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The following are discographical listings for labels which are either too small (there are many single release labels) or not complete enough to warrant a page of their own (yet). Many small labels proliferated in Ireland during the '80s as attention from the local branches of the major labels was often impossible for local acts to attract.

If you can fill in any gaps, please get in touch.

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AART Records

AART 2001 Irish Travellers - The Traveller / Failte 7" [1980] (PS?)



ADP Records

A.D.P. = Aid Deprived People

ADP 101 Billa O'Connell & The Janeczeks - Beautiful City / Maggie [1980]
Produced by Liam Hurley. Published by Cara-$el.
ADP 363 Billa O'Connell - The Charm Of His Lovely City [no date] (PS)
A-side: Lovely City
B-side: Corks Own Charm
Charity single released in Aid of Deprived People by the School Of Commerce Charity of Cork. Undated but most likely released in the late '80s.






A & C Records

AC 1001 S ? The Playboys - The Sally Gardens / Run, Baby, Run // ? [1987]
Produced and engineered by D.Given & The Playboys. Recorded at Given & Swift Studios, Omagh. Double A-side.
AC 1002 S
AC 1003 S The Playboys - We Can Make It / Loch Lomond [1988] (no PS)
Produced and engineered by Charles Friel. Recorded at Given & Swift Studios, Omagh. Double A-side.

Astra Records



One-off Stargazers label.

(none) Stargazers - Steppin Out / The Players
matrix # STARGAZERS 3



Aura Records

The Aura Record Company of Waterford. Denny Corcoran was a well-known local theatre/entertainment impresario

RS 301 Denny Corcoran - City Of Music / Memories of Waterford [19??] (PS)



Avalon Records

A UK pop label which sometimes used Irish pressing plants - delisted.


Balally Records

BELU 1001 Elvis O'Toole - The Balally Bop / County Leitrim Queen [1981]
Charity single supporting the Balally Church & School Fund, produced by Ted Ponsonby (Rascals).



Big Bopper Records

Location: Belfast

BP2 Joe E Dee - My Wild Irish Rose [1986]



Bird Sound Studios
BSS.101 Big John & The Emerald Stars - Shanagolden / I Love You Still 7"



Blarney Records

Location: Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, the home of Big Tom (must have been something in the water...)

ML 101
ML 102 Maurice Lynch Showband - Let's Keep It Country LP [ca 1970]



Break Records (plural)

A label called 'Break Records' is too good a pun for some, so it's been used many times. Rather than try to separate them, I'm lumping them together here - the reader can sort them out!

BKS 001 Spud - Kitty / Scarlet 7" [1976] (PS)
SMASH 1 Resistors - EP For Jeanie 7" [1980] (PS)



Brookhill Records

BHRS 2 Ronnie Griffiths - Wonderful Tonight / Blueberry Hill [1981]
Covers of Eric Clapton and Fats Domino.
BHR 002 Various - Souvenir Of Bundoran LP [1981] (PS)
BHR 005 Seamus McGee Sound - Acidentally On Purpose EP [1986] (PS)



tracks:
Acidentally On Purpose
Donegal Shore
Slán A Ghrá
Recorded at Big Tom Studios Castleblaney, produced by Basil Hendricks.



Bunratty related

During the 60s and 70s, Bunratty Castle peddled dodgy history to cash-rich American tourists in the form of a medieval banquet complete with mead, busty maidens with plenty of cleavage on show and traditional music performances. The music was usually available as a souvenir record. The show changed over time and so each release is different. Eventually the Bunratty Castle Singers released a full LP on Dolphin Records. Nowadays Bunratty is probably a 'heritage centre' or 'folk park' or somesuch, and all historical inaccuracies and policitically incorrectness have undoubtedly been purged from the events staged there.

7 XEP 3222/3223 v/a - Medieval Banquet in Bunratty Castle EP (PS)
side one:
Brendan O'Duil & Ensemble - Jug of Punch
Ensemble - Clare's Dragoons
Elizabeth O'Brien - I Know Where I'm Going

side two:
Brendan O'Duil & Ensemble - Jug of Punch
Fionnuala O'Sullivan - Roisin Dubh
Ensemble - ?
Ensemble - Come Back To Erin



Cabbage Records

CB 001 The Dixies - Cabbage Head / Oh Boy [1986?]
'Cabbage Head' is a cover of Stan Ridgway's 'Camouflage' issued in 1986 [(p) & (c) I.R.S. Records], so this Dixies single must date from 1986 or later.



Caprice Records

CAP 001 Tony Kenny - The Nicest Thing I Know / Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain 7" [1981]
Castlebar Song Contest entry



Cara Records

'Cara' is the Irish for 'friend'. There have been several Cara Records, most notably the label that released several De Danann titles [see below] but this Cara is most likely harpist Aine nic Gabhann's own label.

CR/L 7001 Aine nic Gabhann - Irish Portrait LP [1970]
CR/L 7002 Aine nic Gabhann - Irish Harp LP [1974]



Cara Records [UK] (De Danann)

The Cara Label is wholly owned and controlled by Shafmere Ltd., Music Publishers, London, England.
Distributed by Spartan Records Ltd.

Possibly related to De Danann members/management/publishing.

Singles
CARA 001 De Danann - Hey Jude (reissue of 1980 Gael Linn 45?)
CARA 002  
CARA 003 De Danann - The Star-Spangled Molly / The Boys Of Malin
CARA 004 De Danann - The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba (In Galway) / The Chicken Reel
 
Albums
CARALP001 De Danann - A Song For Ireland [1983]
 



Case Records

none Ray Doherty - Solo At Last EP 7"
A-side: A Right Old Knees Up (medley). B-side: Rock N Roll Woman (R.Doherty)



Causeway Records

GS 001 Jim Black And The Mountain Dew - The Mountain Dew / Spancil Hill // ?



