Irish Traditional Music Discography

This discography includes details of the back catalogues of some 440 labels, extant or defunct. It is a work in progress, so many of the listings are not yet complete (and probably some never will be). Additions or amendments are always welcome – click here to send them. Some of my thoughts about “lost” albums appear on The Vinyl Graveyard page. There’s also an Own Labels section that covers as many privately released albums as possible. Several major labels with large numbers of releases have their own separate pages which are highlighted below by asterisks.


If you’re looking for a particular item, but not sure where to begin, first check the directory of singers, musicians and bands appearing in these pages. Alternatively, click here to post a specific query, or here if you find the whole set-up incomprehensible.

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


A (31)


ABC Paramount; ACM; Acoustic Radio; Actual; Advent; Ainm; Alias Recordings; Allegro; Alula; An Rí; Anew Records; Antilles: Antrim Glens Traditional Group; Appleseed; Aquitaine; Arc; ARC Records; Arfolk; Arhoolie; Ar Linn; Ariola; Ark Albums; Armagh Pipers Club; Arran Records; Artes Records; Arts Council of Northern Ireland; Atlantic; Aughrim; AUK Records; Avoca


Ace of Clubs & Ace of Hearts – see Decca


B (25)


Bagpuss Records; B&C; Barcay; Bardic; Baycourt Records; BBC: Beat Goes On; Beaumex; Bee’s Knees; Bellaphon; Bellbridge; Big Beat Music; Big Plain; Black Box Music; Black Crow; Black Rose Records; Blarney Castle Records; Blix Street Records; Blue Chip; BMG/RCA Victor; BogFire; Bounty; Bow Hand; Brunswick


Beltona – see Decca


C (58)


Cairdeas Recordings; Cambra; Camden; Camus; Capitol; Cara; Castle Music; Causeway Music; Cavan Music; CBS; Celtic Airs; Celtic Collections; Celtic Crossings; Celtic Gold; Celtic Music; Celtic Note; Celtic Pride; Celtica; Ceol; Ceol Music; Ceol Records; Le Chant du Monde; Chappell Recorded Music Library; Chart Records; Chiswick; Cinq Planètes; Circa; Circín Rua; Clachán Music; Clan; Clare Records; Clarity Sound & Light; CMR; Cois na hAbhna; Coleman Heritage Centre; Collector: Columbia; Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann (CBÉ); Compass Records; Conamara Enviromental Education and Cultural Centre; Connoisseur Collection; Connoisseur Records; Cooking Vinyl; Coop Breizh; Copley; Cottage Records; Covert; Cracker Barrel Old Country Store; Craft Recordings; Crescent; Cross Border Media; Crow Valley Music; Cúchullain; Curragh Records




**Cló Iar-Chonnachta**

**Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCÉ)**


D (23)


Daisy Discs; Dara/Dolphin; Dave Mallinson Publications; Davjon; Dawn; Dawros Music; Day Job Records; Deacon Records; Decca/Ace of Clubs/Ace of Hearts/Beltona; Demon; Dingle’s; Dino; Disky; Disque Mouez Briez; DJM; Dominion Records; Doonaree; Doorla Records; Dream; Drumlin Records; DTS; Dublin Records; Duck


E (20)


E2; Eagle Records; Eagrán; Earthsongs; Ellipsis Arts; Ember; Emerald; EMI; English Folk Dance & Song Society (EFDSS); Epic; Equator; Erin; Errigal; Essential; Eureka; European Ethnic; Eurotrend; Evergreen; Evolution; Expert Records


F (23)


Fat Boy; Feenish Sound; Fermanagh Traditional Music Society; Fiddler; Fiesta; Flatfish; Flying Fish; Folk Heritage; Folk Legacy; Folklore Records; Folklyric; Folksound; Fontana; Foot Stompin’ Records; Forever Gold; Four Courts Press; Foxglove Records; Fréa Records; Free Reed; Free State Records; Frémeaux & Associés; Fuel 2000


**Folktrax (Folktracks)**


G (15)


Gael; Glen Arm Records; Glens Music; Glenside; Global Village; Globestyle; Goasco; Granuaile; Grapevine; Green Note; Greenshays; Greentrax


**Gael Linn**

**Green Linnet**



Golden Guinea & Golden Hour – see Pye.


