Jim Sullivan Music

Produced by Jim Hayes and Jimmy Moore for Sally McGee Records
Recorded, mixed, mastered and graphically designed by Victor Sanders

at Lakeside Media, Chicago, Illinois  victormail@aol.com
Cover art by Peggy Macnamara,www.peggymacnamara.com
Contact: info@jimsullivanmusic.com ​

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At 2:15 p.m. on Sunday July 8, Jim Sullivan, accompanied by Jimmy Moore, Gerry Field, Matt O’Connor, and Jim Hayes, will play at Irish Fest 2018 at the Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago), performing songs from Jim’s recording “Catch the Heart Off Guard.” At this wonderful summer festival of Irish music, other fine music that afternoon includes the incredible We Banjo 3 from Galway. 



The Recording by Jim Sullivan


Dirty Old Town                                 
The Green Fields of France               
The Auld Triangle                              
The Voyage                                       
McAlpine’s Fusiliers                          
Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go                     
Pleasant and Delightful                      
The Foggy Dew                                 
Big Strong Man                                 
No Frontiers                                       
Galway Races                                    
There is a Place                                  
Postscript* - Song for Ireland               

  • Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go3:51
  • Dirty Old Town3:30
  • The Green Fields of France5:34

A few words from Jim Sullivan

To paraphrase the late Irish poet Seamus Heaney, there are some songs that leave you with a sensation that you have been visited.  Glorious exultations, they overwhelm us with transcendent beauty.  This has been my experience with traditional Irish music and songs over the last forty years since my brother Bill created the Sullivan Brothers band.  We have had many amazing experiences, the best being neither planned nor predicted, like a ball kicked in from nowhere.  This – our third CD – is a postcard to by brother Bill, to let him know that we miss him and that we haven’t lost that dedication that he was so proud of. 

This album is most notably the result of the vision and musical acumen of our producer (with Jimmy Moore) and player/coach Jim Hayes.  He heard something special when Jimmy Moore and I performed Liam Lawton’s song “There is a Place” at a funeral mass for his uncle.  And through  Jimmy Moore, we found the great studio and recording skills of Victor Sanders, in whose enchanting Chicago studio we spent many a happy hour making these recordings.  Jimmy Moore and Jim Hayes also brought in a super-talented friend and legendary Irish musician John Williams.  Jimmy and John inspired us with their mastery.  Several times in the studio, Jimmy Moore brought me to tears where we had to stop the recording for a re-take.  And of course we got the old team together: myself, Matt O’Connor, Billy McNulty, Jim Hayes and Gerry Field, whose lovely fiddle playing graces a number of these tracks.  

Jim Sullivan

Chicago, Illinois

November 2016


Jim Sullivan               voice, guitar

Jimmy Moore             guitar, electric bass, banjo, voice

John Williams           accordion, concertina

Gerry Field                  fiddle

Matt O’Connor           acoustic bass, voice

Bill McNulty               voice

Jim Hayes                   voice

Marybeth Sullivan    voice

*"Postscript" from OPENED GROUND: SELECTED POEMS 1966-1996 by Seamus Heaney.  Copyright (c) 1998 by Seamus Heaney.  Used by permission of Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.