The Irish Rover

Fred Gosbee/Castlebay


This song was popularized by the Clancy brothers and has become standard fare for Irish musicians. In the 1966 publication Walton's New Treasury of Irish Songs and Ballads 2 it is attrubuted to J.M. Crofts of Dublin, but the earliest documented version is from Searsport, Maine, in 1941.

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Concerts in Brief

  • Apr 20
    House Concert,  South Portland
  • May 10
    Janelle Restaurant,  Bowers
  • May 11
    Music on the Mountain,  Brackney
  • May 12
    Bound for Glory,  Ithaca
  • May 29
    Blue,  Portland