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Irish Folk Songs and Ballads

Irish Folk Songs and Ballads

The 1961 album Irish Folk Songs and Ballads offers a something of a twist on a typical pattern: Americans learning Irish music in the United States, from Irish immigrants. Dick Cameron, a vocalist from Massachusetts with a warm baritone reminiscent of classic American singers like Bing Crosby, learned these songs upon emigrating to Ireland. Cameron’s decision to accompany the songs with guitar helped bring the instrument to prominence in the 1960s Dublin ballad scene. Liner notes include lyrics and historical song backgrounds.

Track Listing

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Galway City Dick Cameron 2:48
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102
The Lowlands of Holland Dick Cameron 5:05
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103
The Growling Old Woman Dick Cameron 2:15
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104
Love It is a Killing Thing Dick Cameron 3:41
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105
Bold Captain Freeny Dick Cameron 2:06
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106
The Rambling Irishman Dick Cameron 3:50
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107
Johnny from the West Dick Cameron 1:51
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108
I Was Told By My Aunt Dick Cameron 2:27
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109
The Seven Irish Boys Dick Cameron 1:52
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201
The Comber Ballad Dick Cameron 3:13
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202
Brian O'Linn Dick Cameron 3:27
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203
The Maid That Sold Her Barley Dick Cameron 2:19
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204
Nothing To Do Dick Cameron 2:34
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205
The Kerry Moonlighters Dick Cameron 2:48
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206
Johnny the Daisy-O Dick Cameron 2:20
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207
Down the Moor Dick Cameron 2:41
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208
The Cruise of the Calabar Dick Cameron 2:43
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209
The Green Fields of Americay Dick Cameron 3:26
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