All band members hail from Ireland, however, The Irish Rovers formed in 1963 in Toronto, Canada. Their 2012 album release was in response to mammoth attention their Drunken Sailor recording has received on YouTube. It is full of tales from the sea, including a tribute to The Titanic on its' 100th Anniversary.
Members George Millar and his cousin Ian Millar are from Ballymena, original member Wilcil McDowell is from Larne, Sean O'Driscoll is from Cork, and both John Reynolds and percussionist Fred Graham are from Belfast.
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