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 2001||Irish Travellers - The Traveller / Failte 7"  (PS?)|
A.D.P. = Aid Deprived People
|ADP 101|| Billa O'Connell & The Janeczeks - Beautiful City / Maggie  |
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.
|AC 1001 S ?|| The Playboys - The Sally Gardens / Run, Baby, Run // ?  |
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  (no PS) |
Produced and engineered by Charles Friel. Recorded at Given & Swift Studios, Omagh. Double A-side.
One-off Stargazers label.
|(none)|| Stargazers - Steppin Out / The Players |
matrix # STARGAZERS 3
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)|
A UK pop label which sometimes used Irish pressing plants - delisted.
The catalogue number strongly suggests this was released by Homestead Records.
Avoca - One Morning In May / Cavan Girl 7" [198?] (no PS)|
Arranged and produced by Peter Eades.
|BELU 1001|| Elvis O'Toole - The Balally Bop / County Leitrim Queen |
Charity single supporting the Balally Church & School Fund, produced by Ted Ponsonby (Rascals).
|BP2||Joe E Dee - My Wild Irish Rose |
|BSS.101||Big John & The Emerald Stars - Shanagolden / I Love You Still 7"|
Location: Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, the home of Big Tom (must have been something in the water...)
|ML 102||Maurice Lynch Showband - Let's Keep It Country LP [ca 1970]|
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"  (PS)|
|SMASH 1||Resistors - EP For Jeanie 7"  (PS)|
|BHRS 2|| Ronnie Griffiths - Wonderful Tonight / Blueberry Hill |
Covers of Eric Clapton and Fats Domino.
|BHR 002|| Various - Souvenir Of Bundoran LP  (PS)|| BHR 005 || Seamus McGee Sound - Acidentally On Purpose EP  (PS)|
Acidentally On Purpose
Slán A Ghrá
Recorded at Big Tom Studios Castleblaney, produced by Basil Hendricks.
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)|
Brendan O'Duil & Ensemble - Jug of Punch
Ensemble - Clare's Dragoons
Elizabeth O'Brien - I Know Where I'm Going
Brendan O'Duil & Ensemble - Jug of Punch
Fionnuala O'Sullivan - Roisin Dubh
Ensemble - ?
Ensemble - Come Back To Erin
|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.
|CAP 001|| Tony Kenny - The Nicest Thing I Know / Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain 7"  |
Castlebar Song Contest entry
'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 |
|CR/L 7002||Aine nic Gabhann - Irish Harp LP |
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.
|CARA 001||De Danann - Hey Jude (reissue of 1980 Gael Linn 45?)|
|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|
|CARALP001||De Danann - A Song For Ireland |
|none|| Ray Doherty - Solo At Last EP 7" |
A-side: A Right Old Knees Up (medley). B-side: Rock N Roll Woman (R.Doherty)
|GS 001||Jim Black And The Mountain Dew - The Mountain Dew / Spancil Hill // ?|
Literally 'Belfast Music Records'.
A rare early single by Ceoltoiri Ghoill.
|CBF 001E||Ceoltoiri Ghoill - Amhrainin Siodraimin EP 7" [19??]|
|???||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]|
One-off release on small Cork label.
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).
|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.
|CHS 1001||The Dubliners - Now I'm Easy / From Johann To John (instrumental) 7" |
|CHS 007||Luke Kelly & The Dubliners - Raglan Road / Scorn Not His Simplicity 7" [19??]|
|CR 200||Hugh Trainor - Boys from the County Armagh / Old Bog Road |
Note spelling: CLARAT
|CLT 1004||Raglan Four - Mountain Of Dreams / Marino Waltz|
|CLT 1005||Raglan Four - Eileen Alanna / Shergar|
Probably more than one label represented here.
