Marianne Green’s debut album with Andy Irvine, “Dear Irish Boy”, presents traditional Irish songs from Ulster and especially from Co. Down. Of the 12 tracks on the album, two are written and composed by Marianne Green herself and one by her collaborator and producer, Martin O'Hare. As well as songs in English there are two songs in Gaelic, also from the northern tradition. Co-producing and playing on the album is Andy Irvine, who is an icon in Irish music.
Although the music is deeply rooted in Irish traditional music, it is important for Marianne Green to find songs open to her own interpretation. The songs that are not her own, are carefully researched and rarely recorded before. The album is recorded at Spring Records in Rostrevor, Co. Down, N. Ireland where the beautiful and evocative natural surroundings match the environment in which the songs originate