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Tara Records

last updated 17 September 2013
last updated 28 November 2012



Founded in 1972 by Jack Fitzgerald to license Christy Moore's Prosperous LP for the Irish Market. Customers in his Tara Records shop in Dublin couldn't get hold of the Leader Records album at the time. The label slowly grew, with only a handful of releases by 1980, but under the direction of MD John Cook the label has become one of the premier Irish traditional music labels.

The short-lived American Tara Records label launched in 1973 (destributed by Famous) is most likely not related to the Irish label.



Singles

 

TS 001	Irish Coffee - Top of the Morning
TS 002	Dev Shawn - Mind Of My Child / Playground In My Mind [1974]
TS 003	John Aherne - Snowfall / The Stranger [1974]
TS 004
TS 005
TS 006	Christy Moore - John O'Dreams / One Last Cold Kiss [1980]
TS 007	Stockton's Wing - Fiddler John / Cameron Highlanders
TS 008	Stockton's Wing - Beautiful Affair / Ceili Swing [1981]
TS 009	Clannad - Mhσrag's na horo Gheallaidh / Strayed Away [1981] (no PS)
TS 010	Stockton's Wing - Walk Away / Lasagne  [1982] (PS)
TS 011	Philip King - Arc Of A Diver / Trouble / Factory Girls [1982]
TS 012	Clannad - Theme From Harry's Game / Strayed Away [1982] (PS)
TS 013	Steve Cooney & Stocktons Wing - Skidoo / Ice Fields / Bay Of Tranquility [1982] (PS)
TS 014	Clannad - I See Red / Ta me Mo Shui [1983] (PS)
TS 015	C'est Clave - You Hold The Key / Programmed Romance  (3/1983] (PS)
TS 016	Clannad - Newgrange / Seachran Charn Tsiail [1983] (PS)
TS 017	Moving Hearts - Oil Sheiks / Promises [1983]
TS 018	Clannad - Robin (The Hooded Man) / Lady Marian [1984] (PS)
TS 019	Freddie White - Frozen Heart / The Birth of the Blues  [1984] (PS)
TS 020	Moving Hearts - State Music / May Morning Dew [1984]
TS 021	Clannad - Now Is Here / Together We [1984]
TS 022	Freddie White - Long Distance Runner / Christmas In Capetown [1984]
TS 023	Freddie White - It's You / You Don't Know Me [1985]
TS 024	April South - Drift Away / I'm Not Foolin' [1985] (PS)
TS 025	Clannad (with Bono) - In A Lifetime / Indoor  [1986]
TS 026	Those Nervous Animals - How Does The Shopper Feel / Town (2/1986]
TS 027
TS 028	Rita Connolly - The Defence Of Hens Castle / Death Of Richard In Iron [1986]
TS 029	Flex & The Fastweather - The Darkness / Little Pieces [1986]
TS 030	Those Nervous Animals - Damien / The Business Enterprise (live at Self Aid) [1986]
TS 031	Freddie White - Silas Rat / (dub mix) [1986] (PS)
TS 032	Henry McCullough - Gone With Another / All Shook Up // Can't Help Falling In Love [1987]
TS 033	Clannad - Something To Believe In / Second Nature
TS 034	Freddie White - Have A Nice Day / Desperados Waiting for A Train // When Jesus Gets To Town / Martha 12"
TS 035	Davy Spillane - Theme For Eurovision '88 / Daires Dream [1988?]
TS 036	Liam O'Floinn & Rita Connolly - The Relief Of Derry Symphony [1990]

KKS  1	Ken Kiernan - You Know It's All Right / The River  [1990]


Albums



1001	Christy Moore - Prosperous LP [1972] [lisenced from Leader LER 035]
	note that some copies carry the number 1000 on the sleeve due to a printing error
1002	Sιamus Ennis – The Pure Drop [1973]
1003	Basil Henriques – Sounds of Sunset with ...
1004	Jimmy Brewer – Changin' Country
1005	John Aherne – At Home and Abroad [1974]
1006	The Pirates – To Ireland They Did Fly [1975]
1007
1008	John and James Kelly (later reissued as Outlet PTICD 1041]
1009	Sιamus Ennis – The Fox Chase [1979]

2001	Aengus [1978]
2002	Christy Moore - The Iron Behind The Velvet LP [1978] insert
2003	Muintir Lewis – Weeds in the Garden [1978]
2004	Stockton's Wing - s/t LP [1978]
2005	Christy Moore – Live in Dublin [1978]
2006	Noel Hill And Tony Linnane - s/t LP [1978]
2007	Paddy Glackin And Paddy Keenan - Doublin' LP [1979]
2008	Christy Moore – Prosperous (reissue of Tara 1001]
2009	Paddy Glackin and Jolyon Jackson – Hidden Ground [1980]
2010	Oisin - s/t (1st) (orig:1976) LP [1980]
2011	Oisνn – Bealoideas [1978]
2012	Oisνn – Over the Moors to Maggie
2013	Oisνn – The Jeannie C.
2014	v/a – The Irish Folk Collection LP [1985]
2015	Those Nervous Animals – Hyperspace! [1985]
2016	Geraldine MacGowan – Winds of Change
2017	Davy Spillane Band – Out of the Air [1988]

