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The Loyal Orangemen - The Orange Of Ulster FLAC

The Loyal Orangemen - The Orange Of Ulster FLAC Performer: The Loyal Orangemen
Album: The Orange Of Ulster
Country: UK
Released: 1967
Style: Religious, Folk, Celtic
Label: Allegro Records
Genre: World & Country & Folk
Catalog #: ALL 864
Size FLAC: 2846 mb.
Size MP3: 2229 mb.
Rating: 4.1/5
Votes: 723
Record Source: Vinyl, LP


1North Of The Border
2Derry's Walls
3The Sash My Father Wore
4Dolly's Brae
5Orange Lilly'o
6Green Grassy Slopes Of The Boyne
7The Southdown Militia
8Orange & Blue
9The Protestant Boys
10The Old Orange Flute

Hi Mugsey1, I know little about the origins of this record, sorry, but I would be very confident that the musicians would have been Protestant (Unionist) Irish. Even before the Troubles, no self-respecting Nationalist Irish musician would have performed this stuff. I will postagain if I find out anything more.
Does anyone know anything about this record? Who was the band. They sound like an Irish band to me. It was released in 1967 so just before the civil conflict began in earnest.

Maybe it was an Irish folk band singing tradition Protestant songs, because, well they were traditional?
This record is the musical output of an unpleasantly bigoted part of Protestant culture. The songs tell of the exploits of William of Orange and various battles and skirmishes with the Catholic peoples of Ireland. I write this as an Elder of a Protestant church - the tunes and performances are quite strong, but it makes embarrassing listening now. For that reason, though, this is an important recording - songs which remind us of a dark side to the Protestant tradition.