Eilís Boland

Profile:
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.
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Artist

Writing & Arrangement

4-40572 Eilís Boland - Doonaree / With My Shillelagh Under My Arm album art 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 Eilís Boland - Irish And Proud Of It album art 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
Eilís Boland - The Pride Of Tipperary album art Mary Larkin (2) Doonaree (as Eilish Boland) Mary Larkin (2) - The Pride Of Tipperary Music For Pleasure UK 1966 Sell This Version
Eilís Boland - From The Time You Say Goodbye album art Vera Lynn Doonaree (as Boland) Vera Lynn - From The Time You Say Goodbye (Album) Decca, Decca Europe 1971 Sell This Version
JOYS 232 Eilís Boland - Magic Moments album art David Hamilton (4) Doonaree (as Emor) David Hamilton (4) - Magic Moments(LP) Joy Records (3) JOYS 232 UK 1972 Sell This Version
C2029 Eilís Boland - In The Holiday Spirit album art The Bon-Accords Doonaree (as Boland) The Bon-Accords - In The Holiday Spirit(LP, Album) Lake Records (6) C2029 UK 1981 Sell This Version
7243 8 56061 2 0 Eilís Boland - When Irish Eyes Are Smiling / Irish...And Proud Of It album art 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
IHCD04 Eilís Boland - The Boy From Donegal album art Daniel O'Donnell Ballyhoe (as Eilish Boland) Daniel O'Donnell - The Boy From Donegal(CD, Album) Prism Leisure Corp. Plc IHCD04 UK 2002 Sell This Version
ACL 7905 Eilís Boland - Vera's Great Chorus Hits album art 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
Eilís Boland - Vera Lynn album art Vera Lynn Doonaree (as Boland) Vera Lynn - Vera Lynn (Comp) Decca Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
Eilís Boland - Grand Gala Favorieten album art Vera Lynn Dooneree (as E. Boland) Vera Lynn - Grand Gala Favorieten (Comp) Decca Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version

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