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Claddagh Records

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Claddagh is a long running independent label mainly devoted to recording traditional and folk music and artists.
Releases are distributed by larger labels such as EMI. 

Claddagh was managed for a period by Chieftains leader Paddy Moloney.


 


Albums

CC Series (main LP series)

CC   1	Leo Rowsome – Rí na bPiobairí / The King of the Pipers [1959]
CC   2	The Chieftains - s/t  [1963]  (CBS 83324)
CC   3	Dolly MacMahon - Dolly  [1966]
CC   4	Sarah & Rita Keane – Once I Loved  [1968]
CC   5	Denis Murphy & Julia Clifford – The Star Above the Garter  [1968]
CC   6	Máire Áine Ní Dhonnchadha - Deora Aille Irish Songs from Connemara  [1970]
CC   7	The Chieftains - 2  [1969] (CBS 83322)
CC   8	Paddy Taylor – The Boy in the Gap (Traditional Music from Limerick and Clare)  [1969]
CC   9	Seán 'ac Dhonncha – An Aill Bháin (The White Rock) (Songs in Irish and English from Connemara)  [197?]
CC  10	The Chieftains - 3  [1971?]
CC  11	v/a – The Drones and the Chanters  [1971]
CC  12	Seán Ó Riada – Ó Riada's Farewell  [1972]
CC  13	Tommy Potts – The Liffey Banks  [1972]
CC  14	The Chieftains - 4  [1973]
CC  15	Paddy Moloney & Seán Potts – Tin Whistles  [1974]
CC  16	The Chieftains - 5  [1975]
CC  17	Seán Keane – Gusty Frolicks  [1975]
CC  18	Derek Bell – Carolan's Receipt (Music of Carolan Vol. 1)  [1975]
CC  19	Séamus Ennis – Féidhlím Tonn Rí's Castle  [1977]
CC  20	The Chieftains - 6 Bonaparte's Retreat  [1976]
CC  21	The Chieftains - Live!  [1977]
CC  22	The Whistlebinkies - s/t [1977?]
CC  23	Dolores Keane – There Was a Maid  [1978]
CC  24	The Chieftains - 7  [1977]
CC  25	Sondela (South Africa) – Atté  [1977]
CC  26	Charles Guard – Avenging and Bright  [1978]
CC  27	Michael Tubridy – The Eagle's Whistle  [1978]
CC  28	Derek Bell – Carolan's Favourite (Music of Carolan Vol. 2)  [1978]
CC  29	The Chieftains - 8  [1978]
CC  30	The Chieftains - 9 Boil the Breakfast Early  [1979]
CC  31	The Whistlebinkies - 2  [1979?]
CC  32	Willie Clancy - The Pipering of Willie Clancy Volume 1  [1980?]
CC  33	The Chieftains - 10  [1981]
CC  34	The Whistlebinkies - 3  [1981?]
CC  35	Derek Bell - Derek Bell's Musical Ireland  [1982]
CC  36	The Chieftains with the RTΙ Concert Orchestra - The Year of the French  [1982]
CC  37	Len Graham – Do Me Justice  [1983]
CC  38	Robert Wallace – Chance Was a Fine Thing  [1983]
CC  39	Willie Clancy - The Pipering of Willie Clancy Volume 2  [1983]
CC  40	v/a – Claddagh's Choice Vol 1  [1984]
CC  41	Len Graham – Ye Lovers All  [1984?]
CC  42	The Chieftains - In China  [1985]
CC  43	The Whistlebinkies - 4  [1986?]
CC  44	Francie Byrne, James Byrne, Vincent Campbell & Con Cassidy – The Brass Fiddle  [1986]
CC  45	Vail Ó Flatharta – Bláth na Nairní  
CC  46	Skylark - s/t [1987]
CC  47	Ronan Browne & Peter O'Loughlin – The South West Wind  [1988]
CC  48	unreleased [Robert Wallace album]
CC  49	Skylark – All of It  [1989]
CC  50	The Whistlebinkies - 5
CC  51	Ben Lennon, Séamus Quinn, Gabriel McArdle, Ciarán Curran – Dog Big and Dog Little  [1989]
CC  52	James Byrne – The Road to Glenlough  [1990]
CC  53	Robbie Hannan – Traditional Irish Music Played on the Uilleann Pipes  [1990]
CC  54	The Whistlebinkies - Anniversary  [1990]
CC  55	Phil, John & Pip Murphy - The Trip To Cullenstown  [1991]
CC  56	v/a – Beauty An Oileáin: Music and song of the Blasket Islands  [1992]
CC  57	Skylark – Light and Shade  [1992]
CC  58	Paul McGrattan – The Frost Is All Over  [1992].
CC  59	Derek Bell – Ancient Music for the Irish Harp  [1993]
CC  60	Mary Mac Namara – Traditional Music from East Clare  [1994]
CC  61	v/a – The Drones and the Chanters Volume 2  [1994]
CC  62	Skylark – Raining Bicycles  [1996]
CC  63	Cran – Black, Black, Black  [1998]
CC  64	Ronan Browne – The Wynd You Know [2001]
CC  65	v/a – Claddagh's Choice Volumes 1 & 2 [1998] incorporates CC40
CC  66	The Chieftains - Collection
CC  67	The Chieftains - Collection 2