|003|| Drowsy Maggie - s/t EP 7"  (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 1003||The Fourmost - Slippin' Away / Magic Woman Touch 7" |
|CORRY 1||Sage - Achill / Lonely Shores [19??] (PS)|
|CRS 2||Austin Durack - If You Fall Into The Water / Woodcock Hill|
|CRC 71|| The Barleycorn (as The Barley Corn) - The Men Behind The Wire / Freedom Walk  both sides by Pat McGuigan |
Issued by the Andersonstown Civil Resistance Committee 1971
|CRE 001||Allendale - The Frost Is All Over / My Green Valleys 7"  (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"|
|SC 921||Dermot Morgan et al - Scrap Charlie K7 [199?]|
|SB 001|| Sean Byrne & Cúpla - The Land Where The Slaney Flows / |
Richie Kelly & Cúpla - Reel Selection 7"
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  (no PS?)|
|DM 502||Ryan's Fancy (Canada) - Sonny's Dream / Biddy Mulligan  (no PS?)|
|DM 503|| Ryan's Fancy (Canada) - Newport Town / Mist Upon The Morning  (no PS?) |
A-side is credited to Ryan's on the label, presumably a misprint.
|SAND 501||Kelley And The Nevada - The Wedding Song (There Is Love) / Back Streets |
|AI 25|| Fiona - Kerry Football Songs [198?] (PS?) |
tracks: Green & Gold Are The Colours / We Are The Champions
Both sides credited to O'Boyle and published by Frontier Music.
|DMR 001|| Shape - Luggala / El Bravo 7"  |
Both sides credited to Sneyd
|DOV 001|| Eugene Murphy - Presence of the Lord / I Believe 7"  |
Both sides are Eugene Murphy originals, so 'Presence' is not a Blind Faith cover.
Not to be confused with Philip Donnelly's label.
|LP 1011||Mayglass Ceili Band - The Pride of Erin [197?]|
|EA.100||Cotton Mill Boys - Top Forty / Bridle On The Wall |
|SER 101||Dunloy Accordion Band - The Road To Dunloy LP |
|SER 106||Kells & Connor Accordion Band - Church Harmony LP |
Paul Harrington's label for self-released singles. See also RocKids Music.
|PH 2001||Paul Harrington - Uptown Uptempo Woman / remix 7"  (PS)|
|PH 2002||Paul Harrington - Love Daze / Thinking Of You 7"  (PS)|
|45-EBK-1|| Chris Lamb Showband and Orchestra - Many Young Men Of Twenty EP  (PS) green vinyl|
Songs from the show by John B.Keane. Vocals by Siobhan O'Brien.
Many Your Men Of Twenty
I Am A Servant Girl
|EG001||Wild Geese - Gortnamona / Down Our Alley 7" [198?] (PS)|
|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)|
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)|
This 'F' and 'M' is probably Frankie McDonald.
|FM 002||Frankie McDonald - What A Wonderful World / All I Ask Of You 7" [198?] (no PS?)|
|FR2316||The Denvers - These Eyes / A Table For Two [19??] UK press|
|FEA 001||John Murray - s/t EP  (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.
|NAIL 1||Club Sound - One More Day / In This Country 7" (PS) |
|AD 1||Austin Durack - In The Town Of Chernobyl / Love Comes Along 7" [198?]|
|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|
|FAME LP 1||Susan McCann - Chart Hits LP |
Presumably Mattie Fox's own label.
|FOX 001||Misty - The Leavin' of Liverpool / Leavin' London |
|FR0001||Dan Toher - Hope / Seven Lives 7" [19??] (PS)|
|FR0002||Dan Toher - Faraway / Refugee 7" [19??] (PS)|
|GS 8001||Joe Dolan - Real Good Woman / Westmeath Bachelor|
UK label distributed by President with several Danny Doyle releases, among others. Doyle also recorded for Major, Tribune, Plough, Solo, Music Box, Granuaile, Release, etc.
|E 100||Danny Doyle - The Rare Old Times / Down Our Street |
|E 101||Danny Doyle - Old Dublin Town / Bells of the Morning |
|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 |
|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 |
|GAL-6014||Danny Doyle - (Presenting) Danny Doyle LP |
North American label with several releases in the 70s, 1974 in particular. All releases carry the legend "Recorded live at the Gaelic League and Irish American Club Lounge Detroit Michigan".
