The First Hurrah!
The Clancy Brothers were known for turning traditional tunes into songs. I don’t know if they composed lyrics for all the songs they sung.
Re: The First Hurrah!
Probably the most influential band for Irish Song. Much of their material is far removed from Pub Songs. But a true pub song like "Rosin the Bow" is sung with power and pathos. We is all human after all. "And when my companions are jovial, they will drink to old rosin the bow." Half of the album is probably trad tunes and words(unknown authors). But the definition of trad might bring on a fierce debate. ooops.