The Irish Rovers - Gracehill Fair
Ross talks to George Millar of The Irish Rovers.
George Millar and his friend Jimmy Ferguson started out singing together as The Irish Rovers performing mostly Irish folk songs in Toronto. They traveled to Calgary where they met up with George’s older brother Will Millar who was singing children’s songs in the International House of Pancakes in Calgary. Will asked if he could join them and the core of the group was established. Will introduced the boys to Les Weinstein, who helped arrange for them to appear on television, and would later manage the group throughout the group’s career. They then invited George’s cousin Joe to join the group. Later, the boys became part of a popular folk club of the time called the Depression, a club that also kick-started the career of Joni Mitchell.
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