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Hawk Records

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Established by Tom Costello (of the Tom Costello Organization) and Brian Molloy. They also set up a publishing wing Molco Music (Molco = Molloy + Costello). Brian Molloy acted as label manager. Brian also set up the Play Records label and managed several bands, including the Cotton Mill boys. Dave Pennyfeather also worked for Hawk (A&R?) at some point.

The label was active from 1972-1980 approx. A new Hawk label emerged in the north circa 1985 which may be related.

Potentially interesting releases are shown in bold.

Label Designs







Singles

HASP 300 Series 1972-1980 HASP 301 Tracy & The Grassroots - Letter To Heaven / I Wanna Get Married [1972] HASP 302 The Hootenannys - Taller Than Trees / Stop The World HASP 303 The Cotton Mill Boys - How Can I Write On Paper / Ashes Of Love [6/1972] (PS) HASP 304 Tracy & The Grassroots - Husband Hunting / Pal Of Mine [1972] HASP 305 Des Wilson & the Big Country - The Pillow That Whispers / The Farmer's Daughter [1972] arr by Noel Kelehan, prod Bill O'Donovan HASP 306 Tracy & The Grassroots - Paper Roses / By the Bright Silvery Light of the Moon [1972] HASP 307 The Cotton Mill Boys - Meet The Cottons EP [1972] Super Single [4-track EP] (PS) Katy Clyne / Try A Little Kindness // Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger / A Maidens Prayer HASP 308 HASP 309 Good Time Charley [Charlie Murphy] - Good Time Charley's Got The Blues / I Love You [1972] HASP 310 HASP 311 The Real McCoy - Meet The Real McCoy EP Super Single [4 Track EP] (PS) [11/1972] HASP 312 The Hootenannys - The Last Time I'm Leaving / ??? HASP 313 The Mallet Sisters and The Friends Showband - No Trespassing / Mary From Dungloe [1973] HASP 314 HASP 315 The Cotton Mill Boys - Judy / Lost Indian [4/1973] HASP 316 The Fleet with Gerry Fahy - Higher And Higher / High On A Mountain HASP 317 Gloria & The Johnny McEvoy Band - s/t EP Super Single [4 Track EP] Tomorrow Is Forever / The Golden Jubilee // Just Because I'm A Woman / Kennedy's Fancy HASP 318 The Johnny Flynn Sound - Drowning My Sorrows / Playback [1973] HASP 319 HASP 320 Mushroom - Devil Among The Tailors // Siun Ni Dhuibhir / The King of Ireland's Daughter [1973] HASP 321 Tracy & The Grassroots - Island Of Dreams (Springfield) / Sour Grapes (Ghent) [1973] produced by Gerry Madigan HASP 322 The Hoot'nannys feat. Desie O'Flaherty - Rockin' The Baby / The Hoot'nannys feat. Pat Hamill - Cards And Letters [1973] same band as The Hootenannys HASP 323 Brian Byrne - This Town Is Not Their Own / Raucky Breezes [1973] HASP 324 Lola & the New Blues - Down By The River (Hammond/Hazelwood) / Little Pleasure Acre (Cook/Greenaway) [1973] HASP 325 Tommy Makem - The Winds Are Singing Freedom / Lord of the Dance HASP 326 HASP 327 Skid Row - Dublin City Girls / Dont Let Me Down [10/1973] (PS) HASP 328 Emmet Spiceland - One Morning in May / The Willow [1973] HASP 329 The Cotton Mill Boys EP [11/1973] HASP 330 HASP 331 Gene Stuart & The Mighty Avons - Christmas In My Hometown / Monkeys [1973] HASP 332 Dee Leydon & The Powermen - The Best Is Yet To Come / Get Some Lovin' Done HASP 333 HASP 334 Juice - Come Back Petrol / Watch [1973] Jimmy Smith & Martin Gerathy