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The Establishment

- under construction-

From: Dublin

Active: 1975-1983




The Establishment were the ex Cromwell duo of Micheal Kiely & Patrick Brady.

More details to follow.


• The Unfree Child
LP - EMI Records - SPLEAF 7018 - IRL - 1977 - promo copies exist

Notes: Recorded at Eamon Andrews Studios, Dublin. Engineered by Brian Masterson. Produced by Michael Kiely and Patrick Brady. A Front Door Production.
Concept album inspired by the writings of A.S.Neill and the free school in Summerhill in Suffolk. Kiely (acoustic guitars, grand piano, electric bass, vocals) and Brady (electric, acoustic and slide guitars, harmonica, recorder, vocals) are joined by Lucy Johnston (backing vocals), Finin O'Callaghan (moog synthesiser), Brian Masterson (fretless electric bass), Michael Odlum (acoustic bass) and Fran Breen (drums & percussion).

• Sitting On A Fence / How Long Does This Charade Go On
7" - EMI Records - IEMI 5069 - IRL - 1977 - no PS

• The Unfree Child / Your Children Are Not Your Children
7" - EMI Records - IEMI 5080 - IRL - 1978 - PS
Reached #20 in the Irish charts.

• Life in the Emirates / Legend of Matty Groves
7" - Front Door Records - FDM001 - UK - 1979 - PS
Front Door was Kiely & Bradys production company, so this single was self-released.

• Tonight Shes Miles Away / Al Hiat Fi Al Emirat (Life in the Emirates)
7" - Phaeton Records - SPIN 6 - IRL - 1980 - no PS, pink die-cut sleeve
B-side recorded live at the Dubai International Trade Centre.

• Bad Catholics
LP - Phaeton Records - SPIN 992 - IRL - 1981

Notes: All songs by Kiely & Brady except as noted. Recorded in Ireland by the Jolyon Johnson Recorders apart from the live track. Produced by Michael Kiely & Patrick Brady. Another Front Door Production.

See also: Cromwell

Help!: We need your help to complete this entry. If you can tell us more about this band then please do! We welcome any corrections, missing details, connections to other bands, where are they now, etc. We also need photos, scans, copies of releases or live or demo recordings, and any other memorabilia gathering dust in the attic. If you can help, then please get in touch.

thanks to TP McLoughlin

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