SA 03012 Boys of the Lough – Live at Carnegie Hall (1989)
SA 22012 Len Graham and Cathal McConnell – For the Sake of Old
CD-SDL 372 Bonnie Shaljean – Farewell to Lough Neagh (1988)
CD-SDL 407 Various – Songs of the Travelling People (1994)
CD-SDL 411 Various – Traditional Songs of Ireland (1995)
CD-SDL 416 Various – Bagpipes of Britain and Ireland (1996)
CD-SDL 420 Various – Traditional Dance Music of Ireland (1997)
SRCD 001 Tim Dennehy – A Thimbleful of Song (1996 reissue of 1989
SRCD 002 Tim Dennehy – Farewell to Miltown Malbay
SRCD 003 Tim Dennehy – The Blue Green Door (2002)
SRCD 004 Tim Dennehy – Between the Mountains and the Sea (2003)
SRCD 005 Tim Dennehy – Old Boots and Flying Sandals (2007)
UK reissue specialists.
SEECD 376 Seán O’Casey, Paul Brady with John Kavanagh – The
Green Crow Caws (a musical celebration of the works of
Seán O’Casey – musicians include Peter Browne and Paddy
Glackin; 1993 reissue of 1980 EMI LP)
This now defunct label’s full name was Shamrock Souvenir Records and it was based in County Monaghan. It also at one time owned the rights to the Dublin label and reissued some of its LPs either under the Shamrock or Harp imprint (information kindly supplied by John Cummins).
SLP 501 Various – A Tribute to President Kennedy (1964)
SLP 502 The Moonlighters Sing Irish Folk Hits (1965)
SLP 903 Tulla Céilí Band – Echoes of Erin (Dublin Records reissue)
Lafferty – All-Ireland Champions – Violin (1959; Dublin
OS-360 Joe Burke, Andy McGann and Felix Dolan – A Tribute to
Michael Coleman (undated)
OS 361 Joe Burke and Charlie Lennon – Traditional Music of
PSH 100 Brendan McGlinchey with Mary Mulholland –
Music of a Champion (1974)
PSH 102 Michael Dwyer – Traditional Music of Ireland (1975; 7” EP)
PSH 103 Pat McNulty – Uilleann Pipes (1976)
PSH 104 The Troubadours – Ned of the Hill (1975)
PSH 105 Drowsy Maggie – Maureen/Home Boys Home (7” single)
PSH 106 Finbarr Dwyer – Star of Ireland
PSH 108 Séamus Tansey – King of the Concert Flute
Number unknown John Whelan and Christine Considine – Irish Traditional
Music (almost certainly either 101 or 107)
SCRCD001 Na Casaidigh/The Cassidys (undated)
SCRCD96002 Na Casaidigh – Off to Philadelphia (1996)
SKIT-2003-2 Martin Furey – Howl (2003)
CD-SB71180 Na Casaidigh/The Cassidys – Singing from Memory (1998)
Small CD 8486 Flook! – Live! (1997)
FW 3002 Wallace House – Irish Songs of Resistance (1959)
FS 3521 Various – Irish Music from Cleveland
FS 3522 Various – Irish Music from Cleveland 2
FS 3523 Various – Irish Music from Cleveland 3
FW 3531 Jean Carignan – Old Time Fiddle Tunes (1960)
FG 3551 Neil A. Duddy – The Donegal Piper
FW 3575 Various – Irish Music in London Pubs (1965)
FE 4002 Various – Songs of Aran (1957)
FW 6819 Various – Irish Jigs, Reels and Hornpipes (includes Michael
Gorman and Willie Clancy;10” LP; 1956)
FW 6861 Sorcha Ní Ghuiarim – Sings Traditional Irish Songs in Gaelic
FW 8501 Ewan MacColl and Dominic Behan – The Singing Streets (1958)
FW 8729 Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman (recorded in 1965,but
not issued until the 1970s)
FW 8762 Deirdre Ní Fhionn – Irish Traditional Songs
FW 8781 Various – Traditional Music of Ireland, Volume 1: The Older
Traditions of Connemara and Clare (1963)
FW 8782 Various – Traditional Music of Ireland, Volume 2: Songs and
Dances from Down, Kerry and Clare
FW 8821 Various – Irish Dance Music (1973)
FW 8872 Various – As I Roved Out Field Trip Ireland (the
RF 112 John J. Kimmel – Virtuoso of the Irish Accordion
SFW CD 40481 Brian Conway – First Through the Gate (2002)
SFW CD 40485 Kevin Burke – Sweeney’s Dream (2001 reissue of 1973
Meadowlark LP, itself subsequently reissued as Folkways Records
SFW CD 40544 Various – Sound Neighbours (2008 compilation of ‘contemporary
music from Northern Ireland’)
No details available
SMC CD 160 The Dubliners – Ageless Classics (double CD)
SMD CD 150 The Dubliners – The Complete Dubliners (double CD)
Dublin-based label which issued a substantial number of singles, including chart-toppers by The Saw Doctors.
