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Hearty and Hellish!

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Released  February 12, 1962
Producer  Bob Morgan
Label  Columbia Records
Length  38:23
Release date  12 February 1962
Genre  Folk music of Ireland
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Recorded  November 10–18, 1961 Chicago, IL
Hearty and Hellish! (1962)  The Boys Won't Leave The Girls Alone (1962)
Artist  The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem
Similar  The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem albums, Folk music of Ireland albums, Other albums

Hearty and hellish

Hearty and Hellish! is a collection of traditional Irish folk songs performed by The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. It was their second album for Columbia Records. In a January 1963 article, Time Magazine selected Hearty and Hellish! as one of the top 10 albums of 1962.


Shanachie Records released the album on CD in 1993. It was reissued in 2009 in mp3 only format.


Robert Shelton, writing in The New York Times, favorably compared album to the group's Grammy nominated first Columbia record, A Spontaneous Performance Recording. He considered Hearty and Hellish! to be "much more representative of these gifted performers," and he especially praised the number, "The 23rd of June," from the album.

Side one

  1. "Irish Rover"
  2. "The Barnyards of Delgaty"
  3. "October Winds (a.k.a. The Castle of Dromore)"
  4. "Courtin' in the Kitchen"
  5. "The Jolly Tinker"
  6. "Jug of This"
  7. "Johnny McEldoo"
  8. "Whiskey, You're the Devil"

Side two

  1. "Mountain Dew"
  2. "When I Was Single"
  3. "The 23rd of June"
  4. "The Rising of the Moon"
  5. "God Bless England"
  6. "Mr. Moses Ri-tooral-i-ay"
  7. "Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye"


  • Paddy Clancy: vocals, harmonica
  • Tom Clancy: vocals
  • Liam Clancy: vocals, guitar
  • Tommy Makem: vocals, tin whistle
  • Bruce Langhorne: guitar
  • Frank Hamilton: banjo
  • Herb Brown: bass
  • Songs

    1Irish Rover2:11
    2The Barnyards of Delgaty2:00
    3October Winds2:38


    Hearty and Hellish! Wikipedia

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