Ceol Beal Feirste Records

Literally 'Belfast Music Records'.

A rare early single by Ceoltoiri Ghoill.

CBF 001E Ceoltoiri Ghoill - Amhrainin Siodraimin EP 7" [19??]



Chart Records

Singles
??? Gina, Dale Haze & The Champions - Breakaway [10/1988]
PZA 046 Dickie Rock - I'll Never Stop Wanting You / Instrumental Version [2/1989]
??? Dickie Rock - Come Home To Ireland for Christmas [11/1989]
??? Joanna & Tequila Sunrise - My Man [7/1989]
BRCD 003 Paddy Reilly - Live in Concert LP/CD]



Chipper Records



One-off release on small Cork label.

none Ben Stuart, Con Draper, Richie Dunne - Pride of the Lee / Silver Threads Among The Gold 7" [198?] (no PS?)
Recorded at Studio Fiona. Ben Stuart (vocals), Con Draper (accordion), Richie Dunne (drums).



Christy Sheanon Records

Singles
CS 001 Christy Sheanon - Pinto The Wonder Horse / Charley Pride Selection // Kevin Rohan - Reel Selection 7"
Undated split single recorded at Greenfield Studios in Headford, Co. Galway. Co-produced by Christy and Bernard Sheanon.



Chyme Records

Singles
CHS 1001 The Dubliners - Now I'm Easy / From Johann To John (instrumental) 7" [1981]
CHS 007 Luke Kelly & The Dubliners - Raglan Road / Scorn Not His Simplicity 7" [19??]



City Records

Republican folk
CR 200 Hugh Trainor - Boys from the County Armagh / Old Bog Road [1978]



Clarat Records

Note spelling: CLARAT

CLT 1001  
CLT 1002  
CLT 1003  
CLT 1004 Raglan Four - Mountain Of Dreams / Marino Waltz
CLT 1005 Raglan Four - Eileen Alanna / Shergar



Claret Records

Probably more than one label represented here.

003 Drowsy Maggie - s/t EP 7" [1983] (PS)
Four track EP recorded at Central Recording Studios, Athlone.
A1 Sonny's Dream
A2 Four Strong Wings
B1 Forget Me Not
B2 Gold Watch And Chain
C 1001  
C 1002  
C 1003 The Fourmost - Slippin' Away / Magic Woman Touch 7" [1981]



Corrymore Records



CORRY 1 Sage - Achill / Lonely Shores [19??] (PS)



Crannog Records

CRS 1  
CRS 2 Austin Durack - If You Fall Into The Water / Woodcock Hill



C.R.C. Records

CRC 71 The Barleycorn (as The Barley Corn) - The Men Behind The Wire / Freedom Walk [1971] both sides by Pat McGuigan
Issued by the Andersonstown Civil Resistance Committee 1971



Crest Records


CRE 001 Allendale - The Frost Is All Over / My Green Valleys 7" [1986] (PS)
CRE 002 Jack Allen & Allendale - Sarah Jane (K.Sheerin) / High Reel 7"
CRE 003 Jack Allen & Allendale - The Golden Voice (A Tribute to Michael O'Hehir) / The Great Fields Of Ireland 7"


Cúpla Records


SB 001 Sean Byrne & Cúpla - The Land Where The Slaney Flows /
Richie Kelly & Cúpla - Reel Selection 7"



Dark Records



Label associated with Ryan's Fancy, a Canadian-Irish group based in Nova Scotia. They were prolific in their homeland and very popular in Ireland too. These Dark Records releases are all Irish pressings.

DM 501 Ryan's Fancy (Canada) - Candlelight And Wine / Fella From Fortune [1981] (no PS?)
DM 502 Ryan's Fancy (Canada) - Sonny's Dream / Biddy Mulligan [1982] (no PS?)
DM 503 Ryan's Fancy (Canada) - Newport Town / Mist Upon The Morning [1982] (no PS?)
A-side is credited to Ryan's on the label, presumably a misprint.



Desert Records



SAND 501 Kelley And The Nevada - The Wedding Song (There Is Love) / Back Streets [1974]



Donmar Records

DMR 001 Shape - Luggala / El Bravo 7" [1978]
Both sides credited to Sneyd



Dovid Music

DOV 001 Eugene Murphy - Presence of the Lord / I Believe 7" [1981]
Both sides are Eugene Murphy originals, so 'Presence' is not a Blind Faith cover.



Dublin Records

Not to be confused with Philip Donnelly's label.

LP 1011 Mayglass Ceili Band - The Pride of Erin [197?]



Eagle Records

EA.100 Cotton Mill Boys - Top Forty / Bridle On The Wall [1971]



Echo Records

Belfast
SER 101 Dunloy Accordion Band - The Road To Dunloy LP [1974]
SER 106 Kells & Connor Accordion Band - Church Harmony LP [1975]



Eaton Records

Paul Harrington's label for self-released singles. See also RocKids Music.