ROCD 8 Sharon Shannon (1991)
ROCD 14 Sharon Shannon – Out the Gap (1994)
ROCD 16 Nomos – I Won’t Be Afraid Any More (1995)
This Dublin label was a subsidiary of Release Records.
SOLO 7006 Tom McCuaigh, Seán Potts – The Roving Irish (1976)
SOLO 7012 Tommy Peoples – A Traditional Experience with ...
(1977; subsequently reissued on CD as Ovation OVA 503)
Multinational – www.sonymusic.net.
SK 60585 OST – Dancing at Lughnasa
SK 60746 Eileen Ivers – Crossing the Bridge
SK 60835 Lá Lugh – Senex Puer (1998 French release)
No details available, but this was a UK label and not the same as Sound Records of Sligo.
2-801 The Dubliners – Greatest Hits (1989 boxed set)
418137 Various – The Irish Folk Festival (1985; double LP)
68495-1 The Dubliners – Greatest Hits
CD 8 Various – Irish Folk Festival (1986)
CD 11 The Dubliners – 20 Greatest Hits (1989)
A Newry-based label which appears to have acquired rights to old Outlet releases. Its website does not, unfortunately, include a full catalogue, but here’s a couple of albums worthy of note. www.soundsirish.com
No details available.
SRC 315 Waxie’s Dargle – World Tour of Clare (1992 cassette)
This off-shoot of Topic records issued a few Irish releases during its brief period of operation in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
SPCD 1033 Patrick Street – Irish Times
SPCD 1043 Ron Kavana – Home Fire (1987)
SPCD 1047 Four Men and a Dog – Shifting Gravel (1993)
SPCD 1049 Patrick Street – All in Good Time (1993)
544813-2 Various – Global Roots: Irish Folk (2003)
No information available, but possibly German?
SPHCD 7795 Various – Irish Folk Festival
Almost certainly the label of the London-based band Dingle Spike.
SRTX78/CUS185 Dingle Spike
SRT 4 KL 167 Dingle Spike – Sunday Papers (1984)
Based at 95 Valley Road, New Rochelle, New York, this label
mainly produced LPs of Irish literature and
Shakespeare performed by the 'greats' of the Irish theatre. Relevant titles are listed below. Many thanks to John Cummins for this information.
SA 206 Grainne Ní Eigeartaigh - Irish Folk Songs Sung in Irish and
SA 216 Brendan
Mulhaire and his Céilí Band
SA 218 Dermot O'Brien and his Quartet Play Céilí Music
SA 760 Brendan Behan Sings Irish Songs and Ballads
Long defunct label based in Hamilton Street in Dublin’s salubrious Dolphin’s Barn area (many thanks to John Cummins for the listing).
SS01 Aggie White and Peter O’Loughlin – A Selection of Irish
Dance Music (EP featuring fiddle and flute duets)
SPR 8504 The Dubliners – Best of The Dubliners (1983)
No details available.
SRT/CUSTOM 012 Irish Mist (Joe Giltrap & Malcolm Rogers) – Rosin the Bow
US label, based in Woburn, Massachusetts, issuing LPs at the end of the 1950s and in the early 1960s (information generously provided by John Cummins).
COL LP621 McNulty Family – Twelve Authentic Irish Folk Songs
COL LP758 T.
