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Molly Malone

Traditional Irish Folk Song

"Molly Malone" (also known as "Cockles and Mussels" or "In Dublin's Fair City") is a popular song set in Dublin, Ireland, which has become the unofficial anthem of Dublin. The song tells the fictional tale of a fishwife who plied her trade on the streets of Dublin, but who died young, of a fever. In the late 20th century a legend grew up that there was a historical Molly, who lived in the 17th century. She is typically represented as a hawker by day and part-time prostitute by night. In contrast she has also been portrayed as one of the few chaste female street-hawkers of her day.



Molly Malone

Molly Malone

Known as Dublin's unofficial anthem, this Irish tune is bright and energetic and captures the warm and generous spirit of the Irish people. Like so many Irish folk songs, this tells an endearing story, one that will capture the imagination of your singers.

Voicing: SA


Molly Malone

Molly Malone

Here is the unofficial anthem of Dublin City. Already available for SA voices (48023731), this new arrangement for SATB choir and piano is a worthy addition to the Folk and Celtic traditions. With excellent program notes included, your singers will be able to capture the spirit of this folk song through Lee's challenging arrangement.

Voicing: SATB



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

Displaying 1-7 of 7 items.


King's Singers : Irish Songbook : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 073999416527 : 0634001868 : 08741652

King's Singers : Irish Songbook

England's King's Singers are known for their impeccable musicality. Coupled with the enthralling traditional melodies of Ireland, this intermediate to advanced level collection of ten arrangements will be challenging as well as rewarding and are some of King's Singers favorite and most requested concert selections. This songbook is not only an excellent value, but will become an invaluable addition to your choral library as well.

Songlist: Danny Boy, Eriskay Love Lift, Irish Lullaby, Mairi's Wedding, Molly Malone, Phil the Fluter's Ball, She Moved Through the Fair, The Star of the County Down, 'tis The Last Rose of Summer, Wexford Carol

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | Performed by King's Singers | 6120b | Songbook | $6.95 | A Cappella


Mark Brymer : Letters from Ireland (Choral Suite) : SATB divisi : 01 Songbook : 073999717457 : 08744919

Mark Brymer : Letters from Ireland (Choral Suite)

Using actual texts of letters written in the 1700s and 1800s, Mark Brymer has woven together this moving suite of Celtic music. Featuring multiple opportunities for solos or ensembles, this will long be remembered by your audience. May be performed as separate sections or as an entire suite. ShowTrax CD also available. Performance Time (if performed as entire suite): Approx. 30 minutes.

Songlist: Planxty Irwin, Road to Lisdoonvarna, Skibbereen, The Rocky Road to Dublin, Blackberry Blossom, The Cliffs of Donee, Fisher's Hornpipe, Lanigan's Ball, Molly Malone, Muirsheen Durkin, The Wearing of the Green

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Voicing: SATB divisi | 4366b | Songbook | $4.95 | With Piano


Mark Brymer : Letters from Ireland (Choral Suite) : SSA : 01 Songbook : 073999717457 : 08744920

Mark Brymer : Letters from Ireland (Choral Suite)

Using actual texts of letters written in the 1700s and 1800s, Mark Brymer has woven together this moving suite of Celtic music. Featuring multiple opportunities for solos or ensembles, this will long be remembered by your audience. May be performed as separate sections or as an entire suite. ShowTrax CD also available. Performance Time (if performed as entire suite): Approx. 30 minutes.

