Fat Boy   Feenish Sound   Fermanagh Traditional Music Society  

Fiddler   Fiesta   Flatfish   Flying Fish   Folk Heritage   Folk Legacy  

Folklore Records   Folklyric   Folksound   Folkways   Fontana  

Foot Stompin’ Records   Forever Gold   Four Courts Press   Foxglove  

Fréa Records   Free Reed   Free State Records   Frémeaux & Associés

Fuel 2000

Fat Boy

Absolutely no information to help understand how the blessed St. Mary of O’Hara and Fat Boy came together.


FATCD 317                Mary O’Hara – Sings Irish Songs


Feenish Sound

The Hernon brothers’ own label.



FSCD001                    P. J. and Marcus Hernon – The Grouse in the Heather


CD FS002                   Feenish – Rabharta (2002)



Fermanagh Traditional Music Society


Releases are linked to the publication of the Hidden Fermanagh book.


No number                  Various – Hidden Fermanagh (2003)

No number                  Various – Hidden Fermanagh Volume 2 (2004)



USA label based in Seattle.


FRLP 002                   Paddy Cronin – The Rakish Paddy



No information available.


FLPS 1769                  Tulla Céilí Band with Martin Vaughan – Ireland’s Green



Flook’s own very successful labelwww.flook.co.uk/


001                              Flook – The Four of Us (1997; initially only available in the USA)

002`                             Flook – Flatfish (1999)

003                              Apparently, this was a very limited edition of unreleased tracks compiled for the Japanese market – Flook’s Sarah Allen cannot remember its title.

004                              Flook – Rubai (2002)

005                              Flook – Haven (2005)


Flying Fish

US-based label, distributed by Rounder - www.rounder.com.

FF058                          Cathal McConnell – On Lough Erne’s Shore (reissue of Topic


FF070                          Boys of the Lough – Wish You Were Here: Highlands and Islands Tour

(reissue of Transatlantic TRA 359)

FF225                          Boys of the Lough – Regrouped (reissue of Topic 12TS409)

FF263                          Boys of the Lough – In the Tradition (reissue of 12TS422)


FF705876                    Trian



Folk Heritage


UK based label.


FHR 056                     Drowsy Maggie


Folk Legacy

US-based label, concentrating on folk song (more information needed) – www.folklegacy.com.

Irish releases include:


FSE 1                          Paddy TunneyMan of Songs (1962)

FSE 8                          Peg Clancy Power (1963)

FSC 10                        Tom BrandonRambling Irishman (1963)

FSE 21                        Bill Meek – Traditional and Original Songs of Ireland (1965)

FSE 71                        Ian Robb and Hang the Piper (1979)

FSE 78                        Séamus and Manus McGuire – Humours of Lissadell (1980)

FSI 95                         Skip Gorman – New Englander’s Choice


CD 127                       All Hands Around – Irish Music (1999)

CD 129                       Various – Irish in America (2001)

CD 131                       Various – Irish Songs from Old New England (2003)



Folklore Records


Operated from by jazz and blues enthusiast Doug Dobell’s now sadly defunct shop on London’s Charing Cross Road – Dobell himself ran the 77 label (jazz) while the largely English folk-oriented Collector also operated from the same premises (many thanks to John Cummins for the listings below).


FLEUT-2                    Dominic Behan – The Irish Rover (1961)
FLEUT-4                    Dominic Behan – Cosmopolitan Man




US-based label – no other information available.


9010                            Various—Irish American Dance Music and Songs (LP)





According to my correspondent Alistair Banfield, this label was based in Coventry.


FSCD 012                   The Doonan Family – Fenwick’s Window (1991; band

included flute-player John Doonan and his sons Kevin on

fiddle and Mick on pipes)



See Smithsonian Folkways.


Former UK major label – vinyl releases only. TL and TFL prefixes indicate mono recordings and STL stereo.

TFL 5036                    Eileen Donaghy – Let’s Sing with the Irish (1961)

TFL 5045                    Eileen Donaghy – Ireland, My Ireland (1959)

TFL 5060                    Eileen Donaghy – Ireland’s Favourites

TFL 5088                    Eileen Donaghy – A Toast of an Irish Colleen (1960)

TFL 5109                    Eileen Donaghy – Ireland’s Requests (1960)

TFL 5159                    Peter Tomelty – Top o’ the Morning (1961)

TFL 5192                    Austin Gaffney – Irish Patriotic Songs (1962)

TFL 5193                    Malachy Doris and His Band with Tom Turkington – Irish

Dance Music (1962)


TL 5214                      The McPeake Family – Irish Folk! (1964)