Fitzgerald – Irish Dances
COL LP768 Jim McCann – Irish Folk Dances
COL LP781 Mickey Griffin – Irish Dances
COL LP794 Bob Gardiner – Old Country Dances From Ireland (early
album from the
accordionist later known as Bobby)
COL LP806 Various – The Fields Are Greener There (Irish songs/dances)
COL LP816 Various
– More Songs and Dances From Ireland
COL LP824 Various – Irish Song and Dance Festival
COL LP862 Various – More Songs and Dances From Ireland
COL LP945 Bob Gardiner, Jimmy Whelan, Jerry Malone – Songs and
Dances of Ireland
COL LP123 Paddy Killoran Orchestra, Michael Flynn flute, Mickey
PINE 1212 Le Cheile – Lord Mayo (1975)
PINE 1216 Various – Traditional Music from Galway and Clare (includes
Bobby Casey and Liam Farrell; 1977)
SCD 593 Máire Breatnach – Angels’ Candles
SCD 294 Hada to Hada – My German Lover
SCD 394 Máire Breatnach – Branohm
SCD 295 Sonny Condell – Someone to Dance With
SCD 395 Speranza – About Time
SCD 1095 The ‘Slightly’ Bewildered String Band
SCD 596 Deiseal – Sunshine Dances
London based label – long defunct (many thanks to John Cummins for the listings). Items with an ST EP prefix were released as 6” EPs
ST LP12 Brophy
Brothers Céilí Band
ST EP22 McNab's Shamrock and Thistle Band – A Night at
McNab's – Vol 1
ST EP30 Four
Courts Ceilidhe Band - Vol 1 (1962)
ST EP35 Four Courts Ceilidhe Band - Vol 2 (1962)
NB The Four Courts Ceilidhe Band consisted of the
London-based musicians Jimmy Jimmy, Paul Gross, Tommy Maguire, Tony Howley,
Michael Plunkett and Reg Hall.
UK budget subsidiary of EMI – vinyl releases only.
No information available.
Part of the Pickwick group.
MER 430 Various – The Best of Irish Céilí (1976; features the following
CBs – The Ardellis, Gallowglass, Michael Moran & Shannon Side)
SEEZ 55 The Pogues – Red Roses for Me (1984; CDSEEZ 55 issued in
SEEZ 58 The Pogues – Rum, Sodomy and the Lash (1985; also #
SMD 731 The Dubliners – 25 Years: A Celebration (1987; double CD
with various guests)
No details available (and it might actually be Sufferin’ Duck!).
SUF DUCK 004 Mickey Dunne and ? Byrnes – A True Born Irishman
SUF DUCK 005 Eoghan Mac Aogain – The Clare Hills (1999)
No details available.
No details available.
SUMCD 4073 The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem – Men of the West
SWC 005 Humour the Bow – A Musical Tribute to Jimmy Power
Recorded live at The Victoria, Holloway Road, this undated cassette must have been released shortly after Jimmy’s death in 1985. The album was produced by Billy Stevens and engineered by Peter Graves.
Here is the full track listing:
1) The Four Courts Quartet – The Mullingar Races/Music in the Glen
2) Seán Casey (fiddle) – The Musical Priest/Jenny’s Chickens
3) Freddy McKay – The Fenian Record Player
4) Mary and Jack Heffernan – Paddy in London
5) Roderick McDonald – Selection of Pipe Tunes
6) Danny Meehan (fiddle) – I Lost My Love and I Care Not
1) Lucy Farr/Tommy Healy – Selection of Reels
2) Peta Webb – The May Morning Dew
3) Bernadette McCarthy – Selection of Reels
4) Caroline Nolan (flute) – Cooley’s/Lord Wellington
5) Ted Franklin – The Wild Colonial Boy
6) Seán Casey (tenor banjo) – Farewell to Miltown/The Star of Munster
7) Lucy Farr, Bernadette McCarthy, Tommy Healy, Reg Hall, Dermot Kearney,
Seán Casey and Gerry Wright (bodhrán) – The Tarbolton/The Longford Collector/The Sailor’s Bonnet