Tír na nÓg (album)

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Tír na nÓg
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Original UK album cover. The photo was taken in 1970 during the first photography session of the band, on the rooftops over Oxford.
Studio album by Tír na nÓg
Released May 1971 (1971-05)
Recorded 1971 (1971), Livingstone Studios, Barnet, London
Genre folk
Length 44:24
Label Chrysalis
Producer Bill Leader
Tír na nÓg chronology
Tír na nÓg
(1971)
A Tear and a Smile
(1972)A Tear and a Smile1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Radio Centraal (Psyche van het folk) 4/5 stars[2]

Tír na nÓg is the first album by Irish band Tír na nÓg. It was released in May 1971 in the United Kingdom by Chrysalis Records and distributed by Island Records but was not published in the United States because Leo O'Kelly and Sonny Condell refused to record a cover of Bob Dylan's "Maggie's Farm" for the album, a song they regularly played live.[3]
German and Spanish presses of the LP have an Island label although the Chrysalis logo also appears on them.

Track listing[edit]

LP track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Time Is Like A Promise" Sonny Condell 2:56
2. "Mariner Blues" Condell 4:12
3. "Daisy Lady" Leo O'Kelly 2:21
4. "Tir Na Nog" O'Kelly 5:20
5. "Aberdeen Angus" Condell 1:50
6. "Looking Up" O'Kelly 4:51
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Boat Song" O'Kelly 3:24
2. "Our Love Will Not Decay" Condell 3:04
3. "Hey Friend" Ray Dolan 3:01
4. "Dance Of Years" Condell 3:50
5. "Live A Day" Condell 3:04
6. "Piccadilly" O'Kelly 5:35
7. "Dante" Condell 2:56
Total length: 44:24

Compact Cassette track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Time Is Like A Promise" Sonny Condell 2:56
2. "Mariner Blues" Condell 4:12
3. "Daisy Lady" Leo O'Kelly 2:21
4. "Tir Na Nog" O'Kelly 5:20
5. "Boat Song" O'Kelly 3:24
6. "Looking Up" O'Kelly 4:51
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Aberdeen Angus" Condell 1:50
2. "Our Love Will Not Decay" Condell 3:04
3. "Hey Friend" Ray Dolan 3:01
4. "Dance Of Years" Condell 3:50
5. "Live A Day" Condell 3:04
6. "Piccadilly" O'Kelly 5:35
7. "Dante" Condell 2:56
Total length: 44:24

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom May 1971 (1971-05) Chrysalis Records stereo LP ILPS 9153
United Kingdom 1971 Chrysalis, Island Records stereo Compact Cassette ZCI 9153
Germany 1971 Chrysalis, Island LP 85 547 IT
Spain 1971 Chrysalis, Island LP 85 547 IT
United Kingdom 1992 BGO Records remastered CD BGOCD53

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Radio Centraal (Psyche van het folk) review
  3. ^ "Leo tells me that the first album was not released in the states because Tir Na Nog would not record Bob Dylan's Maggie's Farm, which the duo used to perform live.", Alan Hadwin, Camouflage fanzine no.3 (summer 1995) - p.2. Retrieved on September 30, 2008.