PH 2001 Paul Harrington - Uptown Uptempo Woman / remix 7" [1988] (PS)
PH 2002 Paul Harrington - Love Daze / Thinking Of You 7" [1989] (PS)



Eblana Records

45-EBK-1 Chris Lamb Showband and Orchestra - Many Young Men Of Twenty EP [1961] (PS) green vinyl
Songs from the show by John B.Keane. Vocals by Siobhan O'Brien.
side one:
Many Your Men Of Twenty
Keelty
side two:
I Am A Servant Girl
Mikey Houlihan
Kitty Curley



Egg Records

EG001 Wild Geese - Gortnamona / Down Our Alley 7" [198?] (PS)



Epic Records

EPC ????? Johnny Logan - Give A Little Bit More (10/1980)
EPC A 2553 Johnny Logan - Oriental Eyes / Flame (7/1982)
EPC ????? Johnny Logan - Becoming Electric / Emotional Blackmail (10/1982)
EPC A 3416 Johnny Logan - Standing In There / Hollywood (1983)
EPC A 4338 Johnny Logan - Heaven / Hollywood (3/1984)
EPC A 6159 Johnny Logan - Ginnie Come Lately / Everytime I Dream (1985)
LOG 1 Johnny Logan - Hold Me Now / Living A Lie (4/1987)
LOG 2 Johnny Logan - I'm Not In Love/Such A Lady (7/1987)
EPC 65144817 Johnny Logan - Heartland / Stay (4/1988)
EPC 6549777 Johnny Logan - All I Ever Wanted / Me and My Jealous Heart (1989)



F & M Records (1)



The 'F' and 'M' may be Morgan Fingleton. Fingleton played in school bands, etc before playing keyboards in Minor Detail. Route 101's singles date from 1989-90. FM 002 is produced by (Dr) Paul Brewer, who worked freelance in Dublin recording studios during 1989-90. Morgan Fingleton secured a publishing contract with New York based ESP Management and moved to New York. Played in several bands in New York over several years before moving to Chicago.

FM 001 Route 101 - Stay / Just A Gigolo [1989?] (PS)
FM 002 Route 101 - The One I Want / Instrumental [1989?] (no PS)



F & M Records (2)

This 'F' and 'M' is probably Frankie McDonald.

FM 001  
FM 002 Frankie McDonald - What A Wonderful World / All I Ask Of You 7" [198?] (no PS?)



Fanfare Records

FR2316 The Denvers - These Eyes / A Table For Two [19??] UK press



Fearna Records

FEA 001 John Murray - s/t EP [1978] (no PS?)
FEA 002 Pat Hogan & The Travelling Sound - The Soldiers Farewell / Killhile Hill [1978?] (no PS?)
A-side by Cullen/Hogan and produced by Lar Kenny; B-side by Hayes/Hogan and produced by Pat Hogan.



Finger Records

NAIL 1 Club Sound - One More Day / In This Country 7" (PS) [1987]



Flight Records

AD 1 Austin Durack - In The Town Of Chernobyl / Love Comes Along 7" [198?]



Fortune Records

FAME 101 Susan McCann - When The Sun Says Goodbye To The Mountains/Limerick You're A Lady
FAME ??? Susan McCann - Hi Fi to Cry By (11/1978)
FAME 103 Susan McCann & Shaun O'Dowd - I Will Always Love You / Talke A Chance



Fox Records

Presumably Mattie Fox's own label.

FOX 001 Misty - The Leavin' of Liverpool / Leavin' London [1981]



Frontier Records

FR0001 Dan Toher - Hope / Seven Lives 7" [19??] (PS)
FR0002 Dan Toher - Faraway / Refugee 7" [19??] (PS)



Gable Records



GS 8001 Joe Dolan - Real Good Woman / Westmeath Bachelor



Galaxy Records

Doyle also recorded for Major, Tribune, Plough, Solo, Music Box, Granuaile, Release.

E 100 Danny Doyle - The Rare Old Times / Down Our Street [1977]
E 101 Danny Doyle - Old Dublin Town / Bells of the Morning [1978]
GY-113 The Bachelors - Torn Between Two Lovers / Old Fashioned "B" Side [1/1977]
GY-117 The Bachelors - Save The Last Dance For Me / Children And Flowers [7/1977]
GY-119 Danny Doyle - Whiskey On A Sunday / Suzanne, Don't Leave Me [1977]
GY-155 Luv Bug - Love Symphony / Gimme Some Love [7/1978]
GY-158 Frank Carson (comedian) - Ip Dip Chibberdy Dip / Try It You'll Like It [10/1978]
GY-161 The Bachelors - Travellin' Home / We Don't Have Those Feelings (Anymore) [11/1979]
GY-162 Danny Doyle - Susan / For What It's Worth [1979]
GAL-6014 Danny Doyle - (Presenting) Danny Doyle LP [1977]



Gandon Records

GPLPR 001 Fionnuala Monks - Love Songs Of Ireland LP [no date]



Gasworks Records

GAS 1001 Don Baker - Almost Illegal LP [1989]
GAS 1002 Don Baker - Used Shoe Blues / I Need Someone 7" [1989]
GAS 1003 Tweed - One Woman / ??? 7" [1989?]



Gimp Records

GIMP 01 Christy Moore - The Time Has Come / Curragh of Kildare 7" [1982] (PS)
Produced by Donal Lunny & Christy Moore.







Glen Records

Belfast label active in the 70s.
Address Lloyd Sound Ltd, Ormeau Road, Belfast.

L 005 Barbara Ann - Angel of the Morning / Tammy [1978]
77 G 003 Eileen Donaghy's Greatest Hits LP [1977]



Glenside Records

The label owned by Waltons, the long established music shop and song publisher. The Waltons Programme was a long running radio show on RTE Radio. The label has a high incidence of very old fashioned renditions of folk ballads, with a high kitsch and sentimentality factor, and is probably of little interest to most collectors.




