Founded in 1972 by Jack Fitzgerald to license Christy Moore's Prosperous LP
for the Irish Market. Customers in his Tara Records shop in Dublin couldn't get
hold of the Leader Records album at the time. The label slowly grew, with only
a handful of releases by 1980, but under the direction of MD John Cook the label
has become one of the premier Irish traditional music labels.
The short-lived American Tara Records label launched in 1973 (destributed by Famous) is most likely not related to the Irish label.
Singles TS 001 Irish Coffee - Top of the Morning TS 002 Dev Shawn - Mind Of My Child / Playground In My Mind  TS 003 John Aherne - Snowfall / The Stranger  TS 004 Stich - To The Aisle / I Believe In You  licensed from King of Music Records, Nashville TS 005 TS 006 Christy Moore - John O'Dreams / One Last Cold Kiss  TS 007 Stockton's Wing - Fiddler John / Cameron Highlanders TS 008 Stockton's Wing - Beautiful Affair / Ceili Swing  TS 009 Clannad - Mhσrag's na horo Gheallaidh / Strayed Away  (no PS) TS 010 Stockton's Wing - Walk Away / Lasagne  (PS) TS 011 Philip King - Arc Of A Diver / Trouble / Factory Girls  TS 012 Clannad - Theme From Harry's Game / Strayed Away  (PS) TS 013 Steve Cooney & Stocktons Wing - Skidoo / Ice Fields / Bay Of Tranquility  (PS) TS 014 Clannad - I See Red / Ta me Mo Shui  (PS) TS 015 C'est Clave - You Hold The Key / Programmed Romance (3/1983] (PS) TS 016 Clannad - Newgrange / Seachran Charn Tsiail  (PS) TS 017 Moving Hearts - Oil Sheiks / Promises  TS 018 Clannad - Robin (The Hooded Man) / Lady Marian  (PS) TS 019 Freddie White - Frozen Heart / The Birth of the Blues  (PS) TS 020 Moving Hearts - State Music / May Morning Dew  TS 021 Clannad - Now Is Here / Together We  TS 022 Freddie White - Long Distance Runner / Christmas In Capetown  TS 023 Freddie White - It's You / You Don't Know Me  TS 024 April South - Drift Away / I'm Not Foolin'  (PS) TS 025 Clannad (with Bono) - In A Lifetime / Indoor  TS 026 Those Nervous Animals - How Does The Shopper Feel / Town (2/1986] TS 027 Freddie White - Frozen Heart / Long Distance Runner  (PS) TS 028 Rita Connolly - The Defence Of Hens Castle / Death Of Richard In Iron  TS 029 Flex & The Fastweather - The Darkness / Little Pieces  TS 030 Those Nervous Animals - Damien / The Business Enterprise (live at Self Aid)  TS 031 Freddie White - Silas Rat / (dub mix)  (PS) TS 032 Henry McCullough - Gone With Another / All Shook Up // Can't Help Falling In Love  TS 033 Clannad - Something To Believe In / Second Nature TS 034 Freddie White - Have A Nice Day / Desperados Waiting for A Train // When Jesus Gets To Town / Martha 12"/K7 TS 035 Davy Spillane - Theme For Eurovision '88 / Daires Dream [1988?] TS 036 Shaun Davey - from The Relief of Derry Symphony EP 7"  (PS) Rita Connolly - The White Horse Gerard McChrystal - Air from The Relief of Derry Symphony Liam O'Flynn - Inside the Walls of Derry KKS 1 Ken Kiernan - You Know It's All Right / The River  Albums 1001 Christy Moore - Prosperous LP  [licensed from Trailer LER 035] note that some copies carry the number 1000 on the sleeve due to a printing error 1002 Sιamus Ennis The Pure Drop  1003 Basil Henriques Sounds of Sunset with ...  