of the Mighty Avons HASP 335 Tony Hughes & The Cotton Mill Boys - She Thinks I Still Care / Des Wilson & The Cotton Mill Boys - Arms Full of Empty [4/1974] HASP 336 Gene Stuart & The Mighty Avons - If Teardrops Were Pennies / Mississippi Sands [1974] HASP 337 Brendan Quinn - Behind Closed Doors / Ride Me Down Easy [1974] HASP 338 Dee Leyden & The Powermen - A Little Bit Later On Down the Line // A Woman Without A Home / Brahms Lullaby [1974] HASP 339 The Conquerors - Same Old Song / Arms Full of Empty [1974] HASP 340 Mushroom - Kings & Queens / Met A Friend [1974] HASP 341 HASP 342 Gene Stuart & The Mighty Avons - The Man Behind The Gun / Jeannie Norman HASP 343 The Cotton Mill Boys - (All Together Now) Let's Fall Apart / Now You're Gone [6/1974] HASP 344 Gloria & The Johnny McEvoy Band - When I Sing For Him / ??? HASP 345 Cavalry featuring Terry McMullen - It's Been A Beautiful Life / Won't You Be My Friend HASP 346 Lola & The New Blues - Over And Over / He Thinks I Still Care [9/1974] HASP 347 Mushroom - The Crying / Unborn Child [1974] unreleased/withdrawn The release of HASP 347 was cancelled after it was pressed and there are copies in circulation. HASP 348 The Mighty Avons feat. Martin Geraghty - My Only Fascination / Times May Come [Geraghty] [1974] HASP 349 Brendan Quinn & Cades County - You Give Me You / Keep On Keeping Her Mine HASP 350 Jim Tobin and The Firehouse - My New Love Is Ruby / Am I Losing You [1974] HASP 351 The Light Blues - Heffo's Army / The Dubs Are Back [1974] feat. John Keogh (The Greenbeats) and Dave Pennyfeather HASP 352 HASP 353 Derrick & The Conquerors - Singing A Song About Love / All My Love [1974] HASP 354 Brendan Quinn & The Mighty Avons - We Had It All / Keep On Keeping Her Mine HASP 355 Glen Curtin, Lola & the New Blues - I'm So Afraid of Falling / The Snows of '49 [12/1974] HASP 356 Jim Tobin and The Firehouse - Bimbo / Am I Losing You [1974] HASP 357 HASP 358 Brendan Quinn & The Mighty Avons - Wedding Bells / Forever Was The Name Of Our Sunshine [1975] (PS) HASP 359 John Farrell - Tell Him / Something You Got [1974] HASP 360 Frank Sutcliffe - Run Son / It's Really Over [1975] [rec'd @Trend, arr. & pr. John D'Ardis] HASP 361 Gloria & The Johnny McEvoy Band - Bedtime Story / Everybody's Somebody's Fool HASP 362 The Monkeys - Monkey Rock / Rainy Season [1975] HASP 363 Derricks Band - Second Thoughts / Poor Mans Life [1975] Derrick Mehaffey of Derrick & The Sounds, etc. HASP 364 Johnny McEvoy - Where My Eileen Is Waiting / Castle of Dromore [1975] HASP 365 HASP 366 HASP 367 Jim Tobin & Firehouse - He'll Have To Go / Blue Side of Lonesome HASP 368 HASP 369 Danny Fontana - A Fool Such As I / It's Too Soon To Know [1975] (PS) HASP 370 The New Blues - Sligo the Champions / The Sligo Maid [1975] HASP 371 Johnny McEvoy - Rose Of Allendale / Life Of The Rover [1975] HASP 372 Brendan Quinn & The Mighty Avons - You're My Best Friend / Come Early Morn [1975] HASP 373 Wiskie Styl - Arthur McBride [trad.arr.by Brush Shiels] / Charlie Chaplin [1975] HASP 374 Anna Manahan - Me / But Now I Know [1975] spoken word HASP 375 Billy Brown, Derek Dean & The Freshmen - Papa Oo Mow Mow / Northwest Territory [1975] HASP 376 The Monkeys - Monkey Lovin' / Come Home Love [1976] showband based in Athlone HASP 377 Aimen Cannon - White Christmas / Sounds Nocturnal [1975] DJ & TV presenter ('Aimen High' on RTE) HASP 378 Sandy Duskey & The Fairways - Come Back Billy Joe / Gary Street, Sandy Duskey & The Fairways - Koko's Drum [1976] HASP 379 Tony Stevens & Western Union - Send Me No Roses / The Farmers Son HASP 380 The Mighty Avons Featuring Hugh McLean - The Harvest Moon / Streets Of Gold HASP 381 The Cotton Mill Boys - Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Joey Maroney [1976] HASP 382 John Kerr - Tonight In Camden Town / A Little Country Town In Ireland HASP 383 Lee Conway - Thinking Of You / The Road Is Far [1976] licensed from Image Records, Australia HASP 384 Jim Tobin & The Firehouse - Little Isle of Green / Little Old Dime [1976] HASP 385 The Big Time (featuring Johnny Shiels) - Put Another Log On The Fire / Think Before You Frown [1976] HASP 386 Sandy Duskey & The Fairways - Love Me Just A Little Bit More / Can't You See I Love You [7/1976] HASP 387 Tracy & The Grassroots - It Amazes Me / (I’d Take A) Cowboy [1976] HASP 388 Johnny McEvoy - Long Before Your Time / It's Been A Beautiful Life [1976] taken from HALP 150 HASP 389 The Jarveys - Keep On Tryin' / Ridin' High [1976] AKA The Swinging Jarveys (Killarney)? HASP 390 The Memories - Skyin' / All I've Got [8/1976] HASP 391 Tarzan & The Monkeys - Daydream Believer / Twist Of The Wrist [1976] HASP 392 Kay & The Country Strangers - Before I'm Fool Enough / Wrong Road Again HASP 393 Tony Hughes of the Cotton Mill Boys - The Wedding Song / You'll Never be Lonely Again [8/1976] HASP 394 Hugh McClean & The Mighty Avons - The Leprechaun / Amanda [1976] HASP 395 Johnny McEvoy - The Old Man And The Donkey / Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer [1976] HASP 396 The Cotton Mill Boys - Raining In My Heart / Orange Blossom Special (PS) [1976] HASP 397 HASP 398 Tracy & The Grassroots - Not That Good At Goodbye / ??? HASP 399 HASP 400 Sandy Duskey - Yesterday Song / Hey Jude [1977] HASP 401 Brush Shiels - Look At Love Bleed / Better Than I Expected [1977] HASP 402 Jim Tobin - Don't Fight The Feelings Of Love / Mammas Face HASP 403 The Cotton Mill Boys - I Don't Regret A Minute / Turkey In The Straw [1977] HASP 404 The Cotton Mill Boys - Lucille / Downstairs In The Attic [1977] HASP 405 Johnny McEvoy - Nora (re-recording of 1968 A-side) / Rosaleen Sweet Rosaleen [1977] HASP 406 Jim Tobin - I'm Getting Good At Missing You / I Can Feel The Leaving Coming On HASP 407 The Cotton Mill Boys - I've Just Seen Her Face / Heathery Breezes [1977] HASP 408 Brendan Bowyer & The Big 8 - It's Now or Never / Keep On Singing [1977] does HASP 411 also exist with 'All My Life Is You' as the B-side? HASP 409 Shay Healy & Rubbish - Lucilles Revenge / The Wonderful Fu [1977] HASP 410 Gibney & Donovan - How Deep Is The Night / Sail To The Sun [1977] HASP 411 Brendan Bowyer & The Big 8 - Thank You Elvis (medley) / Stagger Lee [1977] (PS) HASP 412 Jim Tobin & The Firehouse - The Rhythm Of Love / Falling In Love Again HASP 413 Sunshine - Dance With Me / Evil Eyes [1977] HASP 414 The Indians - Indian Christmas (Doyle/Swan) / Happy Christmas Day [12/1977] HASP 415 Tony Stevens - Wrap Me In Your Arms / Remembering HASP 416 The Cotton Mill Boys - Heaven's Just A Sin Away / Showboat Gambler [4/1978] HASP 417 