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Tribune Records

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Launched in 1967 by Noel Pearson, manager of The Chessmen and long associated with the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. He is now better known as a film producer (My Left Foot, The Field, etc.). Several albums were licensed to Capitol Records in Canada and the USA.

The most collectable record by far is the single by Sugarshack, featuring a young Brian Downey. The A-side is included on the "Showband Special" compilation. The most durable and probably best selling artist on the label was folky troubadour Danny Doyle whose career spans four decades. He was also a member of The Gatecrashers foursome along with Pecker Dunne, Paddy Reilly & Shay Healy.

Tribune folded in 1971. Danny Doyle and The Dubliners turned up on the new Plough label the same year, which was Pearson's label after Tribune.




Singles (TRS series)

TRS 101 The Chessmen - Tell Laura I Love Her / 24 Hours From Tulsa [1967] TRS 102 The Saints Showband feat. Joe Flynn - The Broken Hearted Farmer / The Old Bog Road [1967] TRS 103 Danny Doyle - The Irish Soldier Laddie / Morning Train [1967] TRS 104 The Newmen - Holiday Girl / Loveland Harbour [1968] TRS 105 Al O'Donnell - Spanish Lady / Sammy's Bar [196?] both sides on TRLP 1005 TRS 106 Sean Fagan & The Pacific - For He's A Jolly Good Fellow / She Thinks I Still Care [1967] also released on Major Minor (MM 528) TRS 107 Danny Doyle - Whiskey On A Sunday / Reason to Believe [1967] TRS 108 TRS 109 Arrivals Showband - Thanks To Love / Fool Number One [1967] TRS 110 Sean Fagan & The Pacific - My Jenny / Since I Don't Have You [1967] TRS 111 The Chessmen - Cryin Time / Billy Jones [1968] TRS 112 Sugarshack - Morning Dew / Sunshine of Your Love [1968] TRS 113 Jim McCann - Some Day Soon / There Ain't No Lock Upon My Door [1968] both sides on TRLP 1005 TRS 114 The Sands - Help Me Rhonda / Some Enchanted Evening [1968] TRS 115 Clipper Carlton - A Little Bit of Me Dies / The March Hare [1968] TRS 116 The Spalpeens - Saly-O / The Willow Garden TRS 117 Danny Doyle - The Mucky Kid / Gone Away [1968] TRS 118 The Chessmen - Up and Down / Loving You [1968] TRS 119 Gerro Doyle - Golden Wedding / Round and Round [1968?] both sides on TRLP 1005 probably Danny Doyle's sister Geraldine Doyle who emigrated to Australia where she achieved some success as a singer. TRS 120 The Sands - Yummy Yummy Yummy / Peanuts 7" TRS 121 Danny Doyle - Johnny / Leaving On A Jet Plane [1968] TRS 122 The Sands - Dance Dance Dance / The Cheater (11/1968) TRS 123 Mike Munro & The Chessmen - Bang Shang A Lang / Billy Jones [12/1968] TRS 124 Sean Fagan & The Pacific - My Lovely Rose And You / I'll Remember You (12/1968) TRS 125 Sean Fagan & The Pacific - Remains To Be Seen / We Are Happy People [1969] TRS 126 The Chessmen - Swan Song / When The Swallows Fly [1969] TRS 127 Danny Doyle - Where's Jack / The Ballad of Jack Sheppard [1969] TRS 128 Peter Law & The Pacific - My Mothers Eyes / Sunday Drive [1969] TRS 129 The Sands - Bubblegum Music / Sherry [1969] TRS 130 The Paragons - That's My Desire / Seasons Of Love TRS 131 Peter Law & The Sound Of The Pacific - Ruby / Red Sails In The Sunset [1969] TRS 132 TRS 133 TRS 134 TRS 135 TRS 136 Noel V Ginnity - Mrs McGrath / McAlpine's Fuisiliers [1969] TRS 137 TRS 138 The Dubliners - Molly Maguires / Bold Princess Royal TRS 139 TRS 140 Peter Law & The Sound Of The Pacific - Mamma's Waiting / Rollin' Common [1970] TRS 141 Danny Doyle - The Long And Winding Road / Roundstone River [1970] TRS 142 TRS 143 Brendan Clancy & The Rovers - These Are My Mountains / Shall My Soul Pass Through Old Ireland [1970] TRS 144 TRS 145 TRS 146 TRS 147 TRS 148 TRS 149 TRS 150 The Dubliners - Scorn Not His Simplicity / Raglan Road [1970] TRS 151? The Dubliners - Joe Hill / The Louse House In Kilkenny [1971?] EMI Columbia release in UK, uncertain if released on 45 by Tribune TRS 152 The Dubliners - Hand Me Down My Bible / Humpty Dumpty [1971] TRS ??? Roly Daniels & Green County - Sunday Tennessee [1971] TRS ??? Sandy Jones & The Royal Earls - I Don't Want To Play House [1971] EPs (TRE series) TRE 501 Danny Doyle - Step It Out Mary EP [1967]

Albums (TRLP series)

TRLP 1001 v/a - Live at the Embankment [1967] also released on Capitol Canada TRLP 1002 The Gatecrashers - s/t (live at the Gate Theatre June 1966) [1967] also released on Capitol Canada TRLP 1003 Danny Doyle - Expressions of Danny Doyle [1968] later issues in different sleeve design; also released on Capitol Canada TRLP 1004 Michael Moran and His Shamrock Céilí Band – A Little Bit of Irish, A Little Bit of Heaven [1968] TRLP 1005 v/a - Ballads for Drinking and the Crack [1969?] also released on Capitol Canada TRLP 1006 Danny Doyle - Hits of Danny Doyle [1969?] also released on Capitol Canada TRLP 1007 v/a - The Showband Special [1969] also released on Capitol Canada TRLP 1008 TRLP 1009 The Sands - Sand Doin's [1969] TRLP 1010 The Dubliners - At Home With The Dubliners TRLP 1011 Danny Doyle - A Portrait Of Danny Doyle [1969] TRLP 1012 Peter Law & The Sound Of The Pacific LP [1969] also released on Capitol Canada TRLP 1013 TRLP 1014 TRLP 1015 The Dubliners - Revolution [1970]

Albums (TRLB series)

So far, we've identified two LPs in this series but there are bound to be more. These are recordings made in Canada and released in Ireland by Tribune who licensed them from Canadian labels. Though pressed in ireland, the records where housed in Canadian sleeves! TRLB 1010 The Sons Of Erin - s/t [1970] licensed from Dominion TRLB 1013 Stompin' Tom Connors (Canada) – Canadian Country Songs (Canadian title 'Bud The Spud') [1970?] licensed from Dominion thanks to John Lynch for his help


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