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Beal Feirste Records / Beil Feirste Records

last updated 22 Jan 2017

Beal Feirste is the Gaelic name for Belfast. The label released a number of pro Republican singles during 1973-74, in the style of the Wolfe Tones, most notably by The Freemen, who also released an LP 'The Lark in the Morning' on Emerald Gem in 1971 (GES 1063).

On the first pressing of the first single (PDF 001) the label name is misspelled Beil Feirste Records. On subsequent pressings of PDF001 and on subsequent releases, the spelling is correct: Beal Feirste.

I assume it's the same label given the artists involved and the timeline, but this assumption may be incorrect. It is certainly a different label to Ceol Beal Feirste Records.



Releases

PDF 001 The Freemen - The Flight From Mountjoy / The Ballad Of Billy Reid [1973]
Initial pressing with label name misspelled 'Beil Feirste'. Also pressed with A and B sides reversed.
FM 002 The Freemen - Winchester / ? [1973]
FM 003 The Freemen - Ireland Unfree / ? [1974]
FM 004 Jus Kelly & The Flint - Say Hello To The Provos / Internees Lament [undated; 1974?] both sides by Joseph McCann
A-side by Joseph McCann







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