Glenstal Records

Glenstal Abbey private label.

GR 01 Noirin Ni Riain & Monks of Glenstal Abbey - Good People All LP [1982]



Grainne Records

GRA 001 Hal Roach - He Must be Joking LP
GMC 5017 Hal Roach - We Irish Talk Like That K7



Grand National Records

Manufactured and distributed by Spartan Records, pressed in the UK. Possibly related to Plaza Records

GRANA 7 001 Miami - You Are Temptation / You Are Temptation (instrumental) [1986] (PS)
GRANA 7 002 Dickie Rock - I'll Never Stop Wanting You / I'll Never Stop Wanting You (instrumental)



Granuaile Records



GRS 001 Danny Doyle - Leaving Nancy / Step It Out Nancy [1981]
GRS 002 Danny Doyle - Finnegan Are You Really Dead? / Simple Telling Of Finnegan's Wake [1981] (PS)
GRS 003 Danny Doyle - The Blarney Roses / The Town of Castle D'Oliver [1982]
GRLP 001 Danny Doyle - The Highwayman LP [1981]



Green Cross Records

Republican folk

GC 1 Poteen - Ballad of Hugh Coney / Our Lads In Crumlin Jail [1974]
GC 2  
GC 3  
GC 4  
GC 5  
GC 6  
GC 7 The Barleycorn - H-Block Long Kesh / Freedom Sons [197?]
Issued in 1979 by Dolphin Records (DOS 151) on the Green Cross '73 imprint. Was this a reissue?



Hazel Records

HR CS 1004 Hugo Duncan (The Wee Man From Strabane) - You'll Do For Me // I Love You More And More / Barney McShane [1991] cassingle
HR 1007 Kids At Heart - Merry Xmas (War Is Over) / Pascale [199?] (PS)
charity single in aid of Childline
HR CS 1008? Richie Kavanagh - The Pothole Song / Can't Get Through [1992] cassingle
charity single in aid of Childline



Hit House Records

HR 001 Billy Brown, Derek Dean & The Freshmen - Papa Oo Mow Mow / Go Granny Go 7" (reissue)



Hologram Records

Hologram Records, distributed by Solid.

HOLS 1  
HOLS 2 Brendan O'Carroll - Merry Christmas To The Irish Everywhere / Secret Cove [1991] (PS)



IMI Records

See also the Crubeen Records labels

IMI 2001 Sean Brady Thatcher Song / Hills of Sweet Mayo [1983]



IMS Records

Address: IMS Records, IMS House, Lombard Street, Dublin 2.

IML 901 Margo - Now And Then LP [1979]



Irish Musician Records



Limerick based label?
Note IMS2 recorded at Allen Sound, Limerick, a studio probbaly owned by Denis Allen.

IMS 1  
IMS 2 Denis Carey - Sants Claus Is Comin' To Town / Home Thoughts



Iroco Records

I'm going to stick my neck out here and say Cecilia Gilshannon and Lia are one and the same person.

Singles
IROC 001 Cecilia Gilshannon - Nobody Loves You Like I Do / Giving You Up For Gone [198?] (PS)
IROC 002  
IROC 003 Lia Havana, Havana / How I Long To Be With You [1987] (PS)
IROC 004 Lia If The Lady Won't Dance / Evergreen [1987] (PS)
IROC 005 Lia Whispering In The Dark / Seaside Ladies [1987] (PS)

Albums
IRLP 001 Lia The Lady Won't Dance LP [1987]



J & B Records

Note potential for confusion between J&B Records and I&B Records. This one appears to have been set up for Paddy Reilly.

   

JB 001 Paddy Reilly - Flight Of Earls / O'Connell Steam Engine // Sally Gardens / Snowy Breasted Pearl
JB 002 Paddy Reilly - The Green Island / Sweet Rathcoole
JB 003 Paddy Reilly - Dublin '62 / Spancil Hill // Star Of The County Down / Black Velvet Band



JGR

JGR 101 Fiddlers Green - Deportees / The Butcher Boy 7" [1985]
JGR 102  
JGR 103 Ragamuffin 7"



J.R. Records

JRS 001  
JRS 002 Wild Geese - Bread & Butter & Jam / The Orphan 7" [1981] (PS)



Jambylia Records

JAM 01 Billy Donegan & Jambylia - (Do What You Do) Do Well [1980]



K.A.P. Records

KAP 1  
KAP 2 Kevin Prendergast - To Susan, Phil & Margo (Our Irish Country Queens) / Where The River Shannon Flows



Keltic Records

KLT 1001 The Mulloy Brothers - The Coastline Of Mayo LP



Kells Records

A one-shot (I think!) label marketed by Crashed Records. This LP was designed to capitalize on the success of Joe Lynch's character Dinny in the TV series eh... what was it called again...?

KELP 1001 Joe Lynch - Dinny's Favourites LP [1983]



Kerry Records

KERR 101  
KERR 102 Mike Sexton - Beautiful Lakes Of Killarney / ? [1977]



Kim Records

KM 001 Roly Daniels - Thinkin' of a Rendezvous / Mississippi [1977]



Kish Records

Label set up by Dominic Mulvany for his solo releases. He also recorded for Vixen Records.

