To Hell or Barbados

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To Hell or Barbados
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Studio album by
  • June 1, 2007 (Ireland)
  • June 18, 2007 (UK)
  • June 26, 2007 (US)
  • July 6, 2007 (Canada)
RecordedAIR Studios, London
Genre Folk, reggae
Label Clear Records, UFO Music
Producer John Reynolds
Damien Dempsey chronology
To Hell or Barbados
The Rocky Road

To Hell or Barbados is the fourth studio album by Irish singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey released in Ireland and the UK in June 2007. An expanded edition was released on 2 November 2007, complete with a bonus CD of additional material.


The album name and title track are taken from the book of the same name by Sean O'Callaghan, a garbled account [1] of the thousands of Irish people transported to the Caribbean during the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland (see Irish slaves myth).

The album features Irish folk musician Sharon Shannon and sisters Yamina and Nadia Nid El Mourid from the French band Lo'Jo [2]

Track listing

2."Kilburn Stroll"5:10
3."How Strange"5:47
4."Chase the Light"4:13
5."Your Pretty Smile"4:15
8."Summer's in My Heart"4:58
9."To Hell or Barbados"7:47
10."The City"7:40
Total length:53:32

To Hell or Barbados: The Expanded Edition

Additional tracks:

  1. "Not on Your Own Tonight (Part 2)"
  2. "Saturday Finally Comes"
  3. "Wild One"
  4. "Schooldays Over"
  5. "Fly Me to the Moon"
  6. "Taobh Leis an Muir"
  7. "The Rhythm of Time"
  8. "Holy Night"


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  1. Rodgers, Nini (31 January 2007). Ireland, Slavery and Anti-Slavery. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN   978-0-333-77099-3.
  2. "Damien Dempsey - to Hell or Barbados CD Album".