Luke Kelly - The Definitive Collection

Luke Kelly - The Definitive Collection


Release Date: 19/11/2010

Luke Kelly - The Definitive Collection covers the length of Luke's illustrious recording career - 21 years (and coinciding with what would have been Luke's 70th birthday 17th Nov 2010) - a double CD collection of studio recordings from 1962 to Luke's untimely death in 1984 covering the original releases of the songs that became synonymous with Luke.

In addition the collection will include Luke's rare and brilliant recording of Ray Davies song "Thank You For The Days" which was originally a huge hit for The Kinks and also Kirsty MacColl in later years.

The album also features Luke classics including "Raglan Road", "Song For Ireland", "Scorn Not His Simplicity" and "The Night Visiting Song" and sleeve notes contributed by Michael D. Higgins speaking about Luke in the year following his passing. The collection is supported by Luke's family and his fellow band members in The Dubliners.



1. Thank You for the Days

2. Farewell to Carlingford

3. Muirshin Durkin

4. Scorn Not His Simplicity

5. The Gartan Mother's Lullaby

6.Peggy Gordon

7. The Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe

8. Kelly the Boy from Killane

9. The Travelling People

10. Go to Sea No More

11. The Net Hauling Song

12. The Sun Is Burning

13. Alabama '58

14. The Auld Triangle

15. For What Died the Sons of Róisín

16. Whiskey in the Jar

17. The Black Velvet Band

18. The Town I Loved So Well

19. Joe Hill

20. A Song for Ireland


1. Maids When You're Young Never Wed an Old Man

2. The Rocky Road to Dublin

3. The Shoals of Herring

4. Paddy On the Railway

5. Raglan Road

6. Schooldays Over

7. The Dundee Weaver

8. The Thirty Foot Trailer

9. The Banks of the Sweet Primroses

10. I Know My Love

11. Dirty Old Town

12. I'm a Rover

13. Tramps and Hawkers

14. The Rising of the Moon

15. The Galway Races

16. The Peat Bog Soldiers

17. The Lifeboat Mona

18. The Springhill Mining Disaster

19. The Night Visiting Song

20. The Wild Rover

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