The Irish Rovers perform various songs. From You Tube.
During the 1970s, the Irish Rovers hosted a popular CBC-TV series for 6 seasons, winning an ACTRA Award for Best Variety Performance. After a long absence from the charts, the group rebounded in 1981 with the lively number 3 Canadian hit "Wasn't That a Party," written by folk singer Tom Paxton. Will Millar, who had developed his own career by writing children's books and recording several instrumental albums, left the Rovers in 1994 to tour and record with his own group; his albums include the instrumental The Lark In Clear Aire (1994), a children's recording, The Keeper (1995), and the song-based Rogues and Romancers (1996). The remaining members added Belfast-born musicians W. Wallace Hood and John Reynolds to the lineup, and recorded the live album Celebrate: The First 30 Years With The Irish Rovers (1995). The group lost another of its founding members when master joke-teller Jimmy Ferguson died of heart failure while touring America in the fall of 1997.
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The official website for one of the most enduringly popular Celtic bands, the Irish Rovers. Features biographies, tour dates, discography, music samples, and more.