The Dubliners: The Dubliners
Penny Reel, Select, September 1990
IT IS an irony that The Dubliners should have come to prominence with Seven Drunken Nights in 1967, the same year that Dermot OBriens IRA rallying call The Merry Ploughboy topped the Irish charts for its length, and precisely when the festering politics of Northern Ireland finally and irrevocably erupted. Since then, the dilemma of Ulster has grown more clamorous as The Dubliners muted Republicanism has become ever more subdued.
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