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Thread #22699   Message #3000531
Posted By: Nigel Paterson
05-Oct-10 - 07:06 PM
Thread Name: Nic Jones' first recordings
Subject: RE: Nic Jones' first recordings
Zozimus, it was the popularity of 'Seven Drunken Nights' recorded by The Dubliners that provided the 'stimulus' for The Halliard to record 'It's the Irish in Me'. The deal was certainly brokered by our then manager, the late Sandy Glennon. As to the wearing of Aran sweaters, never in a million years! It's true that we weren't overly thrilled with the album at the time, mainly because we were 'doing our broadside thing'. Forty five years on, I have a genuine fondness for the album...many happy memories of a very boozy afternoon recording session spent with Nic & Dave. And finally, to anyone reading this thread, please don't buy CD-Rs of Nic's material. Contact Mollie Music to find out which of Nic's albums are currently available. That way you can be sure he will get his royalties.
                                                                                        Nigel Paterson (mandolin, The Halliard)