An Irishman in North Americay

An Irishman in North Americay

Tom Kines FW03522 / FG 3522

Irish-Canadian folksinger Tom Kines (1922–1994) had learned Irish songs as a child from his grandfather, and during World War II, when he was stationed with the Canadian Navy in Northern Ireland, he learned more. On his return home after the war, he was astonished to realize “how widespread was the influence of the Irish folk song” on the music of North America. The result is this 1961 recording. Although most of the songs he selected have US variants, Kines presents the Canadian versions.

Liner notes include lyrics and information about the songs.

Year Released 1962
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1962 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Celtic; World
Country(s) Canada; Ireland; United Kingdom
Culture Group(s) Irish-Canadian
Instrument(s) Guitar; Vocals
Subject(s) Ballads; Bawdy songs; Courtship; Crime; Drinking songs; Folksong revival; Love songs; Marriage; Music--British Isles; Music--Ireland; Outlaw songs; Political ballads and songs; Wit and humor

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101 Lilting Tom Kines 0:32
102 The Wild Irishman Tom Kines 2:45
103 The Brown Girl Tom Kines 1:37
104 Dornan's Ass Tom Kines 2:20
105 The Banks of the Roses Tom Kines 2:07
106 Tim Finnegan's Wake Tom Kines 2:12
107 My Irish Polly Tom Kines 2:58
108 The Foot of the Mountain Brow Tom Kines 2:37
109 Mushana Fol The Day Tom Kines 1:33
110 The Spree Tom Kines 0:46
201 Brennan on the Moor Tom Kines 3:27
202 My Good Looking Man Tom Kines 1:21
203 Down by the Fair River Tom Kines 3:11
204 Cod Liver Oil Tom Kines 2:23
205 The Cork Leg Tom Kines 2:07
206 Whiskey in the Jar Tom Kines 2:09
207 A Young Man Liv'd in Belfast Town - Crockery Ware Tom Kines 2:20
208 Daniel O'Connell Tom Kines 2:52
209 A Parting Glass Tom Kines 1:18
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