners. At the beginning of “the ballad era” in the early 60s, folk songs became a meaningful category that ordinary people could relate to and take pride in. The Dubliners however did not adhere to the “squeaky clean” folk image of the time. They were hard drinking backstreet Dublin scrappers with unkempt hair and bushy beards, whose gigs seemed to happen by accident in between fistfights. But their street credibility, their undeniable talent and their honest love of the music has kept them going and made them some of the most famous Irishmen in the world.

Tracks include Fermoy Lassies/Sporting Paddy, Foggy Dew, Rare Old Times, The Banks of the Roses, Black Velvet Band, Showman’s Fancy/Wonder Hornpipe/Swallow’s Tail, Carrickfergus, Lord of the Dance, McAlpine’s Fusiliers, Raglan Road, The Old House/Maid Behind the Bar/Boyne Hunt/Shaskeen/High Reel, Seven Drunken Nights, Don’t Give Up ‘Til It’s Over, The Town I Loved So Well, South Australia, Whiskey in the Jar, Grace, Chief O’Neill’s Hornpipe/Trumpet Hornpipe/Mullingar Races, Dicey Reilly, Cill Chais, Rosin the Bow, Fields of Athenry, Marino Casino / Gerry Cronin’s Reel / Denis Langton’s Reel / The Irish Washerwoman, Dirty Old Town, Wild Rover, The Irish Rover and Molly Malone.

Arriving on November 11th, the two disc set will retail for $24.95.

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