Eilís Boland

Eilís Boland

Eilís Máire Boland (née O'Reilly Farrelly) (1917-1970) was an Irish songwriter. She was born in Kingscourt (Doonaree) in County Cavan. Her memories of the town and the nearby lake are contained in two of her most popular songs, 'Doonaree' and 'Ballyhoe'.

Other songs she wrote 'A Wee Sprig of Green', 'Christmastime in Ireland', 'Johnny Gray', 'The Old Pig Sty', 'Our Wedding Day', 'I Dream of you', 'The Mountains of Cooley' and 'An Irish Boreen'.

Her songs have been recorded by artists including Vera Lynn, Ruby Murray, Daniel O'Donnell and Foster And Allen.


Eilís Boland Discography Tracks

Writing & Arrangement

4-40572 Carmel Quinn Doonaree (as Boland) Carmel Quinn - Doonaree / With My Shillelagh Under My Arm(7", Promo) Columbia 4-40572 US 1954 Sell This Version
45-F10535 Vera Lynn Doonaree (as E. Boland) Vera Lynn - Show Me The Way(7") Decca 45-F10535 UK 1955 Sell This Version
33SX 1402 Ruby Murray The Old Pig-Sty (as Boland) and 1 more… Ruby Murray - Irish And Proud Of It(LP, Album) Columbia 33SX 1402 UK 1962 Sell This Version
MFP 1140 Mary Larkin (2) Doonaree (as Eilish Boland) Mary Larkin (2) - The Pride Of Tipperary(LP) Music For Pleasure MFP 1140 UK 1966 Sell This Version
Vera Lynn Doonaree (as Boland) Vera Lynn - From The Time You Say Goodbye (Album) Decca, Decca Europe 1971 Sell This Version
JOYS 232 David Hamilton (4) Doonaree (as Emor) David Hamilton (4) - Magic Moments(LP) Joy Records (3) JOYS 232 UK 1972 Sell This Version
C2029 The Bon-Accords Doonaree (as Boland) The Bon-Accords - In The Holiday Spirit(LP, Album) Lake Records (6) C2029 UK 1981 Sell This Version
IHCD04 Daniel O'Donnell Ballyhoe (as Eilish Boland) Daniel O'Donnell - The Boy From Donegal(CD, Comp) Prism Leisure Corp. Plc IHCD04 UK 1989 Sell This Version
7243 8 56061 2 0 Ruby Murray The Old Pig-Sty (as Boland) and 1 more… Ruby Murray - When Irish Eyes Are Smiling / Irish...And Proud Of It(CD, Comp, Mono) EMI, Capitol Records 7243 8 56061 2 0 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ACL 7905 Vera Lynn and Various Doonaree (as Boland) Vera Lynn and Various - Vera's Great Chorus Hits(LP, Comp) Ace Of Clubs, London Records Of Canada ACL 7905 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
Vera Lynn Doonaree (as Boland) Vera Lynn - Vera Lynn (Comp) Decca Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
Vera Lynn Dooneree (as E. Boland) Vera Lynn - Grand Gala Favorieten (Comp) Decca Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version

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