The Irish Rovers (1971–1975)

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Irish folk songs, and comedy skits featuring the boys as mischievous leprechauns. A multitude of guest stars. Filmed in-studio and on location throughout Canada.

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Credited cast:
The Clancy Brothers ...
 Guest (1971-1975)
Jim Ferguson ...
 Member of the Irish Rovers
The Irish Rovers ...
 Themselves (1971-1975))
Tommy Makem ...
 Guest (1971-1975)
Margaret McDowell ...
 Dancer (1971-1975)
Wilcil McDowell ...
 Member of The Irish Rovers (1971-1975)
George Millar ...
 Member of the Irish Rovers
Joe Millar ...
 Member of the Irish Rovers
Will Millar ...
 Member of The Irish Rovers


The Irish Rovers were formed, first as a duo, by George Millar & his friend Jim Ferguson in Toronto in 1963. Both boys haled from Ireland. In 1994, George's cousin, Joe Millar emigrated to Canada & was immediately seized for the group. They were joined by George's brother, Will Millar later that year in Calgary & the group was on its way. After working successfully in California, where they intrôduced the song 'the Unicorn', the team returned, eventually to Canada where they began a variety show of Irish folk songs. Will Millar left the group in 1995 & Jim Ferguson died in 1997. The Rovers now consist of six members including the original founder & his cousin. Written by GEORGE W HUDSON

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irish | leprechaun | folk song


Comedy | Family | Music





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5 April 1971 (Canada)  »

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These guys were fantastic, let's see them on DVD
9 September 2008 | by (Langley, Canada) – See all my reviews

I was very small when the Irish Rovers' TV show was running on the CBC, but I can still remember seeing them. Those guys knew how to put on a great show. In addition to the music, I can still remember the comedy sequences featuring Jimmy, George & Will in the guise of wily, mischievous leprechauns. Most of all I can still remember a sequence where a group of Irish dancers joined them in the studio, when Anne Murray was a guest on their show in her early days, and a show that featured them back in their home sweet home - Ireland, singing 'Lord of the Dance' in the Glendalough monastic site - a site that I visited almost 30 years later when I went to Ireland! It still looked as marvelous as it had when they filmed that episode. I also was lucky enough to see them live - at Will Millar's last appearance with them in March of 1995. Even 40 years after they started performing, I still have a special feeling for these guys & their songs. I would love to see at least 1 or 2 of the seasons released on DVD. Think about it, CBC

  • it might appeal to a whole new group of people!

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