Following the release of their recent single, Cod Liver Oil + The Orange Juice, The Mary Wallopers are out on tour and heading for the Welsh capital!
Cod Liver Oil + The Orange Juice is a Scottish song made popular by Hamish Imlach in the ’60s. It was written by Ron Clark and Carl MacDougal as a parody of the song Virgin Mary Had A Little Baby, which was big in folk scenes at the time. It was originally recorded for the 2019 EP (A Mouthful of Mary Wallopers) but it never received a proper release, so a new version was recorded for their debut album. A definite fan favourite, this ode to drunken revelry and its associated romantic pursuits showcases the Wallopers talent for picking a great song and making it their own.
Cod Liver Oil + The Orange Juice is the second track taken from The Mary Wallopers self-titled debut album, released digitally and on CD on 28th October 2022 via BC Records (vinyl due for release on 13th January 2023). The album is the culmination of several years of the Wallopers touring all corners of Ireland, collecting traditional songs before dusting them down and reimagining them in their Dundalk rehearsal space. The result is a record that perfectly channels an island’s musical history whilst never once sounding overawed by the task in hand.
The Mary Wallopers features eleven tracks arranged by the band and recorded at Ailfionn Studios in Dublin with producer Chris Barry. They will play The Globe in Cardiff on November 3rd.