TL 5244                      The Wolfe Tones – The Foggy Dew (1965)

TFL 5248                    Malachy Doris Céilí Band with Peter Sherry (1965)

STL 5258                    The McPeake Family – At Home with the McPeakes

TL 5267                      Shangarry Céilí Band – The Irish Rebellion (1965)

TL 5328                      The Wolfe Tones – Up the Rebels (1966)

STL 5433                    The McPeake Family – Pleasant and Delightful (1967)

TL 5450                      Noel Murphy – Nya-a-a-a-h! (1967)

TL 5462                      The Wolfe Tones – The Rights of Man (1968)

TL 5496                      Noel Murphy – Another Round (1969)


TFL 6067                    Liam Clancy


SFL 13068                  The McPeake Family – Irish Folk


6438 020                     The Tinkers – ‘Til the Wild Birds ... (1970)


687.947 TL                 The McPeake Family – Voyages Autour du Monde: Irlande

(undated French release)


Foot Stompin’ Records

Simon Thoumire’s Edinburgh-based label which mainly issues Scottish musicwww.footstompin.com.

CDFSR 1702              Liz Doherty – Last Orders (1999)

CFFSR 1704               Liz Doherty and Fiddlesticks – Racket in the Rectory (2000)

Forever Gold

UK budget label.


FG 492                        Margaret Barry and Patrick Galvin – An Irish Tinkerlady (2007;

tracks licensed from Topic)


Four Courts Press

Dublin publishing house.

No number                  Dáibhí Ó Cróinín (ed.) – The Songs of Elizabeth Cronin

(2000; includes two CDs of Elizabeth’s singing).

Foxglove Records

Fiddler/guitarist Randal Bays’s label, based in Seattlewww.foxgloverecords.com.

FG9601                       Randal Bays and Joel Bernstein – Pigtown Fling (1996)

FG9701                       Randal Bays – Out of the Woods (1997)


FG0350CD                 Randal Bays and Roger Landes – House to House

Fréa Records

No information available.


MW 4048                   David Munnelly – By Heck! (2003)

MW CD 4051             David Munnelly – Swing (2006 reissue of own label release)


Free Reed

Derbyshire based label which was pretty active in the 1970s and 1980s, but now mainly releases boxed set archive collections www.free-reed.co.uk .

See also its concertina collaborations with Topic – listed here.

Irish releases include:


FRR001/2                   Séamus Ennis – Forty Years of Piping (1975)

FRR003                      Eddie Butcher – I Once Was a Daysman (1976)

FRR004                      Micho Russell – Traditional Music of County Clare (1976 –

reissued on CD in 2008 as FRRR 09)

FRR007                      Joe Holmes and Len Graham – Chaste Muses, Bards and

Sages (1977)


Additionally, Johnny Moynihan appears on Field Vole Music (FRR012)


2007 also saw reissues of the Topic concertina collaborations, also available as a limited edition 6-CD boxed set, The Clare Set (AnClar 06).


FCLAR 01                  The Russell Family of Doolin, Co. Clare

FCLAR 02                  Bernard O’Sullivan and Tommy McMahon – Clare


FCLAR 03                  Chris Droney – The Flowing Tide

FCLAR 04                  John Kelly – Irish Traditional Concertina and Fiddle Music

FCLAR 05                  Tommy McMahon and Bernard O’Sullivan – Irish

Traditional Concertina Music of Co. Clare

FCLAR 06                  Various – Clare Concertinas


Free State Records

Jimmy Crowley’s Cork-based label – www.jimmycrowley.com.

CD CRO 001              Jimmy Crowley – The Boys of Fair Hill (2006 reissue of Mulligan LUN 014)

CD CRO 002              Jimmy Crowley – Camphouse Ballads (2006 reissue of Mulligan LUN 031)

CD CRO 003              Jimmy Crowley – Some Things Never Change (2006 reissue of Mulligan LUN 045)

CD CRO 006              Jimmy Crowley – My Love is a Tall Ship (1997)

CD CRO 007              Jimmy Crowley – Uncorked (1998)

CD CRO 008              Jimmy Crowley – Coast of Malabar (2000)


CD ALT 001               Various – Sex, Sca & Sedition (1999)




Frémeaux & Associés


French publishing house which also issues CDs  of archive material – www.fremeaux.com/index.html.


FA 5061                      Various – Irish in America 1910-1942 (2004; double CD of

remastered 78s)



Fuel 2000


No information available about this budget label.


3020616262/3020613882       The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem – An

                                                Introduction to … (2006; 2 CDs)



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