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Albums

LIFE IN AN IRISH TOWN

John Spillane

2013 (Universal Music Ireland)

  1. LIFE IN AN IRISH TOWN
  2. GRAIGUENAMANAGH
  3. FETHARD TOWN
  4. CASTLEISLAND
  5. NEAR COOTEHILL TOWN
  6. KILTIMAGH
  7. CASTLEPOLLARD
  8. THE FERRY ARMS
  9. AN SPAILPÍN FÁNACH
  10. THE BALLAD OF PATRICK MURPHY
  11. ALL THE WAYS YOU WANDER

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(All songs written by John Spillane except 9.‘An Spailpín Fánach’ traditional arranged by John Spillane)

 

A Rock To Cling To

John Spillane

2011 (EMI Music Ireland)

  1. A Rock To Cling To (Lyrics)
  2. Love Is King (Lyrics)
  3. The Best Is Yet To Come (Lyrics)
  4. Purple Mountain (Lyrics)
  5. When We Sang (Lyrics)
  6. The Dancer (Lyrics)
  7. Memory Lane (Lyrics)
  8. Passage West (Lyrics)
  9. There Was A Man (Lyrics)
  10. Let There Be Nothing (Lyrics)
  11. Lovers Leap (Lyrics)
  12. Thanks Love (Lyrics)
 

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More Irish Songs We Learned at School

John Spillane

2009 (EMI Music Ireland)

  1. Buachaill ón Éirne
  2. Téir Abhaile Riú
  3. Cúnla(with Christy Moore)
  4. An Spailpín Fánach
  5. Do Bhíos Lá i bPort Láirge
  6. Dilín Ó Deamhas
  7. Thuganar Féinan Samhradh Linn
  8. Do Bhí Bean Uascal/Carricfergus with Séan Ó Sé)
  9. Siúl a Rún
  10. Amhráinín Síodraimín
  11. Oícje Chiúin(silent night)
  12. Mná na hÉIREANN
  13. Amhrán na Bhiann

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Buy this album online from: iTunes, 7 Digital

The Best of John Spillane – So Far So Good, Like

John Spillane

2009 (EMI Music Ireland)

  1. Passage West   Lyrics
  2. The Dance Of The Cherry Trees   Lyrics
  3. Lovers Leap   Lyrics
  4. All The Ways You Wander   Lyrics
  5. Johnny Don’t Go To Ballincollig (remastered)   Lyrics
  6. Everything’s Turning To Gold, Cathy (remastered)   Lyrics
  7. Will We Be Brilliant Or What?   Lyrics
  8. Magic Nights In The Lobby Bar   
  9. Hey Dreamer   Lyrics
  10. The Dunnes Stores Girl   Lyrics
  11. Buille Mo Chroí – The Beat of My Heart   Lyrics
  12. Iníon Deichtine – The Wounded Hero   Lyrics
  13. There Was A Man   Lyrics
  14. Rise Up Lovely Molly   Lyrics
  15. Beidh Aonach Amarach   Lyrics
  16. Oro Se Do Bheatha Abhaile   Lyrics

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Buy this album online from: iTunes, 7Digital

Irish Songs We Learned at School

John Spillane (featuring Seán Ó Sé & Peadar Ó Riada on An Poc ar Buile; and the children of GaelCholáiste Choilm, Ballincollig, County Cork)

2008 (EMI Music Ireland)

  1. Báidín Fhelimí
  2. An Poc ar Buile
  3. Trasna na dTonnta
  4. Séamuisín
  5. Óró, Sé do Bheatha Abhaíle
  6. Cill Chais
  7. Beidh Aonach Amárach
  8. An Maidrí Rua
  9. Níl ‘ma Lá
  10. Óró Mo Bháidin
  11. Ar Éirinn Ní Neosfainn Cé hÍ
  12. Bean Pháidín
  13. Peigín Leitir Móir

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My Dark Rosaleen & The Island of Dreams

John Spillane

2008 (EMI Music Ireland)

  1. There Was A Man   Lyrics
  2. Rise Up Lovely Molly   Lyrics
  3. Ireland Free   Lyrics
  4. Not My Love   Lyrics
  5. Gortatagort (The Farm)   Lyrics
  6. One Morning In May   Lyrics
  7. Dark Rosaleen   Lyrics
  8. When You And I Were True   Lyrics
  9. Who Will Burn Brightly?   Lyrics
  10. The Ghost Of Billy Mulville   Lyrics
  11. Christmas Day   Lyrics
  12. Beautiful Ballincollig   Lyrics