CC E1	Leo Rowsome – Rí na bPiobairí / The King of the Pipers EP 7" 

CCF Series (Franchise LP series) 

Franchised releases are recordings licensed from elsewhere, either other record companies
at home or abroad or production companies; in some cases Claddagh has been the exclusive 
licensee to date, i.e. these exist only as Claddagh releases.

CCF  1	John Molyneux – Douce Amére
CCF  2	Jody Stecher & Krishna Bhatt - Rasa  [1981] [Rooster Records, USA]
CCF  3	Runrig – The Highland Connection  [1981] [Ridge Records, Scotland]
CCF  4	Metropolis – Morning Shadows  [1981] [a Phaeton release]
CCF  5	Robin Williamson – Songs of Love and Parting  [1981] 
CCF  6	Jane Cassidy – Waves of Time
CCF  7	Jimi Slevin - Freeflight  [1982] [a Phaeton release]
CCF  8	Pierre Bensusan - Solilai  [1982] [Rounder, USA]
CCF  9	Edmund Lenihan – Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the Pϊca {spoken word}
CCF 10	Robin Williamson – Music from the Mabinogi
CCF 11	Edmund Lenihan – Fionn Mac Cumhaill and The Dark Pool {spoken word}
CCF 12	Robin Williamson – Legacy of the Scottish Harpers
CCF 13	Edmund Lenihan – Niamh and The Giant
CCF 14	Jane Cassidy – The Empty Road  [1986]
CCF 15	The Chieftains – Music from ‘The Ballad of the Irish Horse
CCF 16	Robin – Williamson – Legacy of the Scottish Harpers: Volume 2
CCF 17	Edmund Lenihan – Storyteller
CCF 18	Matt Molloy – Stony Steps  [1988]
CCF 19	Robin Williamson – Songs for Children of All Ages
CCF 20	Bakerswell  [1988]
CCF 21	Noel Hill – The Irish Concertina  [1988]
CCF 22	Edmund Lenihan – Storyteller 2
CCF 23	Kevin Conneff – The Week Before Easter  [1989]
CCF 24	Eddie Lenihan – Weird Irish Tales
CCF 25	Seán Keane – Jig It In Style  [1989]
CCF 26	Máirtín O'Connor – Perpetual Motion  [1990] also issued on cassette as MOC001
CCF 27	Conal Ó Gráda - The Top of Coom  [1990]
CCF 28	Eddie Lenihan – The Devil's Own Work
CCF 29	Gerry O'Connor & Eithne Ní Uallacháin – Lá Lugh  [1991]
CCF 30	Seán Keane, Matt Molloy & Liam O'Flynn – The Fire Aflame  
CCF 31	John Doherty – The Floating Bow  [1996]
CCF 32	Mary Mac Namara – The Blackberry Blossom [2000]
CCF 33	Leo Rickard – Pure Piping [2000]
CCF 34	Pierre Schryer, Dermot Byrne and Friends [2000]
CCF 35	Ronan Browne & Peter O'Loughlin – Touch Me If You Dare [2002]
CCF 36	Maeve Donnelly & Peadar O'Loughlin – The Thing Itsel [2004]
CCF 37	David Power – My Love is in America [2005]
CCF 38	The Tulla Céilí Band – 60th Anniversary Celebration [2007]
 