|RHR 190074||Johnny Barrett - Mount Massey / The Flower of Macroom // Stack of Barley/The Little Beggarman (instrumental medley) 7" (no PS) blue label|
|RHR 190174||Johnny Barrett - Dingle Bay / The Irish Washerwoman/Saddle The Ponylabel (instrumental medley) 7" (no PS) green label|
|GL 001||Olive Bayle and The Irish Tradition - The Liar / The Cliffs Of Dooneen 7" (no PS) green label|
|GL 0001||Pat's People - An Irish Night at the Gaelic League and Irish American Club Lounge LP |
|GPLPR 001||Fionnuala Monks - Love Songs Of Ireland LP [no date]|
|GAS 1001||Don Baker - Almost Illegal LP |
|GAS 1002||Don Baker - Used Shoe Blues / I Need Someone 7" |
|GAS 1003||Tweed - One Woman / Song For Laura (instrumental) 7" [1989?]|
|GIMP 01|| Christy Moore - The Time Has Come / Curragh of Kildare 7"  (PS)|
Produced by Donal Lunny & Christy Moore.
Belfast label active in the 70s.
Address Lloyd Sound Ltd, Ormeau Road, Belfast.
|L 005||Barbara Ann - Angel of the Morning / Tammy |
|77 G 003||Eileen Donaghy's Greatest Hits LP |
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 Abbey private label.
|GR 01||Noirin Ni Riain & Monks of Glenstal Abbey - Good People All LP |
|GRA 001||Hal Roach - He Must be Joking LP|
|GMC 5017||Hal Roach - We Irish Talk Like That K7|
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)  (PS)|
|GRANA 7 002||Dickie Rock - I'll Never Stop Wanting You / I'll Never Stop Wanting You (instrumental)|
|GRS 001||Danny Doyle - Leaving Nancy / Step It Out Nancy |
|GRS 002||Danny Doyle - Finnegan Are You Really Dead? / Simple Telling Of Finnegan's Wake  (PS)|
|GRS 003||Danny Doyle - The Blarney Roses / The Town of Castle D'Oliver |
|GRLP 001||Danny Doyle - The Highwayman LP |
|GC 1||Poteen - Ballad of Hugh Coney / Our Lads In Crumlin Jail |
|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?
|HR CS 1004||Hugo Duncan (The Wee Man From Strabane) - You'll Do For Me // I Love You More And More / Barney McShane  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  cassingle |
charity single in aid of Childline
|HR 001||Billy Brown, Derek Dean & The Freshmen - Papa Oo Mow Mow / Go Granny Go 7" (reissue)|
Hologram Records, distributed by Solid.
|HOLS 2||Brendan O'Carroll - Merry Christmas To The Irish Everywhere / Secret Cove  (PS)|
See also the Crubeen Records labels
|IMI 2001||Sean Brady – Thatcher Song / Hills of Sweet Mayo |
Address: IMS Records, IMS House, Lombard Street, Dublin 2.
|IML 901||Margo - Now And Then LP |
Limerick based label?
Note IMS2 recorded at Allen Sound, Limerick, a studio probbaly owned by Denis Allen.
|IMS 2||Denis Carey - Sants Claus Is Comin' To Town / Home Thoughts|
I'm going to stick my neck out here and say Cecilia Gilshannon and Lia are one and the same person.
|IROC 001||Cecilia Gilshannon - Nobody Loves You Like I Do / Giving You Up For Gone [198?] (PS)|
|IROC 003||Lia – Havana, Havana / How I Long To Be With You  (PS)|
|IROC 004||Lia – If The Lady Won't Dance / Evergreen  (PS)|
|IROC 005||Lia – Whispering In The Dark / Seaside Ladies  (PS)|
|IRLP 001||Lia – The Lady Won't Dance LP |
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 |
Also released on cassette.