My Dark Rosaleen and the Island of Dreams

 

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The Gaelic Hit Factory

John Spillane, Louis de Paor

2006 (EMI Music Ireland)

  1. Buille mo Chroí – The Beat of my Heart   Lyrics
  2. Ag an gCóisir – At the Party   Lyrics
  3. Iníon Deichtine – The Wounded Hero   Lyrics
  4. Inghean – Daughter   Lyrics
  5. Báisteach – Rain  Lyrics
  6. Bata is Bóthar – The Stick and The Road   Lyrics
  7. Rugadh orm i gCorcaigh – Rebeltown   Lyrics
  8. Éist do Bhéal - Shut Your Mouth  Lyrics
  9. Suansiúl – Sleepwalk   Lyrics
  10. Sorcha Rua – Red-haired Sorcha   Lyrics
  11. Luíonn mo Ghrá – My Love Lies   Lyrics
  12. Finscéal – Fairytale   Lyrics
  13. Lupadáin Lapadáin – The Tale of the Mermaid’s Daughter   Lyrics

The Gaelic Hit Factory

 

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Hey Dreamer

John Spillane

2005 (EMI Music Ireland)

  1. I’m Moving On
  2. Ghosts
  3. Hey Dreamer   Lyrics
  4. Beautiful Tears
  5. The Dunnes Stores Girl   Lyrics
  6. The Only One for Me
  7. A Song for Rory Gallagher
  8. The Song of Lies
  9. The Wild Flowers
  10. The Mad Woman of Cork
  11. The Moon Going Home

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Will We Be Brilliant Or What?

John Spillane

2002 (EMI Music Ireland)

  1. The Dance Of The Cherry Trees
  2. Will We Be Brilliant Or What?
  3. Prince’s Street
  4. We’re Going Sailing
  5. Magic Nights In The Lobby Bar
  6. Soon Child
  7. I’m Going To Set You Free
  8. Meet Me On The Midnight Shore
  9. All The Ways You Wander
  10. Seany Boo & The Big Blue Empty
  11. Let The River Flow
  12. Woman My Own
  13. Back To The Well For Water

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Buy this album online from: iTunes, 7Digital

The Wells Of The World

John Spillane

1997 (Independent)

  1. Johnny Don’t Go To Ballincollig   Lyrics
  2. Everything’s Turning To Gold, Cathy   Lyrics
  3. All The Ways You Wander  Lyrics
  4. It Wasn’t To Be
  5. Seachtain
  6. How Beautiful You Are
  7. Be True To The Girl
  8. The Bank of Ireland-Sean Nós Blues
  9. While They’re All Talking
  10. The Land You Love The Best
  11. My Love Will Not Sing For Me
  12. Not Too Bad

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Buy this album online from: iTunes, Celtic Note

EPs & Singles

Hey Dreamer

John Spillane

2005

  1. Hey Dreamer (Single)   Lyrics

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The Dunnes Stores Girl

John Spillane

2005

  1. The Dunnes Stores Girl (Single)   Lyrics

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The Dance Of The Cherry Trees

John Spillane

2002

  1. The Dance Of The Cherry Trees   Lyrics
  2. The Bookill With The Boogaloo

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We’re Going Sailing

John Spillane

2001

  1. We’re Going Sailing
  2. Buille mo Chroi (live)   Lyrics
  3. Johnny Don’t Go To Ballincollig (live)   Lyrics

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Will We Be Brilliant Or What?

