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The Irish Rovers

Real name: The Irish Rovers

Effective period / Period of releases: 1966 - 1999

Members: Gerry O'Connor, Geoffrey Kelly, Joe Millar, George Millar, Will Millar, Kevin McKeown, Wilcil McDowell, Jimmy Ferguson, Sean O'Driscoll

Canadian band comprised of Irish ex-pats formed in Toronto by George Millar and Jimmy Ferguson soon after emigrating to Canada with George's cousin Joe Millar. After a couple years they went out to Calgary to join with George's brother Will and officially launched as a full band there. Best known for their international television series, and contributing to the popularization of Irish Music in North America. Owned the record label Potato Records and publishing company Antrim Music Publishing Co.. Best known for songs "Drunken Sailor", "The Unicorn", "Wasn't That A Party", "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer", "The Orange and the Green", "Whiskey on a Sunday" "Lily The Pink", "The Black Velvet Band", and "The Dublin Pub Crawl".

Current line-up: George Millar, Sean O'Driscoll, Ian Millar, Wilcil McDowell, Fred Graham, Morris Crum, Geoffrey Kelly, Gerry O'Connor, Davey Walker.

Former members:
Will Millar left the band in 1994
Jimmy Ferguson died in 1997
Joe Millar retired in 2005

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