Gibney & Donovan - You've Got Your Troubles / Tired Eyes [1978] HASP 418 Sandy Duskey & The Fairways - Not With You / I'm Alive Again [1978] HASP 419 Brush Shiels - Fight Your Heart Out / Coming Home [1977] HASP 420 Tony Stevens - By the Devil / Half As Much HASP 421 HASP 422 Johnny McEvoy - Bound For Botany Bay / All In All In [1978] HASP 423 HASP 424 Mick Foster & Tony Allen (later Foster & Allen) - Rambles of Spring / The Blacksmith HASP 425 Johnny Pearson - All Creatures Great and Small / Love Dream HASP 426 HASP 427 The Pirates Featuring The Quinns - A Little Bit Of Country / I Love The Beat Of Rock N Roll HASP 428 Johnny McEvoy - Just One More Night / Matt Highland HASP 429 The Cotton Mill Boys - Whiskey / Catwillow River [11/1978] HASP 430 Jim Tobin & Firehouse - May the Wind Be Always At Your Back / January April and Me HASP 431 The Cabinteely Singers - When God Created Woman (Billy Brown) / Isn't She Lovely (S.Wonder) [1978] HASP 432 Pauric Brown - Walking Talking Dolly / Yarmouth Town [1978] HASP 433 Jim McCann - Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway / Copper Kettle [1979] HASP 434 HASP 435 The Cotton Mill Boys - You Are No Angel / Penelope [4/1979] HASP 436 Kim Newport - Stop, Think / A Love Song [3/1979] HASP 437 Tony Stevens - Whose Little Girl Are You Babe? / Nicola [1979] HASP 438 Quinset (A-side featuring Lee & Emlee; B-side feat. Emlee) - Ti Amo / Blue Bayou [1979] HASP 439 Sandy Duskey - Let It Shine / Just One More Night [5/1979] HASP 440 Joy Starr - You Got All Of Me / I'll Do It Again [1979] HASP 441 Jim McCann - The Town Is Not Their Own / Weather The Storm [1979] HASP 442 Johnny McEvoy - Anne Devlin / Do I Love You HASP 443 Kim Newport - Midnight Lullaby / I'd Do It Again [10/1979] (PS) HASP 444 Tony Stevens - Who Do You Think You Are / Beautiful Rose HASP 445 Mushroom - Devil Among the Tailors / Drowsy Maggie [1979] reissue HASP 446 The Cotton Mill Boys - The Devil Went Down To Georgia / Bad Eyed Bill [10/1979] HASP 447 Tracy & The Grassroots - Hard Times (Come Again No More) / Yesterday Song (Billy Brown) [1979] HASP 448 Jim McCann - Alone / Third Time Lucky [1979] HASP 449 Johnny McEvoy - The Old Rocking Chair / Lovely Lady [1980] HASP 450 The Cotton Mill Boys - Should I Come Home / Should I Come Home (instrumental) HASP 451 Tony Stevens - Who Gets The Lovin' / Who Gets The Lovin' (instrumental) [1980] HASP 500 Series 1981 HASP 501 Jim McCann - From Clare To Here / The Rare Ould Times [1981] HASM 2000 EP Series 1974 HASM 2001 Johnny McEvoy - Rose of Moray EP Super Single [1974] Rose of Moray / James Connolly // Nora / Teardrop On A Rose / Leitrim Queen HASM 2002 Johnny McEvoy - Christmas EP [1974] Little Drummer Boy / O Bambino / Father Dickens // Standing In The Rain / When I Sing For Him HASM 2003 The Mighty Avons - Super Bundle EP [1974] 6 tracks feat different lead vocalist side one: Brendan Quinn - White Christmas / Hugh McClean - Louisiana Man / Martin Geraghty - I've Loved You All Over The World side two: Hugh McClean - Santa & The Kids / Brendan Quinn - You've Never Been This Far / Martin Geraghty - Man On The Street Miscellaneous HSP 001 Ram & Tam - Maybe / ?? HAS? ??? The Cotton Mill Boys - Truck Drivin' Man [1979] HAS? ??? Indians - EP Super Single 4-track EP [1972] unconfirmed

