Boys Of The Lough

Irish/Scottish instrumental band, playing mainly traditional Irish and Scottish tunes. 

(Robin Morton is also a record producer)
(Aly Bain has recorded solo)
(Christy O'Leary has recorded solo)
(Dick Gaughan has also recorded with 5 Hand Reel and solo)
(Cathal McConnell has recorded as a duo with Robin Morton, Len Graham and solo)
(Chris Newman has recorded with harpist Maire Ni Chathasaigh)


Title.year.European Label.US Label.
Boys Of The Lough 1972Trailer LER2028 Shanachie 79002
Second Album1973LER 2090Rounder 3006 
Live At Passim 1974Transatlantic TRA296PhiloPH1026
[Reissue]1977 Philo 
Lochaber No More1976Transatlantic TRA311Philo PH1031
The Piper's Broken Finger1976Transatlantic TRA333Philo PH1042
Good Friends ... Good Music 1977Transatlantic TRA 354Philo PH1051
Wish You Were Here (live)1978Transatlantic TRA359Flying Fish FF070
Regrouped1980Topic 12T409Flying Fish FF225
[Reissue]1993 Ossian OSS 79 
In The Tradition1981Topic 12TS422Flying Fish FF263
[Reissue]?1993? Ossian OSS 70 
Open Road1983Topic 12TS433Flying Fish FF310
[Reissue]1993 Ossian OSS 84 
To Welcome Paddy Home (*)1985Lough Records 001Shanachie 79061
Far From Home - Live1986AUK 001Shanachie 79065
Farewell And Remember Me1987Lough Records 002CDShanachie 79067
Sweet Rural Shade1988Lough Records 003CDShanachie 79068
Live at Carnegie Hall1992Lough Records 004CDShanachie 0301
The Fair Hills Of Ireland1992Lough Records 005CDShanachie 0302
The Day Dawn1994Lough  006CD
A Midwinter's Night Dream1996 Gifthorse Records/Blix Street RecordsG2 10033 (CD)
[Simulataneous issue] 1996 Gifthorse Records/Blix Street RecordsG4 10033 (Cass)
The West Of Ireland1999 Lough 007CD
Lonesome Blues and Dancing Shows2002Lough 008CD
Twenty2005 Lough009CD
Midwinter Live2010 Lough 
(* also known as "Welcoming Paddy Home")

Cathal McConnell and Robin Morton.

Title.year.Label. number
An Irish Jubilee1969Ossian OSS24

Collaboration - Catherine O'Hara and Boys of the Lough.

Title. year. Label. number.
Finn McCoul1992 Kid Rhino?

Best Albums(*).

Farewell and Remember Me1987
To Welcome Paddy Home 1985
Second Album 1973
Live at Passim 1974
Lochaber No More1976

(*) Based on critical opinion.

Popular downloads.

Farewell and Remember Me
a Midwinter Waltz
The Hills of Donegal
To Welcome Paddy Home
Forest Flower/ Kitty The Hare/Jenny Dang the Weaver
The Wexford Carol
Once I Loved


Title. year. Label. number.
Geantrai (*) 2007 Gael LinnCEFCD189

(* with contributions by Gerry O'Connor, Joe Burke, Noel Hill and others).

Farewell and Remember Me. Recorded at Rel Studios, Edinburgh 1992. Released on CD in 1992. Produced by Peter Harris and Boys of the Lough. Engineered by Alistair George.
Running time 38 minutes 55 secs. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Christy O'Leary (uilleann pipes, whistle, vocals), John Coakley (guitar, piano, bodhran, mandoline, fiddle). Guest: Ron Shaw (cello) on "Farewell and Remember Me".



1. Sean But/ Tommy People's/ The Lark in the Morning (jigs) All traditional
2. The Lietrim Queen (song) Ian Burns
3. Lucky Can Du Link Ony/ Pottinger's/ Billy Nicholson (reels) Trad/ Tom Anderson/ Trad
4. Farewell and Remember Me (song) J Chalmers
5. Angus Polka no 1/ Angus Polka No 2/ Donegal Barn Dance All trad
6. An Spailpin Fanach (sung in Gaelic)/ The One-Horned Buck (reel) Trad/ Trad
7. Valentia Harbour (air)/ The Jug of Punch (reel)/ MacArthur Road (reel) All trad
8. Lovely Ann (unaccompanied song) Trad
9. The Holly Bush/ The New Ships Are Sailing (reels) All trad
10. The Waterford Waltz/ The Stronsay Waltz Trad/ Trad



Last updated on 28/08/2010