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Lunar Records

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A division of Hawk Records, launched circa 1979. LOON 001 - LOON 051 were all pressed in Ireland. After that the singles were pressed in the UK. The label design changed, omitting the year -- all such pressings are post 1989 (see Black 47 example).


There is an older Lunar release which may or may not be related. Johnny McEvoy's All Our Wars Were Merry... LP was issued in Ireland as Lunar LNR 18324 (was it issued in the UK as NPL/NSPL 18324?), with Lunar described as A Target Release. If anyone knows of other such releases, please get in touch.

Lunar entered the CD age and continued to issue releases sporadically through the 90s.



SINGLES

(prefix LOON or LOONEP) 001 Roach Band - Italy / City To City 7" [1979] (PS) 002 Casterbridge Union - Children of Belfast / The Reason I Left Mullingar 7" [1980] recorded in Rhode Island 003 Frank Kelly - Charlie Stepped In / Christmas Countdown 7" [1980] 003 Frank Kelly - Charlie Stepped In // Christmas Countdown / Yuletide Moonshine 7" [1982] reissue with extra track 004 Jim McCann - Easy and Slow / The Foggy Dew [24.3.1981] charted 3/1981; from the RTE TV Series "My Ireland" 005 Johnny McEvoy - Ballad of John Williams / Lake Onterio 7" [1981] A-side from the RTE TV Series "My Ireland" 006 007 Johnny McEvoy - The Coolin / ? [1982] 008 Room Service - Just Like Him / On My Own Again 7" [1981] (PS) 009 Jim McCann - Love's Old Sweet Song / Glad I Met You [1982] charted 6/1982 010 Jody McStravick - Is There Anyone Out There / She Is Mine 7" [1982] National Song Contest entry 011 Ralph McTell - Song For Ireland / Hands Of Joseph 7" [1982] 012 Aileen Pringle - Absence of Romance / Turn It Over In Your Mind [1982] (PS) National Song Contest singer 013 014 Tony Kenny - Rock And Roll You're Beautiful / Memory [1982] 015 Liam O'Flynn - The Diamond Rocks / An Bonnan Bui [1982] 016 Dermot Morgan - A Taoiseach's Lament (Sally O'Brien) / John Paul 7" [1982] charted 12/1982 017 Paul Malone - Living It Up On The Dole / The Best Place I've Never Been In Nashville 7" [6/1983] (PS) self-proclaimed "Ireland's Top Folk and Comedy Act". 018 019 Paul Malone - When E.T. Met Sally O'Brien / Dicey Riley Drove Me Mad [1983] 020 Johnny McEvoy - Peggy Gordon / Now I'm Easy 021 Jody McStravick - Little Friends / Melody Of Love [1983] 022 Toy With Rhythm - Junior Discovers Electricity / Mentally Destroys 7" [6/1983] (PS) 023 Tony Kenny - Who Get's The Loving / Let It Grab You [1983] 024 Jody McStravick - Hope [1983] from the K-Tel album "This Is" 025 Linda Martin - Edge Of The Universe / Celebrate The Love [1983] A-side by Shay Healy from the musical "The Knowledge", Winner of the Castlebar Int'l Song Contest 1983 026 027 Tony Kenny - Woke Up In Love / If You Had All The Love In The World [1984] 028 Jim McCann - I Loved The Ground She Walked Upon / Go Lassie Go 029 Dan Paddyandy - Poitin / Heaven Around Galway Bay [ca 1984] (PS) cover and label disagree about A-side 030 Noel McLoughlin - No Use For Him / The Rentman [1984] 030 Noel McLoughlin - The Field Behind the Plough / No Use For Him [1984] 031 The Dubliners - Marino Waltz / Spanish Point 032 Tony Kenny - Always On My Mind / Danny Boy [1985] date confirmed by label 033 Schooner Fare - We The People / Peggy Gordon [1985] 034 Brendan Grace - My Heart Is In Ireland / Long Before You're Time [1985] 035 Tony Kenny - Any Dream Will Do / Pretty Paper 7" 036 Jim McCann - Grace / Spancil Hill [1986] date confirmed by label 037 Tony Kenny - Hurt / Song for Ireland [1986] 038 039 Jim McCann - Scarlet Ribbons / I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen [1986] 040 Jim McCann - Meet Me At The Pillar / The Sally Gardens [1987] 041 042 Michael French & Jacinta White - Kootchy Koo // Rosealeen Linehan & Niall Buggy - Good Friends Once [1987?] Both tracks from the musical production 'One Of Our Own' 043 Jim McCann - There Were Roses // Famine Song / Skibereen [1987] 044 Tony Kenny - 4 Track EP [1988] The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder / Woke Up In Love // Have You Ever Been In Love / Always On My Mind 045 Barbara Dickson - The West Coast of Clare / Thousands Are Sailing // She Moved Through The Fair [1987] 046 047 Jim McCann - Summer In Dublin EP [1988] (LOONEP47) Summer In Dublin / Raglan Road // Town i Loved So Well / The Battle Of Clontarf 048 Tony Kenny & Sonny Knowles - s/t EP [1988] (LONEP048) Hey, Won't You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song (duet) // Tony Kenny - Crazy / Sonny Knowles - Sunshine Of Love 049 Brendan Grace - I'm Gettin Nuthin For Christmas / Bottlers Christmas [1988] 050 EZ Feelin - Giving It All Away / What About Me? [1988] 051 Tony Kenny - The Wedding Song // Summer In Dublin / Wind Beneath My Wings [1988] 051 Tony Kenny - The Wedding Song / Easy'n Slow // Summer In Dublin / Wind Beneath My Wings [1988] issued as both 3-track and 4-track EPs, with some 3-track editions mis-labelled 052 053 Don Baker - Ain't Got No Money / Magnolia 7" [1989 or 1990] 054 Jim McCann - Jessie 055 Tony Kenny - Where've You Been / A Daisy A Day 056 Little Maggie Lee - Cotton Fields / When I Need You 057 Tony Kenny - My Son / Raglan Road [1990] 058 Black 47 - Funky Ceili / Land of Devalera [1990] 059 Paddy Reilly - The Gold & Silver Days / The Black Velvet Band 060? Davey Spillane - Something Special In The Air (Impact 92) 12" (PS) [1991] co-release with Blue Piano Records Released by Derry City Council to promote Impact 92. Unconfirmed as a Lunar release - the LOON 60 number may be a coincidence 061 Brendan Grace - 4 Roads To Glenamaddy / Mr. Bojangles [1990] 062 Dermot Morgan - A Country & Western Taoiseach / Mama Mia What A Beautiful Team 063 Naoimh Kavanagh - Heart / Wake Up [1990] 064 Deirdre McCabe - Bunch of Thyme / He's A Heartache [1990] LNSCD95 The High Ground - Different Situation EP [199?] CD single LNSCD102 The High Ground - Shelter From The Storm / Experience Of Love [199?] CD single

