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Playlist of Johnny Jump Up

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  • Johnny Jump Up - Gaelic Storm

    4:58

    The song Johnny Jump Up by Gaelic Storm off of their CD Special Reserve. WARNING: If you do NOT like Celtic music, don't bother with this song. Thanks.

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    Lyrics:

    I'll tell you a story that happened to me
    One day as I went down to Youghal by the Sea
    The sun it was bright and the day it was warm
    Says I, A quiet pint wouldn't do me no harm

    I went to the barman, I says, Give me a stout
    Says the barman, I'm sorry all the beer tis sold out
    Try whiskey or vodka, ten years in the wood
    Says I, I'll try cider, I heard that it's good

    (CHORUS)
    Oh never, oh never, oh never again
    If I live to a hundred or a hundred and ten
    I fell to the ground and I couldn't get up
    After drinking a pint of the Johnny Jump Up

    After lowering the third I headed straight for the yard
    Where I bumped into Brophy the big civic guard
    Come here to me boy, don't you know we're in the law
    Well I upped with my fist and I shattered his jaw

    He fell to the ground with his knees doubled up
    T'wasnt I hit him t'was the johnny jump
    And the next thing I met down in Youghal by the Sea
    Was a cripple on crutches, and says he to me

    I'm afraid of me life I'll be hit by a car
    Would you help me across to the Railwayman's Bar
    And after three pints of that cider so sweet
    He threw down his crutches and he danced on his feet

    (CHORUS)
    Oh never, oh never, oh never again
    If I live to a hundred or a hundred and ten
    I fell to the ground and I couldn't get up
    After drinking a pint of the Johnny Jump Up

    Now I went up the Lee Road a friend for to see
    They call it the Madhouse in Cork by the Lee
    But when I got up there, the truth I do to tell
    They had the poor bugger locked up in his cell

    Says the guard testing him, Say these words if you can
    'Around the rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran'
    Tell them I'm not crazy, tell them I'm not mad
    T'was only six pints of that cider I had

    Now a man died in the Union by the name of McNabb
    They washed him and placed him outside on a slab
    And after the coroner his measurements did take
    His wife took him home to a bloody fine wake

    It 'twas about twelve o'clock and the beer it was high
    The corpse he sat up and he says with a sigh
    I can't get to heaven, they won't let me up
    'Til I bring them a pint of the Johnny Jump Up

    (CHORUS)
    Oh never, oh never, oh never again
    If I live to a hundred or a hundred and ten
    'Cause I fell to the ground and I couldn't get up
    After drinking a pint of the Johnny Jump Up
    (2x)

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  • johnny jump up, Christy Moore

    2:55

    johnny jump up, Christy Moore...a great song about Cork................up the rebel's!!

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  • Christy Moore - Johnny Jump Up

    2:56

    Song about Youghal. Youghal is a sea-side town in Ireland and it's my hometown. I have used 2 pictures of Christy and many of Youghal. The Railway Men's bar is in one of the pictures. It says Clancy's on it. Enjoy!

  • Johnny Jump Up/Morrisons Jig

    5:01

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Johnny Jump Up/Morrison's Jig · Gaelic Storm

    Gaelic Storm

    ℗ 1998 Omtown Music, a division of Higher Octave Music, Inc.

    Released on: 1998-01-01

    Composer: Traditional
    Composer, Arranger, Work Arranger: Steve Twigger
    Composer, Arranger, Work Arranger: Shep Lonsdale
    Composer, Arranger, Work Arranger: Steve Wehmeyer
    Composer, Arranger, Work Arranger: Patrick Murphy
    Composer, Arranger, Work Arranger: Samantha Hunt

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Johnny Jump Up

    4:35

    Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

    Johnny Jump Up · Christy Moore

    Magic Nights

    ℗ 2019 Yellow Furze Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment Ireland Limited

    Released on: 2019-11-22

    Composer, Lyricist: Trad
    Guitar, Vocal: Declan Sinnott
    Keyboards, Percussion, Vocal: Jimmy Higgins
    Banjo, Fiddle, Viola: Cathal Hayden
    Accordion: Martin O'Connor
    Guitar, Harmonica, Vocal: Seamie O'Dowd
    Vocal: Vickie Keating
    Harp: Joleen McLaughlin
    Producer: Jim Higgins
    Engineer: David Meade
    Mastering Engineer: Richard Dowling

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Jump Up

    3:52

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Johnny Jump Up · Jolyan Jackson · Jimmy Crowley

    The Boys of Fair Hill

    ℗ 2006 Free State Music

    Released on: 2016-05-30

    Music Publisher: Free State Music

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • The Minstrels of Mayhem - Johnny Jump Up - Now

    4:35

    This is one of the best Johnny Jump Up's that I have heard. I fell in love with The Minstrels of Mayhem a long time ago at a Renaissance Fair in Ohio. I still love their music. This is from their cd, Now, released in 1999. Craig Broers made them a trio for this cd. Enjoy!

