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The Irish .... and How They Got That Way


Musical Revue in 2 acts by by Frank McCourt; Original Musical Arrangements, Rusty Magee

Irish Repertory Theatre June 22—September 7, 1997
Revival Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, Off-Broadway; July 14—September 26, 2010 (Opened July 22); 9 previews, 66 performances.


4m; 2f


Violin, Mandolin, Bodhran, Piano, Accordion

Musical Numbers:

  1. Opening Medley
    (The Rose of Tralee, Believe Me It, All Those Endearing Young Charms
  2. The Holy Ground
  3. Galway Bay
  4. Carrickfergus
  5. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
  6. If You're Irish
  7. Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra
  8. Come Back Paddy Reilly]
  9. Mrs. McGrath
  10. Mother Machree
  11. The Rare OuId Times
  12. The Fields of Athenry
  13. Skibbereen
  1. Shores of Amerikay
  2. Anchors Aweigh
  3. No Irish Need Apply
  4. An Irish Washerwoman
  5. No Irish Need Apply (reprise)
  6. Erie Canal
  7. Give My Regards to Broadway
  8. Yankee Doodle Dandy
  9. I've Got Rings On My Fingers
  10. Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?
  11. Give My Regards to Broadway (reprise)
  1. Paddy on the Railway
  2. Moonshiner
  3. Danny Boy
  4. Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy's Chowder?
  5. Finnegan's Wake
  6. Dixie
  7. Ireland Boys Hurray
  8. The Ghost of Molly McGuire; You're a Grand Old Flag/Over There
  9. I'll Be Home for Christmas
  10. Johnny I Hardley Knew Ye
  11. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For