3001	Planxty - After The Break LP [1979] insert
3002	Andy Irvine - Rainy Sundays...Windy Dreams LP [1980]
3003	v/a - High Kings Of Tara LP [1980]
3004	Stockton's Wing – Take a Chance
3005	Planxty - The Woman I Loved So Well LP [1980]
3006	The Brendan Voyage: An Orchestral Suite for Uilleann Pipes, played by Liam O'Flynn and composed by Shaun Davey [1980]
3007	Clannad - Crann Ull LP [1980]
3008	Clannad - Fuaim LP [1982]
3009	Stockton's Wing – Light in the Western Sky [1982]
3010	Clannad - Magical Ring LP [1983] insert
3011	Shaun Davey - The Pilgrim LP [1984]
3012	Clannad – Legend [1984]
3013	Freddie White – Long Distance Runner [1985]
3014	Moving Hearts - The Storm LP [1985]
3015	The Emerald Isle Singers – Memories of Ireland
3016	Clannad – Macalla [1985]
3017	Granuaile, composed by Shaun Davey, Rita Connolly vocals, Liam O'Flynn (uilleann pipes) [1986]
3018	Diarmuid O'Leary and The Bards – Classic Irish Ballads
3019	Davy Spillane – Atlantic Bridge [1988]
3020	Danny Doyle – Twenty Years a-Growing
3021	Clannad – Sirius [1989]
3022	Clannad - Pastpresent
3023	Davy Spillane – Shadow Hunter [1990]
3024	The Relief of Derry Symphony, composed by Shaun Davey, with Rita Connolly & Liam O'Flynn [1992]
3025	Clannad - Anam
3026	Davy Spillane – Pipedreams [1991]
3027	Andy Irvine and Davy Spillane – East Wind [1992]
3028	Stockton's Wing – The Crooked Rose [1992]
3029	Rita Connolly [1992]
3030	The Seville Suite, composed by Bill Whelan and featuring Davy Spillane and Mαirtνn O'Connor [1992]
3031	Liam O'Flynn – Out to Another Side [1993]
3032	The Pilgrim, composed by Shaun Davey [1994] – note that this is different to the LP 3011 above.
3033	Rita Connolly – Valparaiso [1995]
3034	Liam O'Flynn – The Given Note [1995]
3035	Nollaig Casey and Arty McGlynn – Causeway [1995]
3036	Stockton's Wing – Letting Go [1995]
3037	Liam O'Flynn – The Piper's Call [1998]
3038	Maurice Lennon – Brian Boru: The High King of Tara (2001]

4001	Stockton's Wing - American Special LP [1984]
4002	Stockton's Wing – Take One: Live (also issued by Revolving Records)
4003	Various – The Sound of Stone: Artists for Mullaghmore (reissue of original Bagpuss CD)
4004	The Voice Squad – Many's the Foolish Youth [1987]
4005	The Fallen Angels – Happy Ever After [1996]
4006	Maca – Blood and Gold [1998]
4007	Phil Callery – From the Edge of Memory [1999]
4008	Josephine Marsh (reissue of JM CD 001]
4009	Beginish [1998; reissue of INIS 001]
4010	Alan Kelly – Mosaic (reissue of Black Box release)
4011	Frankie Gavin – Fierce Traditional [2001]
4012	Zoλ Conway
4013	The Voice Squad – Holywood
4014	Robin Dempsey – Spirit of an Irish Christmas [2004]
4015	Emma Kate Tobia – An Irish Dream
4016	Stockton's Wing –Take One: Live (reissue)
4017	Shaun Davey – May We Never Have to Say Goodbye [2006]
4018	Zoλ Conway – The Horse's Tail [2006]

9001	Various – The Best of Irish Jigs and Reels, Volume 1 [1985] cassette
9002	Various – The Best of Irish Jigs and Reels, Volume 2 [1987] cassette
9003	John Aherne and The Jolly Beggarmen – The Best of Irish Ballads

CD4	Stockton's Wing - The Stockton's Wing Collection [1991]

BCD 501	Who Really Discovered North America – Boxed set containing Tim Severin's book The Brendan Voyage and CD 3006
BCD 502	Various – The Very Best of Irish Jigs, Reels and Songs

TBC1*	   Christy Moore – The Folk Collection (triple cassette containing 2002, 2005 and 2008)



thanks to Eddie Kelly for his help



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