Singles
KISH 001 Dominic Mulvany - In The City / Your Smile Is On My Mind [5/1981] (PS)
KISH 002 Dominic Mulvany - Travelling People / She's Late In Arriving [8/1986]
KISH 003 Dominic Mulvany - Vagabond Moon / From A Seaside Town [10/1990]

Albums
KISH LP 001 Dominic Mulvany - Vagabond Moon [1990]



K.O.H. Records

KOH100 Silver Lining featuring Rose Tynan - s/t LP



Kroy Records

KR 001 Oba - I Still Believe In Christmas / Shirley Temple's Double 7"



Lanigan Records

The Bards own label established in the wake of the phenominal success of their Polydor singles

999 Dearmuid O'Leary & The Bards - Now You're Suckin' Diesel / Now You're Suckin' Diesel (PS) [1987]
Listed as Lanigan 99 on label.
1000 Ann O'Connor - Once Upon A Time / Wandering Dream (PS) [1988]
1001 Diarmuid O'Leary & The Bards - How's She Cuttin' / The Old Dungarvan Oak (PS)
1002 Diarmuid O'Leary & The Bards - Lanigan's Ball (re-recording?) / The Oldest Swinger In Town Lanigan (PS)
1003 Diarmuid O'Leary & The Bards - The Gypsey Maiden / The Gypsey Maiden (PS) [1990]



Laverne Records Ltd.

A one shot, you'd think, but it's #13. Good thing the Cronin's weren't superstitious.

013 The Cronin Family - I Don't Know Why I Love You / We're Proud To Be Together [1979]



Liffey Records

Dana's early 80s label

TOP 1 Willie McCarthy - Lonely Nights In Carrick Roe / Broken Hearted New York 7" [1984?] (PS)



Lodge Records

LR-101 Steal Moon - The Mainstream (Is Rock'N'Roll) / Angostura Bitters [1986] (PS)
LR 102 Steal Moon - The Landlord / It May Not Happen... [1986] (PS)



Malpad Records

Republican folk label

MP.1 The Bridesmen - Monologue / Army of the People // Ballad of Tony Hughes / Ballad of Jim McGerrigan [1975]



Marathon Records

Marathon Music Incorporated USA (?)

45-1092 Johnnie Johnston And The Cula Kids - What's The Reason [1972]
45-1105 Johnnie Johnston And The Cula Kids - A Letter To A Gunman [1973]



Mayflower Records

MFS 101 Paddy O'Brien - When The Harvest Moon Is Shining EP [19??] (PS?) 4-track EP
tracks: When The Harvest Moon Is Shining, Molly Dear / I Just Want To Sing My Song // Still Got A Crush On You / I'll Always Love You
from the album 'Still Got A Crush On You' on Mayflower Records MFC 1001.
MFS 101 Joe Murray and The Travellers - All for the Love of Sunshine // Hill of Slane / Just Loving You 7" [199?] (PS?)



MBS Records

??? Susan McCann - Broken Speed of the Sound of Loneliness [7/1989]



MCM Records

MCM 001 Michael McGarry - Where The River Shannon Flows / Sligo Long Ago 7" [1983]
Recorded in Greenfield Studios, Headford, Galway.



Medi-Disc Records

A series of medical and self-help instructional / motivational recordings, published in Dublin in the late 1960s and early 1970s. They are notable for their cover designs.

MD 2/69 How To Stop Smoking [1969]
MD 1 How To Relax 7" [1970]
MD 2 Painless Childbirth [1970]
MD 3 How To Stop Smoking (repress) [1970]
MD 4 How To Lose Weight [1970]
MD 5 How To Sleep Better [1970]
MD 6 How To Stop Drinking [1972] mislabelled MD 5 on label and sleeve
MD ? Safety In Driving
MD ? Nocturnal Enuresis



Meteor Records

5/6 Lombard Street, Dublin

SKYL 7001 The Stonemans - Country Hospitality LP
Irish issue of US country album.



MG Records

??? Victor Gregg - We Made Memories 7"
Clive Culbertson produced
??? Clubsound - One More Day (PS)
PS autographed by Band



MOB Records

001  
002 Bagatelle - Just Another Lover / Love Hurts Worse [1988] (no PS)



Modern Records

Possibly John Anderson's label. John Anderson created Jive Bunny with producer George Doherty in 1989 and was later co-owner with Doherty of Emerald Records/Music during the 1990s.

MOD 003 Mary Lou - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow / Fever [1984?] (PS)
MOD 005 Mary Lou - Here Comes The Night / Stand By Me [1984] (PS)
CHEV 1 The Chevys - (Don't Lose Your) Hucklebuck Shoes / instrumental [1989]
CHEV 2 The Chevys - Hang On Sloopy / instrumental [1990] (PS)
GLEN 1 John Anderson Big Band - Glenn Miller Medley / Scots Medley [1985] (PS)
MOD 101 John Anderson - Lucy's Day / Little Brown Jug [1991]
POLICE 1 John Anderson - Non-Stop Cops / Glenn Miller Medley [1987] (PS)
MODC 2 Donaghadee Male Voice Choir - This Land Is Your Land K7 [1988]



Mount Melleray Abbey Records

MM 1  
MM 2  
MM 3 (Uncredited) - Salve Regina EP 7" [19??] (PS)
Uncredited choir, presumbaly the Mount Melleray Abbey choir. Pressed by EMI Ireland. Catalogue number on the label is MM 3 and on the picture sleeve is 7MM3.