    The Minstrels of Mayhem are:

    Jerry Barry (Pompador) - vocals, guitar, bass
    Ty Billings (Melodio) - vocals, guitar, flute
    with
    Thomas Nuendel (Thomas) - violin, vocals

    The talented musicians listed below have at one time or another complimented the Minstrels of Mayhem.

    Brad Collier - mandolin, guitar, bass
    Craig Broers (Craig of Farrington) - vocals, bass
    Jim Hancock - vocals, mandolin, guitar
    James Torrey - percussion
    Bob Bielefeld - flute, saxophone
    Gus Correia - percussion
    Martha Gaye - harp
    Marsha Harvey - violin
    Bill Sellers - keyboards

    Check them out at

    LYRICS FOR JOHNNY JUMP UP, as sung by The Minstrels of Mayhem. Thanks to

    I'll tell you a story that happened to me,
    One day as I went down to Youghal by the sea,
    The sun it was bright, and the day it was warm,
    Says I, A quiet pint wouldn't do me no harm.
    I went in and I ordered a bottle of stout,
    Says the barman, I'm sorry, all the beer is sold out,
    Try whiskey, young Paddy, ten years in the wood,
    Says I, I'll try cider, I've heard that it's good.

    Chorus:

    Oh never, oh never, oh never again,
    If I live to a hundred or a hundred and ten,
    I fell to the ground and I could not get up,
    After drinking a quart of the Johnny-Jump-Up.

    After an hour and a third, I went straight for the yard,
    Where I bumped into Brophy, the big civic guard,
    Come 'ere to me boy, don't ya know I'm the law?
    I opened my fist and I shattered his jaw.
    He fell to the ground with his knees doubled up,
    It was not that I hit him, 'twas Johnny Jump Up.
    The next thing saw down in Youghal by the sea,
    Was a cripple on crutches, and says he to me,
    I'm afraid of me life I'll be hit by a car,
    Won't you help me across to The Highwayman's Bar?
    But after drinkin' a quart of the cider so sweet,
    he threw down his crutches and danced on his feet.

    Chorus

    I went down to Bedlam a friend for to see,
    They call it the Madhouse in Cork by the Lee,
    And when I got there, sure the truth I do tell,
    They had the poor bugger locked up in his cell.
    The guard said to him, Say these words if you can,
    Around the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran,
    Tell them I'm not crazy, tell them I'm not mad,
    It was only a sup of the cider I had.

    Chorus

    A man died in the Union by the name of McNabb,
    They dressed him and laid him outside on a slab,
    And after O'Connor his measurements did take,
    Well wife took him home to a bloody fine wake.
    The sun it was hot, the beer it was high,
    When the corpse sits up and says with a sigh,
    I can't get to heaven, they won't let me up,
    'Till I bring them a quart of the Johnny Jump-Up.

    Chorus, repeat.

  • GANAIM - Johnny Jump Up

    5:55

    Kaufe die Musik direkt beim Künstler:
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    Drawings by Romana Schmidbauer (Vienna, Austria)

    Produced by The Roving Mavericks - Creative Collective (Hamburg, Germany)
    Katharina Elvers -
    Delia Gyger -

    Copyright 2018

  • Johnny Jump Up

    3:37

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Johnny Jump Up · The Kreellers

    Sixth and Porter

    ℗ 2008 The Kreellers

    Released on: 2008-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Christy Moore , Johnny Jump Up, Vicar Street , 20th December 2016

    4:18

    On his second night at Vicar Street in Dublin Christy sings this song which he said he hasn't sung since 1976 , except when he did it last night .

  • The Rovers - Johnny Jump Up

    7:17

    Annapolis Irish Festival 2012
    The Rovers sing Johnny Jump Up with help from Patrick Murphy of Gaelic Storm

  • Johnny Jump Up - Gaelic Storm

    4:57

    Johnny Jump Up from the album Gaelic Storm (1998)

    Lyrics:

    I'll tell you a story that happened to me
    One day as I went down to Youghal by the Sea
    The sun it was bright. and the day it was warm
    Says I A quiet pint wouldn't do me no harm

    I went to the barman, I says, Give me a stout
    Says the barman, I'm sorry all the beer tis' sold out
    Try whiskey or vodka, ten years in the wood
    Says I, I'll try cider, I heard that it's good

