Dublin Street Songs / Through Dublin City

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Dublin Street Songs / Through Dublin City
Studio album by Frank Harte
Released Dublin Street Songs LP (1967), Through Dublin City LP (1973), re-released on a combined CD 2004
Recorded Two day session in 1967
Genre Folk, Traditional Irish, Sean Nós
Length 56:13
Label Topic, Hummingbird
Producer Bill Leader
Frank Harte chronology
Day Break and a Candle End

Dublin Street Songs and Through Dublin City are LPs of mostly traditional Irish songs by Frank Harte. Dublin Street Songs became Frank Harte's first LP recording in 1967, having been recorded in two days [1] earlier that year by Bill Leader in the UK at the same time as the tracks that were to become Through Dublin City, which was issued on the Topic label in 1973.[2]

The CD is largely made up of traditional Irish songs, though there are some exceptions such as "Henry My Son", which is listed as a "European Ballad".

A CD amalgamating both albums was published in 2004. The full tracklist on this album contains all songs on the LPs except - because of CD space limitations - for "Traveller All Over the World" which was not included on the re-issue.


  1. "Henry My Son" see Lord Randal
  2. "The Night of the Ragman's Ball"
  3. "The Shamrock Shore"
  4. "The Bold Belfast Shoemaker"
  5. "The Night Before Larry was Stretched"
  6. "The Twang Man"
  7. "The Finding of Moses"
  8. "Father Murphy"
  9. "Rosemary Fair"
  10. "The Forgetful Sailor (Johnny Doyle)"
  11. "Dunlavin Green"
  12. "The Spanish Lady"
  13. "The Flower of Magherally"
  14. "James Connolly"
  15. "The Ship Carpenter's Wife"
  16. "The Connereys"
  17. "Three Weeks We Were Wed"
  18. "Matt Hyland"
  19. "The Row in the Town"
  20. "He Rolled Her to the Wall"[4]

Other recordings by Frank Harte[edit]

  • And Listen To My Song, 1976
  • Daybreak And A Candle-End, 1987
  • 1798 - The First Year Of Liberty, 1998
  • My Name Is Napoleon Bonaparte: Traditional Songs On Napoleon Bonaparte, 2001
  • The Hungry Voice: The Song Legacy Of Ireland's Great Hunger, 2004
  • There's Gangs Of Them Digging: Songs Of Irish Labour, 2007


  1. ^ Frank Harte: Dublin Street Songs / Through Dublin City
  2. ^ Harte, Frank, 'Dublin Street Songs', Topic, 1967
  3. ^ Rambles: Frank Harte, Dublin Street Songs Through Dublin City
  4. ^ Harte, Frank, 'Dublin Street Songs / Through Dublin City', Hummingbird, 2004

See also[edit]