Beloved Irish folk group Dervish enlisted a remarkable array of guest vocalists and musicians for their new album ‘The Great Irish Songbook’, including Irish Actor Brendan Gleeson on ‘Rocky Road To Dublin’.
Poetry also infuses much of ‘The Great Irish Songbook’, such as on the D.K. Gavan-authored ‘Rocky Road to Dublin’, a 19th-century story-song delivered with unabashed brio by famed Irish actor and part-time fiddle player Brendan Gleeson.
The album, which will be released on April 12, was produced by Graham Henderson (Sinéad O’Connor).
The track is available today via all digital service providers. The album is available for pre-order.
Dervish ‘The Great Irish Songbook’ track listing:
1. The Rambling Irishman (featuring Cathy Jordan)
2. There’s Whiskey in the Jar (featuring The SteelDrivers)
3. Molly Malone (featuring Imelda May)
4. The Galway Shawl (featuring Steve Earle)
5. She Moved Through The Fair (featuring Andrea Corr)
6. The Rocky Road to Dublin (featuring Brendan Gleeson)
7. Down by the Sally Gardens (featuring Kate Rusby)
8. On Raglan Road (featuring Vince Gill)
9. Dónal Óg (featuring Cathy Jordan)
10. The Fields of Athenry (featuring Jamey Johnson)
11. The May Morning Dew (featuring Rhiannon Giddens)
12. The West Coast of Clare (featuring David Gray)
13. The Parting Glass (featuring Abigail Washburn)