    Oh never, oh never, oh never again
    If i live to a hundred or a hundred and ten
    'Cause I fell to the ground and I couldn't get up
    After drinking a pint of the Johnny Jump Up

    After lowering the third I headed straight for the yard
    Where I bumped into Brophy the big civic guard
    Come here to me boy, don't you know i'm the law
    Well I upped, with my fist, and I shattered his jaw

    He fell to the ground with his knees doubled up
    For t'wasnt I hit him t'was the johnny jump
    And the next thing I met down in Youghal by the Sea
    Was a cripple on crutches, and says he to me

    I'm afraid o' me life I'll be hit by a car
    Would you help me across to the Railwayman's Bar
    And after three pints of that cider so sweet
    He threw down his trousers, and he danced on his feet

    Oh never, oh never, oh never again
    If i live to a hundred or a hundred and ten
    'Cause I fell to the ground and I couldn't get up
    After drinking a pint of the Johnny Jump Up

    Now I went up the Lee Road a friend for to see
    They call it the Madhouse in Cork by the Lee
    But when I got up there, the truth I do to tell
    They had the poor bugger locked up in his cell

    Says the guard testing him, Say these words if you can
    'Around the rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran'
    Tell them I'm not crazy, tell them I'm not mad
    T'was only six pints of that cider I had

    Now a man died in the Union by the name of McNabb
    They washed him and placed him outside on a slab
    And after the coroner his measurements did take
    His wife took him home to a bloody fine wake

    'Twas about twelve o'clock and the beer it was high
    The corpse he sat up and he says with a sigh
    I can't get to heaven, they won't let me up
    'Til I bring them a pint of the Johnny Jump Up

    Oh never, oh never, oh never again
    If i live to a hundred or a hundred and ten
    'Cause I fell to the ground and I couldn't get up
    After drinking a pint of the Johnny Jump Up

    Oh never, oh never, oh never again
    If i live to a hundred or a hundred and ten
    'Cause I fell to the ground and I couldn't get up
    After drinking a pint of the Johnny Jump Up

    Note: I do not own this song and all credit goes to Gaelic Storm and their label Lost Again Records, and if i am not allowed to keep the video up, i will remove it.

  • 369. Johnny Jump-Up - John Walsh

    4:43

    Because of the general shortage of materials during World War One, cider was stored in casks which had been used for maturing whiskey. The cider drew the spirit from the wood and the result was 'Johnny Jump-Up,' a very potent cider.

    This song is set in Youghal (pronounced Yawl) which is a coastal town in Cork. People who know Cork would realise that 'Up the Lee Road' refers to a mental hospital situated there.

    It is sung here by John Walsh, one of my friends from the Hong Kong Folk Society.

    Lyrics and chords of this song can be found here:

    You can see a playlist of my Irish songs here:

    A playlist of my drinking songs is here:

    For lyrics and chords of all my songs, please see my website:

  • Johnny Jump Up - Irish Drinking Song

    3:46

    Johnny Jump Up is a great traditional Irish drinking song that I first heard sung by Christy Moore and later by 3 Pints Gone. I added such a great rhythm to it that it has turned into one of the few songs I can turn into a ten minute Celtic music jam.

  • Johnny Jump Up

    3:39

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Johnny Jump Up · The Langer's Ball

    The Devil or the Barrel

    ℗ 2012 The Langer's Ball

    Released on: 2012-08-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Jump Up

    3:17

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Johnny Jump Up · Master Bones Jangle and The Voodoo Island Cannibals

    Lots O' Booty

    ℗ 2011 Michael Wayne Pruitt

    Released on: 2011-08-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Jump Up

    3:46

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Johnny Jump Up · Harry O'donoghue

    Live and Just as Well

    ℗ 2010 Columbine Blue Music

    Released on: 2010-06-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Jump Up/Swallow Tail Jig by Amadan

    4:28

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Johnny Jump Up/Swallow Tail Jig by Amadan · Amadan

    The Secret World of Celtic Rock

    ℗ 2005 Marc Gunn

    Released on: 2005-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Jump Up

    4:26

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Johnny Jump Up · Hair of the Dog

    Let It Flow

    ℗ 2002 October Eve Records

    Released on: 2002-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Jump Up - Wylde Nept - Iowa Irish Fest 2011

    4:55

    Wylde Nept at the 2011 Iowa Irish Fest - Brought to you by: KCIrishMusic.com

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  • Christy Moore - Black Album - 07 - Johnny Jumpup

    3:01

    -uploaded in HD at

  • Blackeyed Biddy - Johnny Jump Up

    3:25

    From the album Guid Neibours , Birnock Records, 1984.