Songlist: Planxty Irwin, Road to Lisdoonvarna, Skibbereen, The Rocky Road to Dublin, Blackberry Blossom, The Cliffs of Donee, Fisher's Hornpipe, Lanigan's Ball, Molly Malone, Muirsheen Durkin, The Wearing of the Green

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Voicing: SSA | 4429b | Songbook | $4.95 | With Piano


Collegium Regale : Carry Me Home : 00  1 CD : Stephen Cleobury :  403

Collegium Regale : Carry Me Home

Carry me home is an assortment of folk songs arranged for male voices including "Londonderry Air" and "O Waly Waly". Collegium Regale, which is composed of the choral scholars from the King's College Choir, explores the traditional songs of Britain, America, France and Hungary. Many of these familiar tunes, such as "Molly Malone" and "Shenandoah" were arranged by Keith Roberts who serves as the group's artistic consultant. The spirituals arranged by Robert Rice stray from the traditional style. His versions lean toward the lighter sounds of doo-wop and barbershop, particularly in "Sometimes I feel like a motherless child." Though, all pieces and especially the solos are sung beautifully.

Songlist: Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, Brigg Fair, Botany Bay, Il est ne le divin enfant, Myfanwy, The turtle dove, Londonderry air, Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, Nobody knows the trouble I seen, De gospel train, My sweetheart's like Venus, Ca' the yowes, Molly Malone, O Waly Waly, Ye banks and braes, Song of the Volga Boatmen, Shenandoah, Joshua, Steal Away, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

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6813c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Primarily a cappella


Dinning Sisters : Almost Sweet And Gentle : 00  2 CDs : 384

Dinning Sisters : Almost Sweet And Gentle

When we think of "sister" groups, the Boswells in the 30s, Andrews in the 40s and McGuires in the 50s are the best known, but of all the others the Dinnings were the next best-known and loved. Farmer and Mrs. John Dinning of Wichita, OK, raised 9 children, all but one of which went into a music career. Twins Jean and Ginger and older sister Lou began their career in 1935 performing with brother Ace's orchestra, and continued in one form or another up into the 1960s. Their biggest hit was "Buttons and Bows" from the Bob Hope and Jane Russell movie "Paleface." Buddy Clark, Perry Como, Kate Smith, Ozzie Nelson, Tennessee Ernie Ford and many others appeared with or recorded with the girls. This is a 2-CD set, and prolific is not a strong enough word: 24 hits on the first disc and 28 on the second (all big band accompanied). It's fascinating to listen to the Sisters turn a chestnut like "Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia" into their own love story, or apply their bright, cheery, sexy sound to might-have-been hits like "Lolita Lopez" and "Love On A Greyhound Bus." On every level the Dinnings deliver sheer entertainment with the best of them, and the hits just keep on coming - highly recommended!

Songlist: DISC ONE, (He's Just A) Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia, Beg Your Pardon, Harlem Sandman, Buttons And Bows, Where Or When - Version One , Aunt Hagar's Childern Blues, I Love My Love, Please Don't Talk about Me When I'm Gone, Brazil, Lolita Lopez, Your A Character, Dear , Love On A Greyhound Bus, My Adobe Hacienda, San Antonio Rose, Oh Mohah, Do You Love Me?, Fun And Fancy Free, The Iggity Song, The Bride And The Groom Polka, Wave To Me My Lady, Years And Years Ago, Melancholy, The Way You Look Tonight, If I Had My Life To Live Over, DISC TWO, They Just Chopped Down The Old Apple Tree, A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow, Pig Foot Pete, Down In The Diving Bell, and more

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4464c | 2 CDs | $15.95 | Accompanied


Gents : The Gents in Love : 00 SACD : Peter Dijkstra : 723385233060 : CCS SA 23306

Gents : The Gents in Love

Dijkstra: it gives me great pleasure to present this CD, which appears in response to repeated requests. At last we have taken the opportunity to record this repertoire. How often we have had to disappoint members of the audience when we tell them that, unfortunately, there are no recordings available for the arrangements of Billy Joels Lullabye or Toni Wines Groovy Kind of Love. Here they are at last! Also included are three beautiful songs from the popular Dutch group BLF. The goal of this CD is to evoke the simple joy of singing. In my opinion, it is this quality which, in addition to or even in spite of our attempts at perfection and flexibility, is the most important to convey to an audience, and it is a quality which The Gents always try to express.