Moy Records

DOD 1 Daniel O'Donnell - 5000 Miles From Sligo / London Leaves [1984]



Murphy Records

Noel Murphy solo release(s)

STACK 1 Noel Murphy - Murphy And The Bricks / From Clare To Here [1987]



Murray Records

Dun Laoghaire address

MUR 1001 St.Damians School Choir - Songs of Faith and Inspiration LP



Music Box Records

Country label, not related to Danny Doyle's Music Box label. Several albums were recorded in Nashville at Merick Studios

Singles (prefix MBS)
??? Aine - I'm Not Lisa (PS)
:  
1021 Frankie McBride & Gloria - Mary's Boy Child / Singing On The Mountain
:  
1033 Susan McCann - Old Dublin In My Tears / What Price Is Peace (PS)
:  
1057 Susan McCann - Loving You / Lakes of Coolfin
:  
1060 The Outlaws - Let's Dance / Nancy Brown // Tom Dooley / Girl From Texas
4-track 45rpm EP
Albums (prefix MBLP)
1011 Brendan Quinn - The Hustler
1019 Susan McCann & Brendan Quinn - Sonny's Dreams
Recorded At The Merick Recording Studios, Nashville
1020 Frankie McBride & Gloria - Why Me Lord
Recorded At The Merick Recording Studios, Nashville
1024 Anna McGoldrick - Golden Favourites Vol. 1 LP [19??]
Recorded At The Merick Recording Studios, Nashville
10?? V/A - 20 Finalists Live from The Hazel Hotel Monasterevin LP [19??]
Amateur night at the Hazel Hotel Monasterevin, preserved for posterity by Music Box Records of Castleblayney, home of Big Tom.

side one:
Chris Blair -
Stella Randles -
Sean Hegarty -
Margo Daly -
The Gooch Boys -
John Flood -
Geraldine Fogarty -
Sheila Rice -
Orna Cleary and Ballyedmond Ceili Band

side two:
Lorraine Nolan -
Angeline & Her Band -
Jacinta O'Donnell -
Margaret Heffernan -
Susan Geary -
Fergus Harman -
Louise Byrne -
Splinter -
Logue/McCool -
State of Affairs -

A veritable galaxy of stars for the Country & Irish fan.



Music City Records

Based in Castleblaney, home of Big Tom and Denver Records



MC 001  
MC 002 Susan McCann - My Boy Lollipop / Daydream Believer (double A side)
MC 005 Susan McCann / Ronan Collins - Sometimes When We Touch / ?
   
MBEP 1010 Brendan Quinn - Can't Hold Back The Years EP
   
MCLP 1004 Ronan Collins - Games People Play
MCLP 1006 Susan McCann - Best of the Sixties
   
MCLP ???? Susan McCann - Fantasize My Freedom (6/1986)
MCLP ???? Susan McCann - Old Dublin In My Tears (4/1988)
MCLP ???? Susan McCann - Give Me More Time (10/1988)
MCLP ???? Susan McCann - Thank God For Kids (12/1988)



Na Piobairi Uilleann

As the name suggests, Uilleann pipes centric label.

NPU 001 ?
NPU 002 various - Round The House. Music for the Sets - Vol.1 K7 [1986]
The Plain Set / The Lancers / The Sliabh Luachra Set
NPU 003 various - Round The House. Music for the Sets - Vol.2 K7 [1986]
The Kerry Set / The Bhaile Mhuirne Reel Set / a.o.



NEMS Records

UK label - just one Irish single of interest:

NES 105 The Memories - All The King's Horses / Skyin' (1976)



Oriole Records

CD 305 The Freshmen - I Stand Alone / Gone Away (1965)



Orwell Records

A one-off release organised by Eddie Kelly as part of the Buddy Holly fanclub convention

.
ORS 001 The Dixies - It Doesn't Matter Anymore / Buddy Holly Medley [1984] (PS)



Pair Records

Pair Productions of Bellaghy

PAIR 001S John Watt - Ulster's Two Wheel King / The Island's T.T. [1981] tribute to Joey Dunlop



Pinewood Records

PRBS 901 Dublin Boy Singers - Songs at Twilight [198?]
Choir directed by Frank Rogers. Charity release in aid of Alone.



Place Records

??? Mary B & Bakersfield - Morrison Visa Song [198?]



Plaza Records (UK)

A UK label with a variety of 'showbiz' and easy listening acts, at one time manufactured and distributed by Spartan Records. Possibly related to Grand National Records. Linked to Ritz Records. I list the Irish artists only.

PZA 030 Linda Martin - Liffey Tinker / Liffey Tinker (instrumental) (PS)
PZA 041 Linda Martin & General Lafayette - Impossible To Do (Vocal) / Impossible To Do (Instrumental) [1989] (PS)
PZA 052 Joanna & Tequila Sunrise - The Woman In Me (radio mix) / (full mix) [1989] (CS)



Prize Records

Established September 1971 by George O'Reilly.

PZ.801 Terry Mahon & The Nashville Ramblers 7" [1971]
PZ.802 The Nashville Ramblers featuring Gregory - It's A Long Way Back To Love / You Can't Go Home Again [1972] (PS)



Protest Recordings

PR 1 Na Brollaigh - H Block / Freedom Sons [1979]



Puck Records

Different label to the Target Records sub label.

EAS 1 Mary Sheridan - Greatest Songs Of Ireland LP [197?]
EAS 2  
EAS 3 Hal Roach - The King of Blarney LP [197?]
EAS 4 V/A - Great Southern Hotels LP [197?]
Two cabaret performances from the Great Southern Hotel chain.
side A: Great Southern Hotel Killarney - Irish Eyes Are Smiling
side B: Great Southern Hotel Galway - A Touch Of Irish



Q Records (70s)

Different to the Winter's Reign label.

QE 101  
QE 102  
QE 103  
QE 104 Billy Kidd & His Band - Heartbreak Hotel / Jailhouse Rock [1974] (PS)



Recorded at Trend Studios.
Produced by John Keogh.