    Lionel McClelland (vocals, guitar, whistles, double bass), Billy Henderson (vocals, guitar, mandola), Kris Koren (vocals, guitar, mandola, mandolin, banjo, bodhran)

  • Johnny Jump Up

    5:03

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Johnny Jump Up · Wylde Nept

    Live in 3-D

    ℗ 1999 Wylde Nept

    Released on: 1999-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Jump Up - Amadan

    4:27

    The classic song, performed by Amadan

  • The Royal Spuds - Johnny Jump Up

    3:31

    One of the songs from our latest EP Unforgotten Lore (available for free on Spotify) performed at the EP's release show!

    Video credits go to Marcel Uithoof

  • Irish Singer - Harry ODonoghue - Johnny Jump up

    4:30

    fun Irish tune

  • Gaelic Storm-Johnny Tarr and Johnny Jump Up

    7:48

    Celtic Fling, June 26th 2009

  • Johnny Jump Up - Bocca Musica

    5:48

    Johnny Jump Up
    Bocca Musica
    Guinness Pub
    Recorded at Michigan Renaissance Festival
    On August 24th, 2019

    Randy (the singer) had retired last year. Do to an injury, he agreed to come back for one day.

  • Johnny Jump Up - Ceann

    3:32

    Ceann performing their version of Johnny Jump Up live at the Sellersville Theater April 26th 2009.

  • Ceann - Johnny Jump Up

    5:16

    Ceann performing Johnny Jump Up at Celtic Fling on Sunday, June 28, 2009.

  • Johnny Jump Up

    4:39

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Johnny Jump Up · The Bilge Pumps

    The Idiodyssey

    ℗ 2012 Ibidis Mortem Productions

    Released on: 2012-10-15

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Jump Up

    3:51

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Johnny Jump Up · O'Donoghue

    It'll be alright on the night

    ℗ 1998 Columbine Blue Music

    Released on: 1998-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Jump Up

    3:34

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Johnny Jump Up · Brobdingnagian Bards

    The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs

    ℗ 2007 Marc Gunn & Andrew McKee

    Released on: 2007-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Gaelic Storm/Johnny Jump-up

    3:49

    10/23/10 @ The Gothic Theatre in Englewood ,Co.

    I'll tell you a story that happened to me
    One day as I went down to Youghal by the Sea
    The sun it was bright and the day it was warm
    Says I, A quiet pint wouldn't do me no harm

    I went in to the barman, I says, Give me a stout
    Says the barman, I'm sorry all the beer tis sold out
    Try whiskey or vodka, ten years in the wood
    Says I, I'll try cider, I heard that it's good

    Oh never, oh never, oh never again
    If I live to a hundred or a hundred and ten
    I fell to the ground and I couldn't get up
    After drinking a pint of the Johnny Jump Up

    After lowering the third I headed straight for the yard
    Where I bumped into Brophy the big civic guard
    Come here to me boy don't you know we're in the law
    Well I upped with my fist and I shattered his jaw

    He fell to the ground with his knees crumpled up
    For t'wasnt I hit him t'was the johnny jump
    And the next thing I met down in Youghal by the Sea
    Was a cripple on crutches, and says he to me

    I'm afraid o' me life I'll be hit by a car
    Would you help me across to the Railwayman's Bar
    And after three pints of that cider so sweet
    He threw down his crutches and he danced on his feet

    Oh never, oh never, oh never again
    If I live to a hundred or a hundred and ten

    [ From: ]

    Cause I fell to the ground and I couldn't get up
    After drinking a pint of the Johnny Jump Up

    Now I went up the Lee Road a friend for to see
    They call it the Madhouse in Cork by the Lee
    But when I got up there, the truth I do to tell
    They had the poor bugger locked up in his cell

    Says the guard testing him, Say these words if you can
    'Around the rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran'
    Tell them I'm not crazy, tell them I'm not mad
    T'was only six pints of that cider I had

    Now a man died in the Union by the name of McNabb
    They washed him and placed him outside on a slab
    And after the coroner his measurements did take
    His wife took him home to a bloody fine wake

    'Twas about twelve o'clock and the beer it was high
    The corpse he sat up and he says with a sigh
    I can't get to heaven, they won't let me up
    'Til I bring them a pint of the Johnny Jump Up

    Oh never, oh never, oh never again
    If I live to a hundred or a hundred and ten
    'Cause I fell to the ground and I couldn't get up
    After drinking a pint of the Johnny Jump Up
    (2x)

  • Johnny Jump Up

    5:07

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Johnny Jump Up · Sgian Dubh

    Frightening All the Dogs

    ℗ 2011 Sgian Dubh

    Released on: 2011-08-31

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Ceann - Johnny Jump Up

    4:24

    Ceann performing at Celtic Fling on Sunday, June 27, 2010.