1004 Jimmy Brewer Changin' Country 1005 John Aherne At Home and Abroad  1006 The Pirates To Ireland They Did Fly  1007 Roger Mulvihill - Goin' Home  1008 John and James Kelly (later reissued as Outlet PTICD 1041] 1009 Sιamus Ennis The Fox Chase  2001 Aengus  2002 Christy Moore - The Iron Behind The Velvet LP  insert 2003 Muintir Lewis Weeds in the Garden  2004 Stockton's Wing - s/t LP  2005 Christy Moore Live in Dublin  2006 Noel Hill And Tony Linnane - s/t LP  2007 Paddy Glackin And Paddy Keenan - Doublin' LP  2008 Christy Moore Prosperous (reissue of Tara 1001] 2009 Paddy Glackin and Jolyon Jackson Hidden Ground  2010 Oisin - s/t (1st) (orig:1976) LP  2011 Oisνn Bealoideas  2012 Oisνn Over the Moors to Maggie 2013 Oisνn The Jeannie C. 2014 v/a The Irish Folk Collection LP  2015 Those Nervous Animals Hyperspace!  2016 Geraldine MacGowan Winds of Change 2017 Davy Spillane Band Out of the Air  3001 Planxty - After The Break LP  insert 3002 Andy Irvine - Rainy Sundays...Windy Dreams LP  3003 v/a - High Kings Of Tara LP  3004 Stockton's Wing Take a Chance 3005 Planxty - The Woman I Loved So Well LP  3006 The Brendan Voyage: An Orchestral Suite for Uilleann Pipes, played by Liam O'Flynn and composed by Shaun Davey  3007 Clannad - Crann Ull LP  3008 Clannad - Fuaim LP  3009 Stockton's Wing Light in the Western Sky  3010 Clannad - Magical Ring LP  insert 3011 Shaun Davey - The Pilgrim LP  3012 Clannad Legend  3013 Freddie White Long Distance Runner  3014 Moving Hearts - The Storm LP  3015 The Emerald Isle Singers Memories of Ireland 3016 Clannad Macalla  3017 Granuaile, composed by Shaun Davey, Rita Connolly vocals, Liam O'Flynn (uilleann pipes)  3018 Diarmuid O'Leary and The Bards Classic Irish Ballads 3019 Davy Spillane Atlantic Bridge  3020 Danny Doyle Twenty Years A Growing  3021 Clannad Sirius  3022 Clannad - Pastpresent 3023 Davy Spillane Shadow Hunter  3024 The Relief of Derry Symphony, composed by Shaun Davey, with Rita Connolly & Liam O'Flynn  3025 Clannad - Anam 3026 Davy Spillane Pipedreams  3027 Andy Irvine and Davy Spillane East Wind  3028 Stockton's Wing The Crooked Rose  3029 Rita Connolly  3030 The Seville Suite, composed by Bill Whelan and featuring Davy Spillane and Mαirtνn O'Connor  3031 Liam O'Flynn Out to Another Side  3032 The Pilgrim, composed by Shaun Davey  note that this is different to the LP 3011 above. 3033 Rita Connolly Valparaiso  3034 Liam O'Flynn The Given Note  3035 Nollaig Casey and Arty McGlynn Causeway  3036 Stockton's Wing Letting Go  3037 Liam O'Flynn The Piper's Call  3038 Maurice Lennon Brian Boru: The High King of Tara (2001] 4001 Stockton's Wing - American Special LP  4002 Stockton's Wing Take One: Live (also issued by Revolving Records) 4003 Various The Sound of Stone: Artists for Mullaghmore (reissue of original Bagpuss CD) 4004 The Voice Squad Many's the Foolish Youth  4005 The Fallen Angels Happy Ever After  4006 Maca Blood and Gold  4007 Phil Callery From the Edge of Memory  4008 Josephine Marsh (reissue of JM CD 001] 4009 Beginish [1998; reissue of INIS 001] 4010 Alan Kelly Mosaic (reissue of Black Box release) 4011 Frankie Gavin Fierce Traditional  4012 Zoλ Conway 4013 The Voice Squad Holywood 4014 Robin Dempsey Spirit of an Irish Christmas  4015 Emma Kate Tobia An Irish Dream 4016 Stockton's Wing Take One: Live (reissue) 4017 Shaun Davey May We Never Have to Say Goodbye  4018 Zoλ Conway The Horse's Tail  9001 Various The Best of Irish Jigs and Reels, Volume 1  cassette 9002 Various The Best of Irish Jigs and Reels, Volume 2  cassette 9003 John Aherne and The Jolly Beggarmen The Best of Irish Ballads CD4 Stockton's Wing - The Stockton's Wing Collection  BCD 501 Who Really Discovered North America Boxed set containing Tim Severin's book The Brendan Voyage and CD 3006 BCD 502 Various The Very Best of Irish Jigs, Reels and Songs TBC1* Christy Moore The Folk Collection (triple cassette containing 2002, 2005 and 2008) thanks to Eddie Kelly and Alistair Banfield for his help