H (16)


Hallmark; Halshaw Music; Hannibal; Happy Hour; Hare’s Ear; Harmac; Harmonia Mundi; Harp; Harry Stottle Records; Hawk; Helvic; Hit Records; HMV; Hook; Hot Conya




I (17)


Ice; Ideal; IMI Records; Inchecronin; Independent Records; Inis; Inis Fáil; Inishowen Traditional Singers Circle; Intercord; International Traditional Music Society; Intrepid; IRC Records; Irish Music Box; Irish Music Heritage; Irish Musicians’ Association; Irish Play; Island


J (5)


John McKenna Traditional Society; Joke; Jonesboro; June Appal; JVC


K (7)


Kells Music; Keltia Musique; Key Records; Kicking Mule; Kíla Records; Kissing Spell; KRL/Lochshore


L (10)


Lackeen Records; Leader/Trailer; Liekedeler; Lo La Records; Loftus Music; London Globe; Longwalk Music; Lough; Lughnasa Music; Lyrichord


M (22)

MAT; Magherabaun Records; Major Minor; Malgamú Music; Mapleshade Records; Maree; Mark Town; Market Square; Master Collector; Meadowlark; Membran; Mercier; Mercury; Mint Julep; Misty; Morning Star; Music Box; Music Club; Music for Pleasure; Musical Traditions


**Magnetic Music**



Marble Arch – see Pye


N (10)


Narada; Nascente; Nectar; Nevis; New Folk Records; New Samarkand; Newberry; Nimbus: Nonesuch; Northwest Folklife and University of Ethnomusicology Archives


O (12)


OAC Productions; Ocora; Offpsring Records; Ogham; Ógras; Old Bridge Music; Oldtime Records; Olympic Records; Oneup; Ovation





P (19)


Page One Records; Parlophone; Pavee Point Travellers Centre; Pegasus; Pennywhistler’s Press; Peters International; Philips; Philo; Phonograph Folk; Pickwick; Na Píobairí Uilleann; Plamas; Platinum Music; Play; Prism; Proper; Punch Music; Pye/Marble Arch






R (30)


Racket Records; Raglan; Rainbow; RAM Records; Rath Records; Raven; Reactive Masters; Real World; Rego; Reiskmore; Release (Ireland); Release (USA); Request Records; Revolving Records; Rex; Ringsend Road; Ritz; Riverside; Robin; Rockburgh; Rolling River; Rossendale Records; Round Tower; Rough Trade Records; Round Tower; Rounder; Rubber; Rubyworks


**RCA/RCA Victor**



S (46)


Sage Arts; Saydisc; Sceilig Records; See for Miles; Shamrock; Sharpe Music; Shaskeen Records; Silver Hill; Skellig; Skitteesh; Sliced Bread Records; Small Time; Small Wonder; Smithsonian Folkways; Snapper; Solid; Solo; Sony; Sound (U.K.); Sounds Irish; Souvenir; Special Delivery; Spectrum; SPH Records; Spike Records; Spoken Arts; SPOL Records; Spot; SRT; Standard Colonial Records; Standfast Records; STARC; Starlight; Starline; Start; Stereo Gold Award; Stiff; Strange Fruit; Stylus; Suffering Duck; Sugar Hill Records; Summit; Swilly Recording Services



**Sound Records (Sligo)**

**Spring Records**


T (23)


Talbot; Talcon Records; Target; Telstar; Temple; Third Floor; Thistle; Tíg na Coille; Tionscnamh Lugh; Tompo; Top Rank International; Top Spin; Traditional Crossroads; Tre Records; Tribune; Triskel; True Trax; Twin Records




**Topic/Free Reed (joint releases)**




U (2)


Ulster Folk Museum; Ulster Folk & Transport Museum/Irish Traditional Music Archive


V (8)


Vanguard; Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VMWL); VELO; Vertical; Veteran; Virgin; Viva; Viva Voce


W (18)


Waltons; Warner Bros/WB/WEA; Wavelength; Waverley; West Wind; Whirling Discs; Wild Boar Music; Windham Hill; Windmill; Windsong; Wing; Wooded Hill; World Music; World Music Network; World Network; World Village; Wren Records; Wundertüte


XYZ (3)


Xeric; Yazoo; ZTT


XTRA – see Transatlantic



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