ALBUMS

LNLP 7001 LNLP 7002 LNLP 7003 Ralph McTell - The Ralph Mctell Collection [1982] LNLP 7004 LNLP 7005 Tony Kenny - The Best Of Tony Kenny LP LNLP 7006 Tony Kenny - Sings Danny Boy (and other Irish favourites) LP LNLP 7007 Frank Kelly - Comedy Countdown LP [1982] (CD: LNCD 7007) LNLP 7008 LNLP 7009 Eamonn Kelly - The Irish Storyteller LP licensed from Rego Records (USA) LNLP 7010 LNLP 7011 LNLP 7012 LNLP 7013 Jim Mc Cann - Grace And Other Irish Love Songs LP LNLP 7014 LNLP 7015 LNLP 7016 Tony Kenny - Tony Kenny's Dublin (Dublin Millenium Celebration) LP [1988] : LNCD 7033 The Best of Festival Folk 3xCD LNCD 7034 Danny & Geraldine Doyle - Emigrant Eyes : LNMC 7040 Maureen Potter - Live at Clontarf Castle K7 LNCD 7041 Anthony Nolan - Classic Irish Melodies CD : LNCD 7052 Chris Ahern - Certain CD [2001] LNCD ???? Don Baker - Born With The Blues [1990] JBLP 007 Paddy Reilly - Now LP/CD [1988]


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