Songlist: Michelle, Lullabye, Blackbird, And So It Goes, With A Little Help From My Friends, Misschien niet d e Eeuwigheid, Omarm, Dansen aan zee, Londonderry Air, The Oak and the Ash, Molly Malone, Ca' the Yowes, The Turtle Dove, Hey Jude, If I Fell, A Groovy Kind of Love, And I Love Her

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6156c | SACD | $24.95 | A Cappella


Hi-Lo's : Under Glass / I Presume : 00  1 CD : 794579

Hi-Lo's : Under Glass / I Presume

A spate of Hi-Lo's albums have been recently released on CD, but this may be the most auspicious re-emergence yet: the Hi-lo's first two records, paired up for over an hour's worth of great listening. Though some of the cuts can be found on other recordings, the a cappella "Molly Malone" and "Through The Years" aren't available anywhere else, and the remarkable harmonizations that were Gene Puerling's unique artistry are gloriously displayed in a riot of tonal color. Also, "Georgia On My Mind," and "They Don't Believe Me," from their first 1953 recording session for Trend, are included; the latter was on the previously available "Nice Work If You Can Get It" CD, which has since been discontinued. Anyway, suffice it to say, that among the vocal harmony groups of the 1950's, the Hi-lo's were much imitated, but never duplicated, and their appeal is timeless. Mostly accompanied, with orchestrations by frequent music director Frank Comstock.

Songlist: Summertime, The Birth Of The Blues, Skylark, Through The Years, Shadow Waltz, I'm Beginning to See the Light, Chinatown, My Chinatown, The Surrey With The Fringe On Top, In The Blue Of The Evening, Molly Malone, You're the Top, Long Ago And Far Away, Rockin' Chair, Stars Fell On Alabama, Nice Work If You Can Get It, I Thought About You, This Is The Night, Too Young For The Blues, Jeepers Creepers, Put Your Dreams Away, Button Up Your Overcoat, Speak Low, Shoeless Joe From Hannibal Mo, They Didn't Believe Me, Georgia On My Mind

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4792c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Some a cappella


Individual Folios

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Molly Malone : SATB : Blaine Shover :  1 CD : 35014369 : 747510050704

Blaine Shover : Molly Malone

Rich harmony and texture take this simple Irish folk song to new heights. Blaine Shover's a cappella arrangement of Molly Malone is a colorful tapestry of thick harmonic textures and pure, quiet unisons. Written for SATB, a cappella, there is some divisi in each voice part, which adds to the brilliant collage of tone colors that permeates the piece. Melody and vocal accompaniment alternate between the men's and women's sections, then all four parts burst into lush harmony on the refrain. Great for contest or festival!

Arranger: Blaine Shover

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35014369


Molly Malone : SA : Lee Kesselman : Sheet Music : 48023731 : 888680104979

Lee Kesselman : Molly Malone

Known as Dublin's unofficial anthem, this Irish tune is bright and energetic and captures the warm and generous spirit of the Irish people. Like so many Irish folk songs, this tells an endearing story, one that will capture the imagination of your singers.

Arranger: Lee Kesselman | Country: Ireland

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48023731


Molly Malone : SATB : Lee Kesselman : Sheet Music : 48023889 : 888680640033

Lee Kesselman : Molly Malone

Here is the unofficial anthem of Dublin City. Already available for SA voices (48023731), this new arrangement for SATB choir and piano is a worthy addition to the Folk and Celtic traditions. With excellent program notes included, your singers will be able to capture the spirit of this folk song through Lee's challenging arrangement.

Arranger: Lee Kesselman | Country: Ireland

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48023889


Molly Malone : TB : Andy Brooke : Sheet Music : 9780193417649

Andy Brooke : Molly Malone

An entry-level piece, this arrangement of the well-known folk song provides a gentle challenge for two-part mixed choir of cambiata and baritone voices, with supporting piano accompaniment.

Arranger: Andy Brooke | Country: Ireland

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $2.90 |
9780193417649

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