Albums

HALP Series 1972-1980 Prefix (S)HALP/HALPX/HALPZ HALP 101 The Indians - Indian Country [1972] HALP 102? Tracy & The Grassroots - s/t [1972] HALP 103 The Cotton Mill Boys - The Many Sides of [1972] HALP 104 Dublin City Ramblers - A Nation Once Again [1972] [reissued on Dolphin in 1977?) HALP 105 Brian Byrne - s/t [1973] reissued on Harp Records (HPE 652) circa 1982 HALP 106 Anne Byrne & Paddy Roche - Anne Byrne Sings Irish [1973] HALP 107 Gerry Madigan - Cotton Mill Boy [1973] with Gay & Terry Woods HALPX 108 The Cotton Mill Boys - Hitsville [1973] HALPX 109 The Indians - Indian Reservation [1973] HALP 110 Tracy & Des Wilson - Together HALP 111 HALPX 112 Johnny McEvoy - s/t [1973] HALP 113? v/a - Stars of Ireland Volume 1 [1973] must be 111 or 113 HALPX 114 Brendan Quinn - Four In The Morning [1973] HALP 115 Johnny McEvoy - Sings Country [1973] HALPX 116 Mushroom - Early One Morning [1973] +Poster HALPX 117 Johnny McEvoy - Sounds Like McEvoy [1973] HALP 118 v/a - 20 Stars of Ireland Volume 2 [1973] HALPX 119 Gene Stuart & The Mighty Avons - Showcase HALP 120 Gene Stuart - Greatest Hits HALP 121 Tony Hughes & The Cotton Mill Boys - Try A Little Kindness [1974] HALP 122 Dermot O'Brien - Sings HALP 123 HALP 124 The Cotton Mill Boys - The All Star Cotton Mill Boys [7/1974] HALPX 125 Johnny McEvoy - All Our Wars Were Merry, All Our Songs Were Sad LP [1974] HALP 126 Gloria - Country Girl Gloria HALP 127 Anne Byrne - Come By The Hills [1974] HALP 128 v/a - 20 Irish Hits HALP 128 Velvet - The Best Of HALP 129 Tracy (Tracy & The Grassroots) - Tracy's Greatest Hits [1974] HALP 129 HALPX 130 Johnny McEvoy - Sings Hank Williams LP [1974] HALP 131 HALPX 132 Brendan Balfe - Balfe Bothered and Bewildered [1974] comedy HALP 133 The Cotton Mill Boys - 25 Country Classics Vol.1 [1974] HALPX 134 The Brendan Mulhaire Céilí Band - Céilí House [1975] HALP 135 The Press Gang - s/t [1975] close 4-part harmonies on Irish & English trad songs from Tony Crehan, Sean Corcoran, Niall Fennell & Dave Smith HALP 136 Tommy Makem - 4 Green Fields [1975] HALP 137 The Cotton Mill Boys - 25 Country Classics Vol.2 [1975] HALP 138 HALP 139 V/A - Stars of Ireland, Songs of Ireland [1975] HALPX 140 Johnny McEvoy & Gloria Smyth - Duets [1975] HALPX 141 The Indians - The Magnificent Seven [7/1975] HALPX 142 The Buskers - s/t [1975] pre Fureys HALPX 143 Johnny McEvoy - Where My Eileen Is Waiting [1975] HALPZ 144 Brendan Quinn And The Mighty Avons - 22 Dancing Hits LP HALP 145 The Cotton Mill Boys - 25 Country Classics Vol.3 [1975] HALP 146 The Caroleers - The Sound of Christmas [1975] SHALP 147 Louis Stewart Trio - Louis The First [1976] HALP 148 John Kerr - Sings Souvenir Songs Of Ireland [1976] HALP 149 Ceolteoiri Altan - s/t [1976] HALP 150 Johnny McEvoy - Long Before Your Time LP [1976] SHALP 151 Veronica McSweeney - Plays LP [1976] classical solo piano HALP 152 Bridge Ceili Band - s/t (orig:1972) [1976] HALP 153 The Pipers Club - s/t [1976] HALP 154 The Indians - We're Just Indians [1976] HALP 155 Shamrock Singers - Irish Singalong [1976] licensed form Image Records, Australia HALP 156 Tracy - It Amazes Me [1976] HALP 157 Johnny McEvoy - Christmas Dreams [1976] HALP 158 The Cotton Mill Boys - Orange Blossom Special [1976] HALP 159 Wiskie Styl - s/t HALP 160 Unknown Artist(s) – The Little Red Engine & 5 Other Favourite Stories [1976?] HALP 161 Unknown Artist(s) – 40 Favourite Nursery Rhymes [1976] HALP 162 The Neta Neale Players – Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs. Six Favourite Stories [1976] licensed from Music World Ltd, New Zealand. HALP 163 The Memories - Time To Go On LP [1976] HALP 164 Johnny McEvoy - Leaves in the Wind LP [1977] HALP 165 HALP 166 Emmet Spiceland - s/t (orig:1968) [1977] HALP 167 Fairport Convention [UK] - The Bonny Bunch of Roses [1977] HALP 168 Sandy Theorét [Canada] - Sing Me A Love Song [1977] licensed from Boot Records HALP 169 Brush Shiels - s/t [1977] HALP 170 The Indians - Dance On with The Indians [1977] HALP 171 The Cotton Mill Boys - Flyin' High [1977] HALP 172 Jim Tobin & Firehouse - Rhythm Of Love [1977] HALP 173 Brendan Bowyer - Home And Abroad [1977] HALP 174 Johnny McEvoy - I'll Spend A Time With You [1978] HALP 175 Brendan Quinn - Songs I Love To Sing HALP 176 The Indians - Indian Tracks [12/1978] HALP 177 HALP 178 V/A - 20 Irish Hits [1979] HALP 179 Jim McCann - s/t [1980] HALP 1?? The Neta Neale Players - Snow White & The Seven Dwarves (6 Favourite Stories) LP/K7 [1976] Miscellaneous LP Releases HBLP 001 V/A - H-Block [1978] HALP TV1 Johnny McEvoy - 20 Greatest Hits [1979] HALP TV2 Johnny McEvoy - Johnny McEvoy Collection: 20 More Hits [1982]
thanks to Eddie Kelly (RIP), John Lynch, the Failed Bohemian & Jimmy @ Superhero Comic & Record Shop.

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