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When Irish Eyes Are Smiling: An Irish Parade of Stars (DVD)

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling: An Irish Parade of Stars (DVD)


This My Music special presents a nostalgic journey back to the 1950s and 1960s with long-unseen footage of beloved performers singing some of the greatest songs from and inspired by Ireland. The program appropriately opens on the streets of Dublin with the legendary crooner Bing Crosby offering a pair of Irish standards, Molly Malone and McNamara's Band. Actor Robert Mitchum teams with the Ames Brothers for the tender Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra (An Irish Lullaby). Flame-haired film beauty Maureen O'Hara delivers a touching version of Look to the Rainbow from Finian's Rainbow and joins Rosemary Clooney for a rousing It's a Great Day for the Irish. The folk side is represented by the Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem as well as songbird Judy Collins and one of Ireland's most long-lived ensembles, the Dubliners. The program concludes with a pair of emotional favorites (Danny Boy, The Fields of Athenry) by tenor Frank Patterson. Other popular performers on the program include Carmel Quinn, Pat O'Brien, Dennis Day, Morton Downey, Paul O'Keefe, Dorothy Hayden's Irish Steppers, Pat Rooney and Irish Rovers. Hosted by Academy Award-winning actress Patty Duke, When Irish Eyes are Smiling is a comforting reminder of the warm personalities and enchanting sounds that have traveled from Ireland to become enduring favorites in America.

1. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - Bing Crosby
2. Molly Malone - Bing Crosby
3. McNamarra's Band - Bing Crosby
4. Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra (An Irish Lullabye) - Robert Mitchum
5. Nightingale (traditional)
6. Isle of Inesfree - Carmel Quinn
7. Daughter Of Rosie O'Grady (traditional)
8. Great Day For The Irish (traditional)
9. The Secret Of Love - Dennis Day
10. Ms. McLeod's Reel (traditional)
11. The Unicorn - Irish Rovers
12. Meiursheen Durkin - The Dubliners
13. Brennan On The Moor - Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
14. By The Rising Of The Moon - Clancy Bros. & Tommy Makem
15. The Whistling Gypsy Rover - Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
16. Dear Old Donnegal (traditional)
17. Lark In The Morning - Judy Collins (traditional)
18. Look To The Rainbow - Maureen O'Hara
19. Fields Of Athenry - Frank Patterson
20. Danny Boy - Frank Patterson
21. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (reprise traditional)

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