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Olive Bayle

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From: IRL

Active: 60s-70s
Style: folk


BAYLE, Olive (born 11 November 1946, died 4 January 2005) "...At her home in Toronto, at age 57. She will be lovingly remembered by her siblings, Seamus (Kathleen) of Ireland, Dorothy of Arlington VA, Kathleen (Christy Kane) and Angela (Noel Shanahan) of Ireland, Paul (Linda) of Arlington VA, Pat and Noeleen (Aidan Clarke) of Ireland. Olive will also be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins in Ireland, England and the USA. Olive loved the limelight, was a jovial, outgoing and fun loving person. When you were in Olives company the craic was mighty!. Because of the person Olive was, she will be sadly missed by many friends in Canada, Ireland and the USA.


• v/a - Live at the Embankment
LP - Tribune Records - TRLP 1001 - IRL - 1967
LP - Capitol Records - SQ 80.003 - Canada - 1967

Olive Bayle - Moll Malone / Blood Upon the Land
7" - Solo Records - SOLO 104 - IRL - 1972 - no PS

Notes: The A-side is by Sean McCarthy and was originally titled Dan Malone (recorded by Gemma Hasson on her Looking For The Morning LP), and was renamed Moll Malone by Olive Bayle for this release.

Olive Bayle & Irish Tradition - My Green Valleys
LP - Cynda Records - CNS 1031 - Canada - 1974
Also released on cartridge by Boot Records (Canada)

Olive Bayle - vocals
Willie Haughton - guitar, vocals
Bob Shortt - mandolin, banjo
Jimmy Steadman - bass, vocals

Notes: Produced by John Capek. Songwriter Bob Shortt was born in Dublin and emigrated to Canada in 1973 where he joined Irish Tradition, toured with them and played on their sole LP. He wAS later in Canadian outfits like Cobblers Awl (mid-70s) and Miller's Jug (1978-85) and later went solo.
Songwriter Glen Reid (credited on two tracks) was from Burk's Falls, Ontario. He was a member of Toronto based Irish folk group Brannigan's Boys.

Olive Bayle - My Green Valleys / The Leprachaun
7"- Dolphin Records - DOS 121 - IRL - 1974 - PS
Olive Bayle & Irish Tradition - My Green Valleys / The Leprachaun
7"- Boot Records - 096 - Canada - 1974? - no PS?
Dolphin issue housed in generic "Souvenir Hits of Ireland" PS.

Olive Bayle - Please Forgive Me / Dan O'Hara
7"- Mark Records - MC 2984 - USA - ca 1970 - PS
Presented by Matt Kane. Recorded by Gerald M. Lewis and released on Mark Records, who specialised in custom releases.

Olive Bayle & The Irish Tradition - The Liar / The Cliffs of Dooneen
7"- Gaelic League - GL 001 - USA - 1974? - no PS
Recorded live at the Gaelic League and Irish American Club Lounge, Detriot, MI.

Olive Bayle - Children's Winter Song / Any Dream Will Do
7"- Signal Sound - SS-1001 - Canada - 19?? - no PS

Olive Bayle - Any Dream Will Do / Any Dream Will Do
7"- Signal Sound - SS-1002 - Canada - 19?? - no PS

various artists - Original Newfoundland Gold
LP - Great Canadian Music Co. WEE 80-005 - Canada - 1980
Subtitled 20 Original Hits From Newfoundland.
Olive is pictured on the back cover. Her track is missing fro the 2003 CD reissue on Condor.
track: My Green Valleys

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