March 10, 2023
Bing Crosby releases “Bing Crosby’s Irish Songbook”
DUBLIN, Ireland (March 10th, 2023) – Fans of Bing Crosby are in for a treat with the release of his new 15-track album “Bing Crosby’s Irish Songbook”, which features previously unreleased Irish songs (Stream it HERE). This collection showcases Crosby’s love for Irish culture and his unique interpretation of traditional ballads and upbeat jigs.
Although Bing’s fans may recognize most of the songs on the album, 12 are previously unreleased versions that were recorded for radio shows and TV specials. And 2 of the tracks (“Johnny Doughboy Found a Rose in Ireland” and “My Wild Irish Rose”) are completely rare recordings that have never been released to DSP’s.
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, which continue to which continue to grow his presence using new technology to reach new audiences, optimizing his catalog for the streaming era.
“Bing Crosby’s Irish Songbook” offers a glimpse into a lesser-known side of Crosby’s repertoire, highlighting his appreciation for the rich musical traditions of Ireland. Featuring timeless classics such as “Galway Bay” and “Isle of Innisfree”, this album promises to be a treasure trove of hidden gems that will delight fans and newcomers alike.
This collection of previously unreleased tracks is a testament to Crosby’s enduring popularity and showcases his remarkable vocal range and versatility. The songs on the album are a mix of haunting ballads and lively jigs, with Crosby’s unique interpretation giving each one a fresh and vibrant sound.
Accompanying the release is an official music video for “Galway Bay” (watch HERE) Fans may recognize the video clip, from Bing’s 1967 TV Special A Little Bit of Irish filmed in Dublin.
The release is the 2nd album release of the year from The Crosby Estate following A Valentine from Bing in February.
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
- McNamara’s Band
- My Wild Irish Rose
- Did Your Mother Come from Ireland?
- Galway Bay
- The Rose of Tralee
- How Are Things in Glocca Morra?