|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 101||Fiddlers Green - Deportees / The Butcher Boy 7" |
|JGR 103||Ragamuffin 7"|
|JGR 104||Fiddlers Green - Candlelight & Wine / The Fair Mind 7"|
|JRS 002||Wild Geese - Bread & Butter & Jam / The Orphan 7"  (PS)|
|JAM 01||Billy Donegan & Jambylia - (Do What You Do) Do Well |
|KAP 2||Kevin Prendergast - To Susan, Phil & Margo (Our Irish Country Queens) / Where The River Shannon Flows|
|KLT 1001||The Mulloy Brothers - The Coastline Of Mayo LP|
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 |
|KERR 102||Mike Sexton - Beautiful Lakes Of Killarney / ? |
|KM 001||Roly Daniels - Thinkin' of a Rendezvous / Mississippi |
Label set up by Dominic Mulvany for his solo releases. He also recorded for Vixen Records.
|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]|
|KISH LP 001||Dominic Mulvany - Vagabond Moon |
|KOH100||Silver Lining featuring Rose Tynan - s/t LP|
|KR 001||Oba - I Still Believe In Christmas / Shirley Temple's Double 7"|
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) |
Listed as Lanigan 99 on label.
|1000||Ann O'Connor - Once Upon A Time / Wandering Dream (PS) |
|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) |
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 |
Dana's early 80s label
|TOP 1||Willie McCarthy - Lonely Nights In Carrick Roe / Broken Hearted New York 7" [1984?] (PS)|
|LR-101||Steal Moon - The Mainstream (Is Rock'N'Roll) / Angostura Bitters  (PS)|
|LR 102||Steal Moon - The Landlord / It May Not Happen...  (PS)|
Republican folk label
|MP.1||The Bridesmen - Monologue / Army of the People // Ballad of Tony Hughes / Ballad of Jim McGerrigan |
Marathon Music Incorporated USA (?)
|45-1092||Johnnie Johnston And The Cula Kids - What's The Reason |
|45-1105||Johnnie Johnston And The Cula Kids - A Letter To A Gunman |
|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?)|
|???||Susan McCann - Broken Speed of the Sound of Loneliness [7/1989]|
|MCM 001|| Michael McGarry - Where The River Shannon Flows / Sligo Long Ago 7"  |
Recorded in Greenfield Studios, Headford, Galway.
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 |
|MD 1||How To Relax 7" |
|MD 2||Painless Childbirth |
|MD 3||How To Stop Smoking (repress) |
|MD 4||How To Lose Weight |
|MD 5||How To Sleep Better |
|MD 6||How To Stop Drinking  mislabelled MD 5 on label and sleeve|
|MD ?||Safety In Driving|
|MD ?||Nocturnal Enuresis|
5/6 Lombard Street, Dublin
|SKYL 7001|| The Stonemans - Country Hospitality LP |
Irish issue of US country album.
|???|| Victor Gregg - We Made Memories 7"|
Clive Culbertson produced
|???|| Clubsound - One More Day (PS) |
PS autographed by Band
|002||Bagatelle - Just Another Lover / Love Hurts Worse  (no PS)|
AKA The Modern Group, with an address in Ballyclare. 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  (PS)|
|CHEV 1||The Chevys - (Don't Lose Your) Hucklebuck Shoes / instrumental |
|CHEV 2||The Chevys - Hang On Sloopy / instrumental  (PS)|
|GLEN 1||John Anderson Big Band - Glenn Miller Medley / Scots Medley  (PS)|
|MOD 101||John Anderson - Lucy's Day / Little Brown Jug |
|MOD 104||Barnbrack - Belfast Mill / Belfast [199?] (PS)|
|POLICE 1||John Anderson - Non-Stop Cops / Glenn Miller Medley  (PS)|
|MODC 2||Donaghadee Male Voice Choir - This Land Is Your Land K7 |
|MM 3|| (Uncredited) - Salve From Mount Melleray and Other Liturgical Selections EP 7" [19??] (PS)|
Recorded in the monastery in Cappoquin, Co.Waterford by The Gramophone Company for The Abbey Of Mount Melleray.
Pressed by EMI Ireland.
Uncredited but featuring plainchant pieces sung by the Cistersian monks of the abbey.
