Len’s early recordings can now be reheard.
Many of Len’s early recordings with Claddagh Records are now available to Stream on Spotify and other services. Some recordings, released almost 50 years ago have been made available after Claddagh’s agreement with Universal Records.
Among the records in the catalogue are the very first Claddagh album, Leo Rowsome’s Rí na bPíobairí (1959), fiddle-player Seán Keane’s Gusty’s Frolics (1975), two volumes of The Pipering of Willie Clancy, released in 1980 and 1983, Dolores Keane’s There Was a Maid (1978), Len’s own Do Me Justice (1983) and Matt Molloy’s Stony Steps (1987).
Len has also re-recorded some of these songs, collected while travelling around Ireland at the beginning of his song collecting career. His songs have been transmitted through the generations and it is great that people will now be able to hear them.
You can read more on The Journal of Music’s website, or find out more about these recordings on this website.
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