Snap Records was a sub label of Owl Records (see below), run by Reg Keating. Snap was launched in mid 1986 with the help of Eddie Joyce and Pete McCluskey of Danceline Promotions, who helped select the artists for the Snap Shots sampler LP. This was compiled from demo tapes of promising unsigned indie artists at the time. In retrospect it can be viewed as the first Danceline release -- Joyce & McCluskey started their own Danceline Records label soon after. Most interesting is the Backwards Into Paradise single which was advertised in Hot Press.
SN 901 v/a - Snap Shots LP  SN 41 China Doll - New Day 7"  SN 42 Backwards Into Paradise - Never The Same 7" [12/1986]
Owl Records / Debut RecordsBray, Co.Wicklow
Owl Records was established in 1985 with a distribution agreement with Polygram Records (Ireland).
The label debuted with Kevin Flynn's "Dublin Town" 7" single and "The Owl Album" sampler LP.
Sub-label Snap was launched in 1986. Snap and Debut were service labels, i.e. the releases
were initiated by artists and/or managers rather than the label itself.
The Owl label released all sorts of material, much of it recorded by Reg Keating himself at his studio in Dun Laoghaire and released under various pseudonyms. Many more records were announced than were actually released.
Owl Singles: 85802 Kevin Flynn - Dublin Town / Material 7"  (PS) first single on label 76805 Rob Strong - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' / Turn It Up  76806 The New Ireland Orchestra - Bunclody / The Curragh of Kildare  arranged & produced by Kevin Flynn 76825 Rob Strong - Hollywood Nights / Secret Lives - Instant Concept (rec:1985)  76827 Tom Donovan - Find A Way Home / Jennifer In The Garden  Owl Albums: LP 85801 v/a - Owl The Album  first LP on label 96815 Rob Strong - Hollywood Nights LP [11/1986] 906CD Cruiskeen - Alive And Drinkin' In Ireland CD  CT935 Pauline Glackin - Home Again In Eireann K7  Debut Singles: ??? Smalltalk - I Close My Eyes (And Wonder Why) DEB 43 Turlough - I Just Love Christmas / Nobody Told Me  DEB 48 Liam O'Donnell - The Plains of Tipperary / Michael Hogan's Stand  Debut Albums: DEB 414 various artists - Musical Society Royal College of Surgeons LP  UNCONFIRMED Singles: These singles were announced but I have not been able to confirm their existance: Kevin Flynn - Crazy Over You (Owl) Tony Davis - Build Me Up Buttercup (Owl) Marika Ni Breathanach - The Counties of Ireland EP (Owl) UNCONFIRMED Albums: These albums were announced but I have not been able to confirm their existance: v/a - Owl The Album Vol.2 [11/1986] (Owl Records) Kevin Flynn - Tracks To Your Heart (Owl Records) Marikai Ni Breathanach - The Counties of Ireland Vol.1 LP (Owl Records) Marika Ni Breathanach - The Counties of Ireland Vol.2 LP (Owl Records Philip Byrne (baritone) - Thomas Moore Meets Percy French King's Company - Songs of Praise Vol.1 LP King's Company - Songs of Praise Vol.2 LP Tony Davis - Covers Uncovered LP Setanta - Sailor's Dream v/a - A Collection of Irish Singles The New Ireland Orchestra - Future Reflections LP Caragh Dew - The Road From Killorglin to Caherciveen LP