Catalogue number on the label is MM 3 and on the picture sleeve is 7MM3.
tracks: Salve Regina / Alleluia, Ave Stillans // Excerpts from Vespers / Ave Verum / Hail Satan!
|DOD 1||Daniel O'Donnell - 5000 Miles From Sligo / London Leaves |
Noel Murphy solo release(s)
|STACK 1||Noel Murphy - Murphy And The Bricks / From Clare To Here |
Dun Laoghaire address
|MUR 1001||St.Damians School Choir - Songs of Faith and Inspiration LP|
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
|1038|| Music Box Band - Hometown On The Foyle LP [198?] |
Young guitar/accordion duo
|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.
Chris Blair -
Stella Randles -
Sean Hegarty -
Margo Daly -
The Gooch Boys -
John Flood -
Geraldine Fogarty -
Sheila Rice -
Orna Cleary and Ballyedmond Ceili Band
Lorraine Nolan -
Angeline & Her Band -
Jacinta O'Donnell -
Margaret Heffernan -
Susan Geary -
Fergus Harman -
Louise Byrne -
State of Affairs -
A veritable galaxy of stars for the Country & Irish fan.
Based in Castleblaney, home of Big Tom and Denver Records
|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)|
As the name suggests, Uilleann pipes centric label.
|NPU 002|| various - Round The House. Music for the Sets - Vol.1 K7 |
The Plain Set / The Lancers / The Sliabh Luachra Set
|NPU 003|| various - Round The House. Music for the Sets - Vol.2 K7 |
The Kerry Set / The Bhaile Mhuirne Reel Set / a.o.
UK label - just one Irish single of interest:
|NES 105||The Memories - All The King's Horses / Skyin' (1976)|
|CD 305||The Freshmen - I Stand Alone / Gone Away (1965)|
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  (PS)|
Pair Productions of Bellaghy
|PAIR 001S||John Watt - Ulster's Two Wheel King / The Island's T.T.  tribute to Joey Dunlop|
Wolfhound - The Sniper's Promise / He Died To Be Free 7" |
Republican folk produced by Paddy McGuigan.
|PRBS 801|| The Choir Of St Patrick’S Cathedral Dublin - s/t LP  |
Choir directed by John Dexter, with Dave Adams, John Dexter and Malcolm Wisener on organ. Also available on cassette.
|PRBS 802|| The Choir Of St Patrick’S Cathedral Dublin - s/t (AKA Christmas Carols) LP  |
Choir directed by John Dexter, with Malcolm Wisener on organ. Also available on cassette.
|PRBS 901|| Dublin Boy Singers - Songs at Twilight [198?] |
Choir directed by Frank Rogers. Charity release in aid of Alone.
|PL 502||Pluto featuring Mary B - Irresistable / Irresistable (instrumental) [19??]|
|PL ???||Mary B & Bakersfield - Morrison Visa Song [198?]|
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)  (PS)|
|PZA 052||Joanna & Tequila Sunrise - The Woman In Me (radio mix) / (full mix)  (CS)|
Established September 1971 by George O'Reilly.
|PZ.801||Terry Mahon & The Nashville Ramblers 7" |
|PZ.802||The Nashville Ramblers featuring Gregory - It's A Long Way Back To Love / You Can't Go Home Again  (PS)|
|PR 1||Na Brollaigh - H Block / Freedom Sons |
Different label to the Target Records sub label.
|EAS 1|| Mary Sheridan - Greatest Songs Of Ireland LP [circa 1975-78] |
Titled Ireland's Greatest Songs on the label.
|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
Different to the Winter's Reign label.
|QE 104|| Billy Kidd & His Band - Heartbreak Hotel / Jailhouse Rock  (PS) |
Recorded at Trend Studios.
Produced by John Keogh.
