The Wolfhound

The Wolfhound

The Wolfhound was formed in 1970, in Belfast, by Ray McAreavey, Gogie McCullough and Danny Burns. Ray and Gogie had been with the famous McPeake family, and Danny was playing Jazz with the Billy Hopkins band. Early on, Billy Tierney and Malcom Rodgers were members of the group; Billy left the group and was replaced by Kieran Manning. Malcom left the group around 1973. Billy and Malcolm were only on the "Freedom Sons" album and Billy is on the "Crumlin Kangaroos (Over The Wall)" single—he's the one that mimics Paisley.

The lineup of Ray, Gogie, Kieran and Danny is considered the essential line up. From their first rehearsal in Ray's house, on the Falls Road, they really hit it off and decided to give it a go. According to Danny, "The Troubles were in full swing and all being from Republican families, we said we were going to play our part through our music or anything else." The band was hired for their first gig by Sinn Fein and played in a club called "an Cumman Beag" on the Falls road beside Milltown Cemetery , where Bobby Sands is buried. From that moment on the Wolfhound became the Republican movement's Group.
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The Wolfhound Discography


SDBL 501 The Wolfhound Freedom Sons(LP, Album) Derry Records SDBL 501 UK 1973 Sell This Version
SDBL 509 The Wolfhound Ireland Boys Hurrah!(LP, Album) Derry Records SDBL 509 UK 1976 Sell This Version
SDBL 513 The Wolfhound The Right Of A Man To Be Free(LP, Album) Derry Records SDBL 513 UK 1978 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FS-202 The Wolfhound Provie Birdie (7") Folk Records (2) FS-202 UK 1973 Sell This Version
FS.19 The Wolfhound Blast It (Portlaoise) / Smashing Of The Van (7") Folk Records (2) FS.19 UK 1974 Sell This Version
FS.204 The Wolfhound Michael Gaughan (Take Me Home To Mayo)(7") Folk Records (2) FS.204 UK 1974 Sell This Version
001 The Wolfhound The Sniper's Promise / He Died To Be Free (7") Phoenix Records (34) 001 Ireland 1975 Sell This Version
FS 206 The Wolfhound Brave Frank Stagg(7", Single) Folk Records FS 206 Ireland 1976 Sell This Version


SDBL506 The Wolfhound Best of The Wolfhound(LP, Comp) Derry Music SDBL506 Ireland 1974 Sell This Version

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