The Irish Rovers Biography

George Millar, Wilcil McDowell, Sean O'Driscoll, Ian Millar, John Reynolds, Fred Graham

All band members hail from Ireland, however, The Irish Rovers formed in 1963 in Toronto, Canada.

The group is best known for their international television series, and contributing to the popularization of Irish Music in North America. Best known for songs "The Unicorn", "Wasn't That A Party", "The Orange and the Green", "Whiskey on a Sunday" "Lily The Pink", and "The Black Velvet Band".

George Millar and his cousin Ian Millar are from Ballymena, original member Wilcil McDowell is from Larne, Sean O'Driscoll is from Cork, and both John Reynolds and percussionist Fred Graham are from Belfast. Photo right, The Irish Rovers at Carnlough Harbour, N. Ireland (from l): George Millar, John Reynolds, Sean O'Driscoll, Wilcil McDowell, Ian Millar, Fred Graham.

Former members:

Will Millar left the band in 1995

Jimmy Ferguson died in 1997

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