Winters Reign label.
|Q101|| Winter's Reign - The Mini Album mini-LP  |
Initial copies with stickers and free cassette version
|Q102||Winter's Reign - I Close My Eyes / Karen 2 7"  (no PS)|
|Q103|| Winter's Reign - Do I Have To Call Your Name Again / Somewhere 7"  (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 - 001|| Gram Blaster Flash - Birthday Rapping  (PS) |
Released in conjunction with the fifth anniversary of the launch of RTE Radio 2.
|RAT 001||Paddy Reilly - My Lovely Rose Of Clare / Sweet Rathcoole 7" |
|RAT 002||Paddy Reilly - Come Back Paddy Reilly / The Hills Of Greymore 7" |
International label with a small local presence in Ireland.
|RCA 1507||Kelley with The Nevada Showband - Be My Man / Here Comes My Baby |
|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 |
RCI = Record Company of Ireland, better known as a distributor.
|RCI 842||Blackthorn - Flower Of Scotland / Black Jack Davy 7" (PS) |
|RCI 844||Blackthorn - A Children's Winter / Farewell To Nancy 7" (PS) |
|RCI 846||Blackthorn - Bayou Home / Kitty Lie Over 7"|
|REC 27||Eileen Reid - RSVP / What We Need  (PS?)|
|REC 28||Eileen Reid - Falling In Trouble / ? [19??] (PS?)|
|REJ 001||Church of the Assumption Children's Folk Group Ballyfermot - The Christmas Song // In His Time / Emanuel [198?] (no PS)|
|RSP 111||Willie McCarthy - Farewell Monaghan Town / Mist On The Shannon  (date derived from SRT 5KS 504)|
|RSP 112||Willie McCarthy - Happy Christmas In Ireland / Happy New Year|
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"  (PS)|
|ROS 003||Daniel O'Donnell - Stand Beside Me / Donegal Shore |
|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|
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 002||The Big Mistake - Hey Paddy / This One Is For Paddy 7"  (PS)|
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 = Southern Entertainments Ltd.
Cork based label.
|SEL.100||Paul O'Leary - Beautiful City LP |
|SEL.101||Stuart MacDonald - The Two Sides of Stuart MacDonald LP |
|C1||Jim O'Neill - Amelia / Seasons 7"  (PS)|
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" |
|SR 1|| Dan the Street Singer - Song & Dance Man / Look In My Eyes 7"  |
Arr/prod at Windmill Lane by John Ryan
|SIL 101|| Dan the Street Singer - Born Of Love / Look In My Eyes 7"  |
Arr/prod at Windmill Lane by John Ryan
|SLN 001|| The Dynamics featuring Gerry - Tonight Is The Night / Someone I Love  |
Double A-side recorded at Dick Keating Studios, Dublin. Both sides by G.Costello
|SR 026|| Kevin Prendergast - Let's Go back To County Mayo / The Rose Of Mooncoin // Boys From Killybegs / Birmingham |
Pressed in France.
|STAR 11|| Drowsy Maggie - Sing An irish Song 7"  |
UK-based Irish traditional music group who also recorded for Silver Hill Records.
|SOS 006||Roe-Mance - Discomania / You Can't Stop Me Loving You |
|CAT 002||S.O.S. - Hold On Tight / High Wire 7"  (no PS)|
Not the well known Belfast label established in the 60s -- this appears to be a one-off.
|SP 1|| The Southlanders - Now That Shes Away / Don't Ever Go  |
Both sides credited to McMahon.
If anyone knows more about either band or label please get in touch.
The Cotton Mill Boys - I Wish You Joy / Bile 'Em Down 7" [19??] (no PS) |
Recorded at Slane Studios, produced by Charlie Arkins.
Eric Long and the CBS Crumlin Choir - Off To Italy (Boys in Green) /
CBS Crumlin Choir featuring Brendan Hogan - Our Special Games 7" |
Italia '90- tie-in. A side by Eric Long, B-side by Eric and Bishop Donal Murray (bishop of Limerick from 1996-2009 when he resigned after his mishandling of child sexual abuse allegations was exposed in the Murphy Report).
