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Glasthule Folk Group

From: Glasthule, Co.Dublin

Active: 70s/80s

Style: Folk / Religious

Lineup: Musician Credits (LP):


A self-released collection of all original, religiously themed songs written by Joe Kennedy, Seamus Fitzgerald and Hugh Brennan who presumably are original Glasthule Folk Group members. Brennan is only listed among the other/backing vocalists on the insert, but is one of the three songwriters. The 'And Friends' part of the credits covers a number of prominent musicians.

Love Lives is one of the best recorded and best produced records of it's type, undoubtedly thanks to the presence of Jolyon Jackson, credited as co-producer along with Joe Kennedy. There is no information about where it was recorded but it's certainly a studio recording. Larry Hogan is thanked for his help with pre production, as is Brian Masterson. Larry Hogan is also partly responsible for the striking cover design.

The album features a number of lead vocalists including Dominic Mulvany, Mark Healy, Rosaleen Cunningham, Moira Ferguson, Paul Healy and Joe Kennedy. There is also a long list of backing vocalists. The standout track is 'Someday', sung I believe by Rosaleen Cunningham. There are a couple of other good tracks while the rest for the most part is polite acoustic folk of no great distinction.


Glasthule Folk Group & Friends - Love Lives
LP - A.D. Records - GSG 001 - IRL - 1981 - insert
The catalogue number is GSG 001 on the back cover and spine of the LP jacket, GFG 1 on both labels while the matrix number in the vinyl runoff is GF 001. Pressed by Carlton.

Notes: Produced by Jolyon Jackson and Joe Kennedy. "Thanks to Larry (Hogan) for help with early production and also to Sally and to Brian Masterson." Cover design by Jolyon Jackson and Joe Kennedy.

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