Brian Kelly's Songs

This is by no means a list of all Brian's songs in his repertoire, the list is merely those of songs which he sang together with the "Idle Fellows". His repertoire must have covered hundreds of songs. He had a vast knowledge of North English songs as well as songs connected with the labour movement both in England and Germany. He sang all these songs by heart and scorned the use of songbooks on stage. The complete folk musician was our Brian!

The Banks of the Roses
The Banks of Newfoundland
Blow the Candles Out
Bog Down in the Valley Oh
Bold Thady Quill
Byker Hill
William Brown
The Wraggle Taggle Gypsies
The Star of the County Down
Four Drunken Maidens

The Gypsy Girl
High Germany
The Holy Ground
Dammed Idle Fellows
The Irish Rover
Johnny Todd
The Jolly Waggoner
Kelly the Boy from Killane
The Knight and the Shepherd's Daughter
Way Down to Lamorna
The Leaving of Liverpool
My Liverpool Home
Maggie May
The Maid on the shore
A Mon like thee
Off to Sea Once More
The Old Dun Cow
Whiskey in the Jar
The Ploughboy and the London Cockney
The Waverley Polka
Three Gypsies
Three Score and Ten
Turpin Hero

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