Finnegan Wakes

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Finnegan Wakes
Live album by The Dubliners
Released 1966
Recorded 26/27 April 1966
Genre Irish folk
Label Transatlantic
The Dubliners chronology
In Concert
(1965)
Finnegan Wakes
(1966)
A Drop of the Hard Stuff
(1967)
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Finnegan Wakes is a live album by The Dubliners. Recorded at the Gate Theatre on 26 and 27 April 1966 and produced by Nathan Joseph, this was The Dubliners' final recording for Transatlantic Records. But it was also their first to feature their first established line-up of Ronnie Drew (vocals/guitar), Barney McKenna (tenor banjo)/mandolin), Luke Kelly (vocals/banjo), Ciaran Bourke (vocals/guitar/tin whistle/harmonica) and John Sheahan (fiddle/tin whistle/mandolin). The album featured "Nelson's Farewell", a satirical song about the bombing and destruction of Nelson's Pillar in O'Connell Street, Dublin on 8 March 1966.

Track listing[edit]

Side One:

  1. Finnegan's Wake
  2. Hornpipes: The Sunshine Hornpipe & The Mountain Road
  3. Monto
  4. The Dublin Fusiliers
  5. Hornpipe: Chief O'Neill's Favourite
  6. The Sea Around Us

Side Two:

  1. McAlpine's Fusiliers
  2. Hot Asphalt
  3. The Glendalough Saint
  4. Reel: Within a Mile from Dublin
  5. Will You Come to the Bower
  6. Nelson's Farewell