Q Records (80s)

Winters Reign label.

Q101 Winter's Reign - The Mini Album mini-LP [1983]
Initial copies with stickers and free cassette version
Q102 Winter's Reign - I Close My Eyes / Karen 2 7" [1983] (no PS)
Q103 Winter's Reign - Do I Have To Call Your Name Again / Somewhere 7" [1986] (PS)
Charity single issued on behalf of the Irish Wheelchair Association
Q104 Winter's Reign - White Fury / White Fury (instrumental version) 7" [1986?] (PS)
Q105 Winter's Reign - Love Games / A Quickie 7" [1986?] (PS?)



Radio 2 Records

RTE label

RADIO 2 - 001 Gram Blaster Flash - Birthday Rapping [1984] (PS)
Released in conjunction with the fifth anniversary of the launch of RTE Radio 2.



Rathcoole Records

RAT 001 Paddy Reilly - My Lovely Rose Of Clare / Sweet Rathcoole 7" [1984]
RAT 002 Paddy Reilly - Come Back Paddy Reilly / The Hills Of Greymore 7" [1984]



RCA Records

International label with a small local presence in Ireland.

RCA 1507 Kelley with The Nevada Showband - Be My Man / Here Comes My Baby [1966]
RCA 2136 The Sands - Lend A Helpin Hand (Murty Quinn) / The Sound Is Music [10/1971]
RCA 2210 The Sands - She Is Me / Salvation Sally [1972]



RCI Records

RCI = Record Company of Ireland, better known as a distributor.

RCI 842 Blackthorn - Flower Of Scotland / Black Jack Davy 7" (PS) [1979]
RCI 844 Blackthorn - A Children's Winter / Farewell To Nancy 7" (PS) [1979]
RCI 846 Blackthorn - Bayou Home / Kitty Lie Over 7"



Recruit Records

REC 27 Eileen Reid - RSVP / What We Need [1983] (PS?)
REC 28 Eileen Reid - Falling In Trouble / ? [19??] (PS?)



Rejoice Records



REJ 001 Church of the Assumption Children's Folk Group Ballyfermot - The Christmas Song // In His Time / Emanuel [198?] (no PS)



Repeat Records

RSP 111 Willie McCarthy - Farewell Monaghan Town / Mist On The Shannon [1985] (date derived from SRT 5KS 504)
RSP 112 Willie McCarthy - Happy Christmas In Ireland / Happy New Year



RocKids Music

Label established for the release of Paul Harrington (see Eaton Records) and Charlie McGettigan's (see Jargon) Eurovision single in 1994.

R'N'RK SP1 Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan - Rock N Roll Kids / acoustic / backing track 7" [1994] (PS)



Rosses Records

via EMI?

ROS 003 Daniel O'Donnell - Stand Beside Me / Donegal Shore [1983]
ROS 004 Margo - Green, White And Gold / ??? 7"
ROS 006 Margo - title? (Lee Lynch) / Southern Dixie Flyer (?) 7"
ROLP 1001 Margo - Ireland Must Be Heaven LP



Rukus Records

The Sackville String Band was formed in the mid 70's by Niall Toner, Mick Daly and Richard Hawkins and played country blues, country, bluegrass, etc.

Rukus 001  
Rukus 002 The Big Mistake - Hey Paddy / This One Is For Paddy 7" [1990] (PS)



Sackville Records

The Sackville String Band was formed in the mid 70's by Niall Toner, Mick Daly and Richard Hawkins and played country blues, country, bluegrass, etc.

001 Sackville String Band - The Tracker / There Are Blues 7" [198?] (PS)
SR 002 Sackville String Band - When I Get Home / Baby Rose 7" [198?] (PS)



Sel Records

SEL = Southern Entertainments Ltd.
Cork based label.

SEL.100 Paul O'Leary - Beautiful City LP [1974]
SEL.101 Stuart MacDonald - The Two Sides of Stuart MacDonald LP [1976]



See 'Em Records

C1 Jim O'Neill - Amelia / Seasons 7" [1982] (PS)



Shamrock Records

Monaghan-based label run by Gerry Devine, active from the 60s onwards.
Many colour vinyl releases. Similar to Glenside Records in content.

The Moonlighters - The Derry Civil Rights Song 7" [1968]



Silver Records

SR 1 Dan the Street Singer - Song & Dance Man / Look In My Eyes 7" [1985]
Arr/prod at Windmill Lane by John Ryan
SIL 101 Dan the Street Singer - Born Of Love / Look In My Eyes 7" [1986]
Arr/prod at Windmill Lane by John Ryan



Skyline Records

SLN 001 The Dynamics featuring Gerry - Tonight Is The Night / Someone I Love [1977]
Double A-side recorded at Dick Keating Studios, Dublin. Both sides by G.Costello



Smile Records

SR 026 Kevin Prendergast - Let's Go back To County Mayo / The Rose Of Mooncoin // Boys From Killybegs / Birmingham
Pressed in France.



Solitaire Records

STAR 11 Drowsy Maggie - Sing An irish Song 7" [1987]
UK-based Irish traditional music group who also recorded for Silver Hill Records.



SOS Records (#1)

SOS 006 Roe-Mance - Discomania / You Can't Stop Me Loving You [1979]



SOS Records (#2)

CAT 002 S.O.S. - Hold On Tight / High Wire 7" [1982] (no PS)



Spin Records

Not the well known Belfast label established in the 60s -- this appears to be a one-off.
Singles
SP 1 The Southlanders - Now That Shes Away / Don't Ever Go [1973]
Both sides credited to McMahon.
If anyone knows more about either band or label please get in touch.




