Finnegan Wakes

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 and guitar), Barney McKenna (tenor banjo and mandolin), Luke Kelly (vocals and banjo), Ciarán Bourke (vocals, guitar, tin whistle and harmonica) and John Sheahan (fiddle, tin whistle and 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.

Finnegan Wakes
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Live album by
Released1966
Recorded26–27 April 1966
VenueGate Theatre, Dublin
GenreIrish folk
Length38:03
LabelTransatlantic
ProducerNathan Joseph
The Dubliners chronology
In Concert
(1965)
Finnegan Wakes
(1966)
A Drop of the Hard Stuff
(1967)
Singles from Finnegan Wakes
  1. "Nelson's Farewell"
    Released: 1966
Alternative cover
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Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]

Track listingEdit

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" (Dominic Behan)

Side two

  1. "McAlpine's Fusiliers" (Dominic Behan)
  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" ('Galway Joe' Dolan)

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