Dubliners With Luke Kelly
In the history of Irish music, no group has created and maintained their calling as effectively as the Dubliners. They began their career in 1962. The original members were Ronnie Drew, Ciaran Bourke, Luke Kelly, and Barney McKenna. In 1963 they were joined by John Sheahan. In 1967 the band recorded “The New Dubliners.” The track “Seven Drunken Nights,” was released as a single. It was so bawdy that the official media decided to ban it. Luckily for the Dubliners it was picked up by the pirate station Radio Caroline and given saturation airplay. As a result, it stayed at the top of the charts in Ireland for two months and shot up to number five on the British Pop charts launching the Dubliners into stardom. More recordings followed and a performance in front of a capacity crowd in the Royal Albert Hall, London. By the early 70s, they were touring the world. This special compilation album includes the group’s biggest hits as well as several lesser-known but equally enticing songs.