Sunday, April 14, 2019
Raglan Road - Untitled LP c1980
Raglan Road mainly performed in Sydney venues from 1979 into the '80s. This was the first of their albums - an EMI custom production. The release year is unknown to me but it precedes the subsequent 1983 re-release of the album by Larriken Records with the addition of a title - "Irish Folk Songs" (In fact it is an eclectic mix of Irish, English, Scottish songs along with their versions of "The Lachlan Tigers" and the USA "Coal Tattoo).
The band was then composed 0f four members, namely, two Irish expats Martin Doherty and Jim Donnelly, a Scottish lass Kirsty McCallum, and one Tom Minogue about which I can find nothing. (He has been recorded as a Tom Manogue on Discogs and elsewhere but I suspect that this is an error brought by the elaborate calligraphy on the rear of the LP cover.) Can anyone help with this gentleman? He was not in the band in its later years.
They were obviously good performers. I would have loved to have seen a live performance.
One of our kind visitors has pointed out that there is a Raglan Road Reunion site. Click Here to visit it. There is a lot of history and also a CD and a DVD available to purchase.
1. Coal Tattoo
2. Rambling Irishman
3. We're Alive
4. Church street ~ Blackrock Polka medley (instrumental)
5. Fear An Bhata
6. Lachlan Tigers
7. Broom o'Cowden Knowes
8, A piper's prayer (instrumental)
9. Blackleg Miner
10. The town I loved so well
11. Sally free and easy
13. The Old Triangle
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