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Beyond the Bog Road

by Eileen Ivers

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    Includes 16 page liner notes booklet with background info for each track and explanations of the influences of the Celtic tradtion on Americana and roots music.

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Walk On 04:08
My friends are leaving My heart’s torn in two Mom’s face is showin’ Her son is leaving too. The road’s unknown The ocean’s too wide The Lord’s gonna help me I know I’ll survive Walk On, and travel the road Keep on walkin’, and carry the load Walk On, continue to roam Til you find your new home Walk On, the Lord at your side Keep on walkin’, and take in the ride (You better) walk on, you’re never alone And you’ll find your way home. New land, new friends I know where I’ve been The tunes are playin’ I’m gonna be home again Nouveau terrain (new ground) Acceuille des amis (welcomes friends) Chantez chansons (sing songs) Heureux d’etre ici (happy to be here)
Crossroads 03:18
Mackerel Sky 05:18
Linin' Track 05:03
Farewell to the groves of shillelagh and shamrock, Farewell to the girls of old Ireland all round; May their hearts be as merry as ever I would wish them When far away on the ocean I’m bound. Oh my father is old and my mother quite feeble, To leave their own country it grieves their hearts sore; Oh the tears in great drops down their cheeks they are rolling, To think they must die upon some foreign shore. But what matters to me where my bones may be buried If in peace and contentment I can spend my life? Oh the green fields of Canada, they daily are blooming; It’s there I’ll put an end to my misery and strife. Farewell to the dances in homes now deserted, When tips struck the lightening in splanks from the floor. The paving and crigging of hobnails on flagstones, The tears of the old folk and shouts of encore. Then its pack up your sea stores considerno longer, Ten dollars a week isn’t very bad pay. With no taxes or tithes to devour up your wages, When you’re on the green fields of America. The sheep ran unshorn and the land’s gone to rushes; The handyman’s gone and the winders of creels; Away cross the ocean, good journeymen tailors, And fiddlers that flake out the old mountain reel. Ah, but I mind the time when old Ireland was flourishing, When lots of her tradesmen could work for good pay. But since our manufactories have crossed the Atlantic, It’s now we must follow to America. And it’s now to conclude and to finish my ditty If ever friendless Irishman chances my way; With the best in the house, I will treat him a welcome, At home on the green fields of America.
Coming Home 02:39


Eileen Ivers focuses on the influences of the Celtic tradition on roots music ...bluegrass, French Canadian, Cajun and Appalachian ...and how it journeyed on to become a fundamental ingredient of the American country music tradition.


released March 4, 2016

Produced by Eileen Ivers

Recorded at Musical Bridge Studios (NY) and
Cauldron Studios (Dublin)
Engineered by Brian Mulligan, Ciaran Byrne,
Ben Wittman, Keith Chirgwin, Tommy Skarupa
Mixed by Ben Wittman at Wittman Productions
Mastered by David Glasser at Airshow
Liner notes by Eileen Ivers
Art Direction and Design by Marlow Palleja
Photographs: Front Cover – Brian Mulligan,
Back Cover – Mel DiGiacomo
Executive Producers: Eileen Ivers, Brian

Eileen Ivers: Fiddle (All), Octave Violin (8,9),
Banjo (1,2,4,7), Mandolin (1,2,4,8)
Ben Wittman: percussion (1,5,6,7,9,10)
Cillian Vallely: uilleann pipes (5)
Deirdre Brennan: vocals (7)
Fionan Debarra: guitar and bodhran (4,6),
guitar (11)
Gabriel Donohue: piano (5,6), dobro (3,11)
Greg Anderson: guitar (1,2,5,6,9,10), guitar
and bouzouki (7)
James Riley: guitar (3,8)
Joanie Madden: low whistle (3,8), high and
low whistle (5)
Leo Traversa: bass (1,2,5,6,7,8,9,10,11)
Martin “Buddy” Connolly: button accordion
Matthew Olwell: foot percussion (9,10)
Niamh Parsons: vocals (3,8)
Tim Shelton: vocals (1,3)
Tommy McDonnell: vocals (7,10), blues
harmonica (2,7)

Songs and Tunes Written by Eileen Ivers (1, 4a,
4b, 4c, 6b, 6d, 11)
Tunes Written by Eileen Ivers and Brian Mulligan
(5, 6a, 6c)
All other songs and tunes arranged by Eileen
Ivers except (3,8) arranged by Eileen Ivers
and Brian Mulligan
Copyright Musical Bridge Publishing/BMI with
the exception of: Irish Black Bottom written by
Percy Venaele and Louis Armstrong

Eileen Ivers uses D’Addario Strings.
Tommy McDonnell plays Lee Oskar/Tombo


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