Song For Ireland
Noel McLoughlin was born in Limerick, Ireland, and he began to play guitar at the age of fifteen. His singing was influenced by The Johnstons, an Irish group popular in the late 60s, and instrumentally by groups like Planxty, Sweeney’s Men, and The Dubliners. He spent his early years in Ireland playing traditional folk music with various groups in countless sessions, festivals, concerts, and in the 1970s he joined several Irish folk bands. In groups he plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, tin whistle, bodhran, and sings. Since 1984 he has performed primarily as a soloist, playing guitar and singing Irish and Scottish folk songs, touring throughout Europe and the United States. The incredible success of his recordings is due to Noel’s impressive but soft voice- especially appreciated by the audiences in his live concerts. He has therefore come to be one of the most acclaimed singers of Irish and Scottish folk. This compilation features Noel’s best recorded songs.