|???||Soni Tyrone & the Stardusters - Many Times 7"|
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! |
Related to Sulan Studios
|SUS 001|| John O'Shea - The Singing Fireman EP 7" [198?] (PS)|
The Boys of Fairhill / Lloyd George // Married by the Bible / When the Ebb Flows
|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"  (PS) A Song For Europe|
|SUS1081||Stargazers - Princes Street / Prairie Lullaby 7"  (PS)|
|SULP 1050||Stargazers - Mercier Park LP |
|BMB 003||Burning Embers - Sweet Young Lady / The Blood Game 7"  (PS)|
|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  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|
|SM 200||Susan Buggy - African Christmas / Stay In Your Own Back Yard|
|BSS 351|| Eireann-airer Show Band - First Time EP 7"  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.
|TLC 001||Tommy Drennan - Julie / Wonderful Tonight |
|TLC 002||Tommy Drennan - Your Love / Sentimental Friend |
Based around TMW Studios
|FLAME 3 (S83 CUS 1791)||The Brokers - My Wild Irish Rose |
|???? (SRT6KS792)|| Shebeen - Who Will Love My Children / The Famine  |
Both sides written by Stephen Derby
|TOAD A/B 1982||
Michael Fox & The Black Velvet Band - Tralee Bay / East Road To Memphis 7"  (PS?) |
A-side by Fox/McCarthy; B-side by Fox AKA Michael Fox (born Birmingham, of Sligo heritage), produced by the Fox Band. Pressed in the UK but possiby of interest to collectors of Irish country music.
The Brown Brothers were Dana's younger siblings.
|TPS 1001||The Brown Brothers - Turn Out The Light / Now You've Left Me |
|TROPICS 1||Mick And The Moonshiners/Frank Wayward - Hills Of Glenshea / Turkey In The Straw|
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 |
|VAS 001||John Callan & Detour - Are You Nearly Right? / Song For The Run |
|WSM 001|| Aces High - Our House Is A Home  |
Recorded at Big Tom Studios Castleblaney
|WRTK 0001||Tom Jennings - Song for St Patricks Day / We Wish You A Lovely Day 7"  (no PS?)|
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.
Stephen Redmond - Abba EP 7" [19??] (PS) |
Undated, probably early 80s.
Zip Records, an Outlet daughter label.
Address: Outlet House, Smithfield Square, Belfast.
|ZIP ??||Sadie Myers - My Yiddishe Mama |
|ZIP ??||The Playboys - Come 'n' Let's Dance [19??]|
|ZIP 24|| Bill Dexter - Soldier / ?  || ZIP 26 || Tony Richards - By Request EP  4 track EP |
Backed by The Country Boys. Tracks: North To Alaska / Snowbird // ?
| ZIP 34 || Al Lee - Mardi-Gras / The Impossible Dream // ?  4 track EP || ZIP 40 || Paul Wheater - Captain Cook We Won't Forget You / ?  || ZIP 42 || The Ravens - Home In The County Down / Armagh, Armagh  || ZPL 1693 || The Priory Singers - Songs Of Ireland LP  |
The Priory Singers were the Senior Choir of the Sacred Heart of Mary Grammar School, Hollywood Co Down.
Releases without a proper label name
|7LGC.10||Pageant At Knappogue Castle EP  73 TEL 1 / 73 TEL 2|
Chris Ball - True Love Never Dies / My Lovely Rose Of Clare 7" [19??] |
Described himself as "Irelands Greatest One Man Show". Recorded at Phantom Studios, Limerick. Published by CB Music, possibly related to Velvet Music.
Youth Aid/Foir Na Nog - Youth Aid Africa / On The Wing [19??] |
A charity single recorded at Slane Studios (SRS). Both sides credited to Rafiki (and published by Rafiki SRS Music). Rafiki is the swahili word for friend, so this appears to have been a charity single designed to raise funds for aid in Africa but beyond that I know nothing about this single's orgin
I can find nothing about Foir Na Nog - or Fóir na n&Oactue;g, literally 'Save The Young' or Youth Aid.
The Greenfield Singers (Dublin) - Quiet Harmony EP 7"  |
Self-released 4 track EP.
St. Michael's Junior Folk Choir - On This Lovely Day LP  |
Junior choir recorded at Windmill Lane.