This recording had a huge impact on those of us in Scotland learning traditional music in the early 1970s. I believe this may have been the first recording of tunes such as "McMahon’s"[aka the "Banshee"]and the "Nine Points Of Roguery". Great singing from Dick Gaughan, too, the only recording he made with them, unfortunately. A real classic, never released on CD, and quite hard to find on vinyl.
Boys Of The Lough first LP
Is this still not on CD?! Dalmation! This would be a classic if it consisted only of the two songs from Dick Gaughan. Doubly so with the tunes.
It is out on CD now.
This album together with the second album were released in 1978 as a double album on the continent as "Boys of the Lough - Gaelic Folk Volume 1". I suspect they were just as influential there as in Scotland. A "Boys of the Lough - Gaelic Folk Volume 2", was also released but I don’t know it’s contents, anyone out there know ?
“The Nine Points of Roguery”
I’ve found an earlier recording of "The Nine Points Of Roguery" -
[ see comment above ]. Mick Moloney, of "The Johnstons" recorded it in 1969, about 3 years before this recording.