John Spillane (with Juliet Turner, Special Guest)

2001

  1. Will We Be Brilliant Or What?
  2. The Song of Lies (live)
  3. I’m Going To Set You Free (live)

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Set You Free

Nomos

1997

  1. The Scalloway Lasse
  2. I’m Going To Set You Free
  3. When You And I Were True
  4. Big John’s
  5. The Constitution
  6. The Boys of Tandragee
  7. Poor Weary Wanderer
  8. Brendan’s Reels
  9. Bean Dubh an Ghleanna
  10. The New Mown Meadow
  11. An Tushkar
  12. I Love The Trees

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Everything’s Turning To Gold, Cathy

John Spillane

1997

  1. Everything’s Turning To Gold, Cathy   Lyrics
  2. It Wasn’t To Be

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All The Ways You Wander

Nomos

1995

  1. All The Ways You Wander   Lyrics
  2. Big John’s and The Constitution
  3. Tuskar Reels

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I Won’t Be Afraid Any More

Nomos

1995

  1. All The Ways You Wander   Lyrics
  2. The Harvert Home
  3. Rinn Na Mara
  4. The Boys Of Malin
  5. The Gravel Walk
  6. Hughie Shortie’s
  7. Troy’s Wedding
  8. I Won’t Be Afraid Anymore
  9. Fr Francis Cameron
  10. Carnie’s Canter
  11. The Saratoga
  12. Denis Langtot’s
  13. Tiocfaidh An Samhradh

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Covers & Tributes

PORTRAITS

Niamh Dunne

2013 (Own label ND001)

Song; ÉIST DO BHÉAL (written by John Spillane and Louis de Paor)

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ALL THE WAYS YOU WANDER

Bernadette Morris

2013 (Own label)

Song; ALL THE WAYS YOU WANDER  (written by John Spillane)

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A MURRAY CHRISTMAS

Various/ John Spillane

2012 (RTE)

  1. A CHRISTMAS CHILDHOOD (written by Patrick Kavanagh/ John Spillane)
  2. CHRISTMAS DAY (written by John Spillane)

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A STÓR MO CHROÍ (Songs of Love and Loss)

Various Artists

2011 (Celtic Note)

  1. ‘When You and I Were True’ – written by John Spillane, sung by JOHN SPILLANE
  2. ‘All The Ways You Wander’  – written by John Spillane, sung by PAULINE SCANLON
 

Folk Tale

Christy Moore

2011

  1. ‘Haiti’  Written by Christy Moore and John Spillane, performed by CHRISTY MOORE.

 

A Sweeter Place

GIRSA

2010

  1. ‘Passage West’ – written by John Spillane, performed by GIRSA, Singer Emily McShane.
 

Listen

Christy Moore

2009

  1. ‘Gortatagort’ written by John Spillane, performed by CHRISTY MOORE
 

If This Be Love

Michelle Lally

2007 (Tara Records)

  1. All The Ways You Wander (John Spillane)   Lyrics

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Má Bhíonn Tú Liom Bí Liom

Roisín Elsafty

2007 (Vertical)

  1. Poor Weary Wanderer (John Spillane)

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When Is Daddy Coming Home?

Rory Mc Carthy

2006 (Crow Records)

  1. Ireland Free (John Spillane)   Lyrics

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Hush

Pauline Scanlon

2006 (Compass)

  1. When You And I Were True (John Spillane)

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Burning Times

Christy Moore

2006 (Sony)

  1. Magic Nights In The Lobby Bar (John Spillane)   

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The Farthest Wave

Cathie Ryan

2005 (Shanachie)

  1. The Wild Flowers (John Spillane)

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The Land You Love The Best (single)

George Murphy

2004 (Sony)

  1. The Land You Love The Best (John Spillane)

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Dreamed A Dream

George Murphy

2004 (Sony)

  1. The Moon Going Home (John Spillane)
  2. The Land You Love The Best (John Spillane)

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Set You Free

Shanneyganock

2004 (Avondale Music Newfoundland)

  1. I’m Going To Set You Free (John Spillane)

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Red Colour Sun

Pauline Scanlon

2004 (Daisy)

  1. All The Ways You Wander (John Spillane)   Lyrics

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The Moon Going Home (single)

George Murphy

2004 (Sony)

  1. The Moon Going Home (John Spillane)

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Distant Shore

Karan Casey

2003 (Shanachie)

  1. The Song of Lies (John Spillane; Louis de Paor)
  2. Bata is Bóthar (John Spillane; Louis de Paor)   Lyrics

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Valley Of The Heart

Sean Keane

2003 (Circín Rua Records)

  1. Valley Of The Heart (John Spillane)
  2. The Only One For Me (John Spillane)
  3. The Land You Love The Best (John Spillane)

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Libertango

Sharon Shannon

2003 (Daisy)

  1. All The Ways You Wander (John Spillane)   Lyrics

14

 