CCA Series (Spoken Word LP series)

CCA 1/2	Hugh MacDiarmid - A Drunk Man Looks At The Thistle 2xLP [1970] "Hugh MacDiarmid reads his own poem"
CCA  3
CCA  4	Norman MacCaig - The Way I Say It. Poems by Norman MacCaig LP [1973]
CCA  5	A Double Scotch. Edwin Morgan and Alexander Scott read their own poetry LP [1971]
CCA  6?	Orcadian Poet George Mackay Brown Reads His Poems And A Short Story [1976]
CCA  7	Hamish Henderson - Freedom come-all-ye LP [1977]
CCA  8	Sydney Goodsir Smith – The Deevil's Waltz LP [1978]


CCT Series (Spoken Word LP series)

CCT  1	Patrick Kavanagh - Almost Everything LP [1966] poetry & prose
CCT  2	Austin Clarke - Beyond the Pale LP [1966] poetry
CCT  3	Samuel Beckett - MacGowran Speaking Beckett LP  [1966]
CCT  4	The Northern Muse, Seamus Heaney and John Montague Reading their Own Poems LP [1968]
CCT  5	Hugh MacDiarmid Reads His Own Poetry LP [1969] Scottish poet
CCT  6	Thomas Kinsella - Fair Eleanor: O Christ Thee Save; poems LP [1969]
CCT  7	The Battle of Aughrim - Read by Richard Murphy and Music by Seán Ó Ríada and Ceoltóirí Cualann LP [1968]
CCT  8	Máire Mhac An tSaoi - Á Lé Ag An Bhfile Féin [1970]
CCT 9/10	Ted Hughes - Crow 2xLP [1973]
CCT 11	Derek Mahon Reads His Poetry LP [1973]
CCT 12
CCT 13
CCT 14	Robert Graves - The Green-Sailed Vessel [1972]
CCT 15/16	Liam O'Flaherty - reads The Ecstasy Of Angus 2xLP [1978]
CCT 17
CCT 18
CCT 19/20	 John Montague - The Rough Field
CCT 21	Seamus Heaney & Liam O'Flynn – The Poet and The Piper [2003]
CCT 22
CCT 23/24	 Thomas Kinsella - Poems 1956 - 2006 2xCD


CSM Series

CSM 1	Sean O Riada - Vertical Man OST LP foc  [1969]
CSM 2	Aeolian Quartet - String Quartet in C (Frederick May) [1974]
CSM 50-51	John O'Connor - John Field: Complete Piano Concertos 2xLP [1973]
CSM 52	Bernadette Greevy - Bernadette Greevy Sings Brahms LP
CSM 55	?
CSM 54	Derek Bell - Plays With Himself
CSM 55-58	title? 4xLP [1982]
CSM 59	?


Singles

CSS/CCE Series
CCS 1	The Chieftains - Carolan's Welcome / Boil The Breakfast Early [1979?]
CCE 2	Rebel Irishwomen EP [1966] (PS)
CCE 3	The Chieftains - The Morning Dew / The Tip Of The Whistle [1973]
CCE 4	The Chieftains - Mna na hEireann / An Mhaighdean Mhara [19??]


See also Phaeton/Faetain Records





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