Bing Crosby’s Irish Songbook Out Now
The 15-track Album Includes Rare, Previously Unreleased Recordings
New York, NY (March 10th, 2023) – Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, fans of Bing Crosby are in for a treat with the release Bing Crosby’s Irish Songbook. Available today, Bing Crosby’s Irish Songbook offers a glimpse into a lesser-known side of Crosby’s repertoire and features a number of previously unreleased versions of songs that were originally recorded for radio shows and TV specials, as well as two tracks – “Johnny Doughboy Found a Rose in Ireland” and “My Wild Irish Rose” – that are available on DSPs for the first time ever.
The album highlights Crosby’s appreciation for the rich musical traditions of Ireland and features such classics as “Isle Of Innisfree,” “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,” and “My Wild Irish Rose.” Also included on the album is Crosby’s take on “Galway Bay” which is accompanied by an official music video that was also released today. Viewers may recognize the video clip from Bing’s 1967 TV Special A Little Bit of Irish filmed in Dublin. Fans can view the video HERE and a full track listing for the album is below. This album promises to be a treasure trove of hidden gems that will delight fans and newcomers alike, and showcases his love for Irish culture with his unique interpretation of traditional ballads and upbeat jigs.
Bing Crosby’s Irish Songbook is the second album release of 2023 from The Crosby Estate following A Valentine from Bing in February. One of the 20th century’s greatest multi-media stars, Crosby was integral in the development of audio recordings, motion pictures, and radio broadcasting — a legacy carried on today through his Estate and Primary Wave Music, which continue to which continue to grow his presence using new technology to reach new audiences, optimizing his catalog for the streaming era.
In a world where music is often disposable, Bing Crosby’s Irish Songbook is a reminder of the enduring power of great music. With this album, fans of Crosby can discover new sides of his career while enjoying some of the greatest Irish songs of all time.
Bing Crosby’s Irish Songbook Track List:
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Dear Old Donegal
Peg O’ My Heart
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Johnny Doughboy Found a Rose in Ireland
Top of the Morning
Two Shillelagh O’Sullivan
The Isle Of Innisfree
My Wild Irish Rose
Did Your Mother Come from Ireland?
The Rose of Tralee
How Are Things in Glocca Morra?