The Irish Rovers (1971–1975)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy | Family | Music
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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 ...
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Tommy Makem ...
 Guest (1971-1975)
Margaret McDowell ...
 Dancer (1971-1975)
Wilcil McDowell ...
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George Millar ...
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Joe Millar ...
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Will Millar ...
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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

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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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