This is from a cassette released by Nonesuch records in 1984.
It's a great "Irish" performance of some great "aulde Irische" music. Just before 1810, Irish poet, entertainer, singer, and songwriter Thomas Moore collected for publication a great mound of Irish songs on love, drinking, and war -- the great subjects of Irish culture, at least in the popular opinion.
His collections are generally known as "Moore's Irish Melodies." This album is a selection. Here's a list page of all of them, with lyrics.
I love these performances. The singing is by turns lilting and bellowing. The only instrumental accompaniment is a piano that is tuned, but sounds very old and frayed. These are the songs:
01 - The Minstrel Boy
02 - Silent, O Moyle, Be the Roar of Thy Waters
03 - When in Death I Shall Calm Recline
04 - Here We Dwell
05 - Lesbia Hath a Beaming Eye
06 - The Dirge / How Oft Has the Banshee Cried
07 - While Gazing on the Moon’s Light
08 - What the Bee Is to the Flow’ret
09 - Believe Me, If All These Endearing Young Charms
10 - The Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls
11 - How Dear to Me the Hour When Daylight Dies
12 - Oh! Doubt Me Not
13 - At the Mid-Hour of the Night
14 - It Is Not the Tear at This Moment Shed
15 - Fill the Bumper Fair
16 - Planxty Johnstone / Captain Magan
17 - My Gentle Harp
18 - ’Tis the Last Rose of Summer
Listen for yourself.