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Crescent Records

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Label associated with Crescent Studios in Limerick. Denis Allen and Brendan Frawley are often listed in the credits of recordings made here. Chicago based George Casey is also associated with the label, suggesting he's originally from Limerick.


none Christy O'Connor Trio - Heaven Around Galway Bay LP [1974]
CRES 45758 Biddy Early - Wise Woman Or Witch - And Other Strange Tales From County Clare. LP [1977]
Soundtrack to Eamon O'Connor's short film, broadcast by RTE in Feb '75. Edited and Narrated by O'Connor. Music by Brendan Frawley, of Limerick band Bojangle.
CRES 45761 Kevin Owen - Dear Old Charleville. Songs by Kevin Owens EP 7" [1976] (PS)
Tracks: Dear Old Charleville // The Meeting of the Waters / Over Here.
Kevin Owens accompanied by Bernard Geary (organ).
Charleville born tenor Kevin Owens is a very well known radio performer having appeared on such well known programmes as 'Melody from Munster', 'Songs in the Night', Music of the Nation' and others. His solo performance in Bernard Geary's 'Mass of Saint Finbarr' on the Aisling label was most successful. His Dublin Feis Ceol successes in 1974 and 1975 include The Denis O'Sullivan medal, The Tenor Gold Medal, The Thomas Moore Cup, The Mac Call Cup, The McAuliffe Cup, and the John McCormack Cup.
CRES 45762 Shaun O'Dowd - For The Kids / Ride Me Down Easy 7" [1976] (no PS)
Both cover versions, A-side by Shel Silverstein (mis-credited), B-side by Billy Joe Shaver (uncredited).
CRES 45763 Joe Neiland, Brendan Frawley - There Is An Isle / Marbh Na Luimni (Lament for Limerick) 7" [1976] (PS)
Souvenir of The King's Island Festival 1976. Music by Frawley, vocal by Neiland (of the McCormack Singers and the Limerick Choral & Opera Society).
CRES 45764 Noel Flynn - Barna Hill EP 7" [1976] (no PS)
tracks: Barna Hill / Cliffs of Dooneen // Shanagolden / Quickstep Medley.
CRES 45765 P. J. Murrihy - Ireland's 32 LP [1976]
12 tracks of folk music by singer-songwriter Patrick Joseph Murrihy, from Mullagh, County Clare. He was a member of the Kilfenora Ceili Band for several years and also a full time farmer.
Recorded at Crescent Studios, Limerick. Sound engineers Denis Allen, Brendan Frawley.
Sleeve notes by Eamonn O'Connor.
side one:
Belfast Town
Just Before the Battle Mother
Bold Robert Emmett
Take Me Home To Mayo (Michael Gaughan)
Ireland's 32

side two:
The Blood-stained Bandage
Somewhere My Love Is Calling
My Home By The Lee (Sweet Inniscarra)
Don't Overlook Salvation
Seamus O'Brien
CRES 7501 George Casey - Any Dream Will Do LP [1975]
Recorded in Limerick. Pressed and released in the USA (Chicago, Illinois) on the Crescent label.
side one:
Any Dream Will Do
Peace On Erins Green Shore
Town I Love So Well
Teddy O'Neill

side two:
All Kinds Of Everything
Many Young Men Of Twenty
Mountains Of Mourne
Where My Eileen Is Waiting For Me
Irish Colleen
CRES 77221 George Casey - Sings His Most Requested Songs LP [1977]
Recorded January 1977 in Pumpkin Studios, Oak Lawn, Illinois. Pressed and released in the USA.
side one:
You're Always Welcome At Our House
Back Home Again
Black Velvet Band
I'm Sorry
Wild Colonial Boy
Streets of London

side two:
Where Do You Go To My Lovely
Dan O'Hara
Country Roads
Four Green Fields
I'll Get Over You
Long Long Before Your Time

With Pat O'Brien (guitar, backing vocals), J.D.Smith (bass), Eddie McAdams (drums), Carl Miller (banjo, flute, pedal steel), Sean O'Donnell (accordion) and Maurice Speccia (piano).
CRES 45580 George Casey - Limerick You're A Lady / ? 7" [1980?]
Released in the USA or Canada.
Fishtraks Records FTLP-432 George Casey - Foggy Foggy Dew LP [1979?]
Recorded at Lombard Sound, Dublin, produced by Denis O'Brien.
Engineered by Fred Meijer (mis-credited).
Additional recording and mixing at Fishtraks Studio, Rye, New Hampshire, USA, engineered by Newt McKay.
side one:
Foggy Foggy Dew
Connemara By The Lake
A Daisy A Day
Limerick You're A Lady
Irish Medley
One Day At A Time

side two:
Pretty Brown Eyes
Grandma's Rocking Chair
Eileen Alanna
For Baby, For Bobby
Green Glens of Antrim
There Has To Be An End

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