The Prestige/Irish label was a short-lived Prestige subsidiary which captured some of the
well-known and well-established traditional Irish folk singers of the day. Folk singer and banjo player
Margaret Barry, for example, in 1962 was already 45 years old, and fiddler Michael Gorman 67 years
old. They had been playing in pubs on the Emerald Isle for many years. 60-year-old singer Delia Murphy
was known as "The Queen of Connemara" and had been collecting Irish folk ballads for decades.
The label lasted barely a year, three albums from 1962 to 1963, and today these albums are really hard to find.
We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Prestige or Irish Records. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (which are all out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 2010 by Mike Callahan.
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