Prestige/Irish Album Discography
By David Edwards, Mike Callahan, Patrice Eyries, Randy Watts and Tim Neely
Last update: December 12, 2010

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.



Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents

Irish IR-35000 Series:

IR 35001 - The Blarney Stone - Margaret Barry and Michael Gorman [1962] Blarney Stone/Mountain Road/Wild Colonial Boy/Dwyer's Hornpipe/Half Door/Tim Murphy/Haste to the Wedding/Tidy Anne/O Gramachree/If You Ever Go Across to Ireland/Bunch of Keys/Boys From Ballisdare/Three Lovely Lassies From Bannion/Bonny Kate/Sligo Maid/300 Years of Brewing/Gorman's Favourite/Boys of Bluehill/Leprechaun

IR 35002 - The Queen of Connemara - Delia Murphy [1962] Bold Granuaile/Shamus Rafferty/Slieve Namon/Holy Ground/Mary of the Wild Moor/Irish Rover/Down the Moor/Cold Blows the Wind/Queen of Connemara/Molly, Will You Marry Me/Bright Silvery Light of the Moon/My Three-Leaved Shamrock/Damsel of 19 Years Old

IR 35003 - Emigrant Irish Boy - Mickey and Mary Carlton [1963] Sean South From Garryowen/Erin's Green Shore/Medley of Irish Polkas/Eileen McManus/Shamus O'Brien/Happy Widow Jig/My Old Home in Mayo/Moonlight in Mayo/Molly Bawn/Heaven Around Galway Bay/Rights of Man Hornpipe

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