Christy Moore – Live at Vicar Street

Christy Moore

2002 (Sony)

  1. Johnny Don’t Go To Ballincollig (John Spillane)   Lyrics

15

 

Silver Sea

Méav

2002 (Celtic Collections)

  1. You Brought Me Up (John Spillane; Louis de Paor)

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Réalta 2001

John Spillane

2002 (Radió Na Gaeltachta)

  1. Bata Agus Bothar (John Spillane; Louis de Paor)   Lyrics

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Réalta 2001

John Spillane

2001 (Radió Na Gaeltachta)

  1. Ag an gCoisir (John Spillane; Louis de Paor)   Lyrics

18

 

This Is The Day

Christy Moore

2001 (Sony)

  1. Johnny Don’t Go To Ballincollig (John Spillane)   Lyrics

19

 

When The Wind Begins To Sing

Karan Casey

2001 (Shanachie)

  1. Buille mo Chroí (John Spillane; Louis de Paor)   Lyrics
  2. You Brought Me Up (John Spillane; Louis de Paor)

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éist arís

Various

2000 (Dara)

  1. Rinn na Mara (John Spillane; Louis de Paor)

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Seal Maiden

Karan Casey

2000 (Music For Little People)

  1. We’re Going Sailing (John Spillane)

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éist

Various

1999 (Dara)

  1. Seachtain (John Spillane; Louis de Paor)
  2. Eist du Bheal (John Spillane; Louis de Paor) (perf. by Sinead Lohan)   Lyrics

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Cork Folk Festival – Archive

Various

1999 (Cork Folk Festival)

  1. The Only One For Me (John Spillane)

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Celtic Voices

Various

1999 (Green Linnet)

  1. Seachtain (John Spillane; Louis de Paor)

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Bringing It All Back Home, Vol. 2

Various

1999 (Valley)

  1. Johnny Don’t Go To Ballincollig (John Spillane)   Lyrics

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Guth Ar Fan – A Wandering Voice

Máire Ní Chéileachair

1999 (Secret Garden)

  1. All The Ways You Wander (John Spillane)   Lyrics

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Voices of Celtic Women II – Holding Up Half The Sky

Various

1999 (Shanachie)

  1. Sraid An Chloig (John Spillane; Louis de Paor) (perf. by Karan Casey/Solas)

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Blood and Gold

Maca

1999 (Tara Records)

  1. Rinn na Mara (John Spillane)

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The Words That Remain

Solas

1998 (Shanachie)

  1. Sraid an Chloig (John Spillane; Louis de Paor)

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Méav

Méav

1998 (Celtic Collections)

  1. When You And I Were True (John Spillane)

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Voix Celtique

Various

1997 (Keltia Musique)

  1. Seachtain (John Spillane; Louis de Paor)

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Sult – Spirit of the Music (soundtrack-tv series)

Various

1997 (Bottom Line/Koch)

  1. Rinn Na Mara (John Spillane)

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The Awakening

Liam O' Connor & Lisa Aherne

1996 (RTÉ/MCA)

  1. When You And I Were True (John Spillane)

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Irishtown

Various

1995 (Hummingbird)

  1. While They’re All Talking (John Spillane)
  2. Prince’s Street (John Spillane)

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Chaser For The Blues

Stargazers

1994 (Step Records)

  1. Prince’s Street (John Spillane)

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Prince’s Street (single)

Stargazers

1989 (Sulán Records)

  1. Prince’s Street (John Spillane)

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The Land You Love The Best

Noel Shine & Mary Greene

  1. The Land You Love The Best (John Spillane)

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Hometown

Various

  1. Everything’s Turning To Gold, Cathy (John Spillane)   Lyrics

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The Best Sounds Promising

Noel Shine

  1. My Love (John Spillane)

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Mercier Park

Stargazers

  1. The Players (John Spillane)

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Seven Day Kiss

The Joyful Mysteries

  1. It Wasn’t To Be (John Spillane)

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IRISH WAYS – MUSIC AND SONG OF IRELAND

Various/ John Spillane

2013 (Celtic Note)

Song; THE LAND YOU LOVE THE BEST (written by John Spillane)

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO IRISH FOLK

Various/ John Spillane.

2014 (Arc Music)

JOHNNY DON’T GO TO BALLINCOLLIG (written by John Spillane)

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