Square Deal Records

SDR 01 The Cotton Mill Boys - I Wish You Joy / Bile 'Em Down 7" [19??] (no PS)
Recorded at Slane Studios, produced by Charlie Arkins.



Stardust Records

??? Soni Tyrone & the Stardusters - Many Times 7"



Stage 2 Records

Probably different labels

ARL 101 Silk - Fly Away / Nancy O
ST 201 Brendan O'Brien & Stage 2 - I'm Gonna Love You Too / Oh Boy! [1987]



Sulan Records

Related to Sulan Studios

SUS 003 Dan Paddyandy - The Rooster / Whiskey In The Jar 7" [198?] (PS?)
SUS 013 Stargazers - Glow Worm / When You Wish Upon A Star 7" [198?] (PS?)
SUS1011 Galleon - A Tribute To Luke Kelly // Now Is The Hour / Farewell 7" [1985?] (PS)
SUS1080 Kiev Connolly & Missing Passengers - The Real Me / Haze On Mizen Head 7" [1989] (PS) A Song For Europe
SUS1081 Stargazers - Princes Street / Prairie Lullaby 7" [1989] (PS)
SULP 1050 Stargazers - Mercier Park LP [1987]
BMB 003 Burning Embers - Sweet Young Lady / The Blood Game 7" [1988] (PS)



Sunnyside Records

SUN 1001 John Glenn - It Comes And Goes / If We Only Had Old Ireland Over Here
SUN 1002 John Glenn - Seven Lonely Days / Man Of Means [1983] confirmed
SUN 1002 John Glenn - Tribute to Brian Coll / Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind?
SUN 1003 John Glenn - Barry McGuigen (The Clones Cyclone) / The Running Kind



Swords Records

SM 200 Susan Buggy - African Christmas / Stay In Your Own Back Yard



Tank Records

BSS 351 Eireann-airer Show Band - First Time EP 7" [1979] UK pressing
33rpm produced by Fintan Stanley. All tracks incorrectly identified as 'trad'.
side one: Brown Gal in de Ring / The Town I Loved So Well
side two: County Mayo / Finnigan's Hooley.



T.L.C. Records

TLC 001 Tommy Drennan - Julie / Wonderful Tonight [1984]
TLC 002 Tommy Drennan - Your Love / Sentimental Friend [1985]



T.M.W. Records

Based around TMW Studios

FLAME 3 (S83 CUS 1791) The Brokers - My Wild Irish Rose [1983]
???? (SRT6KS792) Shebeen - Who Will Love My Children / The Famine [1986]
Both sides written by Stephen Derby



Toad Records

??? Michael Fox & The Black Velvet Band - East Road To Memphis 7" [1982] (PS?)
A-side by Michael Fox (born Birmingham, of Sligo heritage), produced by the Fox Band. Country music.



Tops Records

The Brown Brothers were Dana's younger siblings.

TPS 1001 The Brown Brothers - Turn Out The Light / Now You've Left Me [1977]



Tropics Records

TROPICS 1 Mick And The Moonshiners/Frank Wayward - Hills Of Glenshea / Turkey In The Straw



United Artists

Multinational label with a small local presence in Ireland. UA releases were manufactured and distributed in Ireland by EMI.

UP.2256 Dickie Rock & The Miami - Christmas Time and You / The Little Boy Santa Forgot (11/1968)
UP.3507 Dickie Rock & The Miami - Emily / Waterfall (4/1969)
UP35007 Dickie Rock - Emily / Waterfall [1969]



Valley Records

VAS 001 John Callan & Detour - Are You Nearly Right? / Song For The Run [1986]



Western Sound Music

WSM 001 Aces High - Our House Is A Home [1983]
Recorded at Big Tom Studios Castleblaney



Westsound Records

WRTK 0001 Tom Jennings - Song for St Patricks Day / We Wish You A Lovely Day 7" [1992] (no PS?)



Xaviar Records

Recordings by Fr. Stephen Redmond SJ, available from his address in Dublin.
He released at least three EPs: Oh, Brother! (5 song), Abba (4 song) and The Spirit Is Free (5 song). Some of these recordings were made in Zambia. Redmond plays piano and sings. Other Jesuits accompany him on guitar and percussion.

No.1  
No.2 Stephen Redmond - Abba EP 7" [19??] (PS)
Undated, probably early 80s.



Zip Records

Zip Records, an Outlet daughter label.
Address: Outlet House, Smithfield Square, Belfast.

ZIP ?? Sadie Myers - My Yiddishe Mama [1976]
ZIP ?? The Playboys - Come 'n' Let's Dance [19??]
ZIP 24 Bill Dexter - Soldier / ? [1973]
ZIP 26 Tony Richards - By Request EP [1975] 4 track EP
Backed by The Country Boys. Tracks: North To Alaska / Snowbird // ?
ZIP 34 Al Lee - Mardi-Gras / The Impossible Dream // ? [1977] 4 track EP
ZIP 40 Paul Wheater - Captain Cook We Won't Forget You / ? [1978]
ZIP 42 The Ravens - Home In The County Down / Armagh, Armagh [1981]
ZPL 1693 The Priory Singers - Songs Of Ireland LP [1976]
The Priory Singers were the Senior Choir of the Sacred Heart of Mary Grammar School, Hollywood Co Down.



No Label

Releases without a label name

7LGC.10 Pageant At Knappogue Castle EP [1968] 73 TEL 1 / 73 TEL 2






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