  • Johnny Jump Up / Morrisons Jig

    6:09

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Johnny Jump Up / Morrison's Jig · FinTan

    Beo

    ℗ 2006 FinTan

    Released on: 2006-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Jump Up

    3:25

    Provided to YouTube by Ingrooves

    Johnny Jump Up · Alpine Zephyr

    Johnny Jump Up

    ℗ (p)Zabulon Publishing/P37 Studios/XLP

    Writer, Composer: Paul Udouj
    Writer, Composer: Greg P. Cook

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Jump Up

    3:35

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Johnny Jump Up · Paddy-B.

    Johnny Jump Up

    ℗ 2007 Brambus Records

    Released on: 2007-08-07

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Jump Up/Monaghan Jig

    5:37

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Johnny Jump Up/Monaghan Jig · Appalachian Celtic Consort

    Drop O' the Pure

    ℗ 2002 Patrick Wiegand

    Released on: 2002-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • ANNA SHANNON with johnny-jump-up. Appleby Horse Fair

    3:49

    johnny-jump-up are an exciting Anglo-Irish trio who have been based in Yorkshire since they formed late in 2003. Their varied musical backgrounds and approach to Irish music make for an entertaining if not slightly unusual take on traditional songs and tunes. From the folk talents of multi-instrumental Anna Shannon to the rock-steady bass of Royston Piper not to mention the paddywhackery from guitarist/singer Oisin Chamine, this trio have built up quite a following for their sound which they have described as up-tempo with a few twists and turns. Whatever label you choose for it, this group have certainly found a formula that works for the audiences as well as, it seems, for the landlords.
    Their set features a broad range of material, including traditional Irish jigs and reels, English folk tunes, Pogues and original material. They were described by one pub owner as a great band to get drunk to a fact reflected in their name, which comes from a song describing an Irish cider, a quart of which is the entry price to heaven.
    Thanks to SONIC MOLES studio for the recording

  • Holzklasse - Johnny Jump Up - 22.12.2018 - Halle 101, Speyer

    1:08

    Holzklasse - Irish Folk and other traditional music

    Check us out!

  • Johnny Hash - Johnny Jump Up

    4:46

  • Johnny Jump Up

    3:08

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Johnny Jump Up · The Donegal X-Press

    Stand Alone

    ℗ 2004 DXPLive, Inc.

    Released on: 2006-06-13

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Jump Up The Galway Hooker Band

    4:41

    The Galway Hooker Band Hooker Style

  • Johnny Jump Up / Morrisons Jig

    5:28

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Johnny Jump Up / Morrison's Jig · FinTan

    Rising

    ℗ 2008 FinTan

    Released on: 2008-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Jump Up

    3:47

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Johnny Jump Up · Marc Gunn & the Dubliners' Tabby Cats

    Irish Pub Songs Companion

    ℗ 2014 Marc Gunn

    Released on: 2014-01-30

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Jump Up & Morrisons Jig

    6:22

    Sunday, 03-21-2010 Temecula Bluegrass Festival. Sligo Rags opens for the Alan Munde Gazette. Johnny Jump Up, a song about a particular brand of hard cider created in Youghal, County Cork, Ireland, followed by Morrison's Jig. Sligo Rags is David Burns (guitar), Michael Kelly (fiddle), Andy Reilly (percussion), and Gordon Rustvold (bass).

  • Johnny Jump Up

    2:57

    The Village .Idiots performing Johnny Jump Up. Arrangement (c) 2010 The Village Idiots LLC

  • Johnny Jump Up with Possibly Irish at National Night Out

    4:27

    After a great deal of effort tracking down the rights to this song, brought to the attention of the world by Jimmy Crowley of Cork, who said the lyrics were written by Tadhg Jordan to a traditional tune and that the song could be freely recorded now. Also, the wonderful woman who passed messages between us said, she lives in Clonmel, County Tipperary which is home to the famous Bulmers Cider which she says is without question the potent mixture so detrimental to the characters in the song!

    Timothy Ward leads Possibly Irish at the Carlton Night Out in Oregon, USA. Band mates in this performance at (left to right) Susan Vaslev (accordion), Abby Ulveland (fiddle), Timothy Ward (guitar), Evan Merklin (mandolin), Cameron McCoy (bodhran drum).

    This full band studio recording of this song is available as a single or on Possibly Irish's CD Keeping It Celtic released in December 2019. All the band's CDs are available on iTunes and most online music outlets.
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