Real to Reel Hardcover Book / 17-track LP ("Masters of their Craft : The Claddagh Collection") & Poster. Limited Edition Set housed in a rigid slipcase.
What do Bono, Mick Jagger, Brendan Behan, Kofi Annan, Brian Jones, Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Seamus Ennis, Picasso, Samuel Beckett, Anita Pallenberg and Lucian Freud have in common? They were all friends of the founder of Ireland’s most iconic record label, Claddagh Records — Garech Browne. Heir to the Guinness fortune, Garech Browne set up Claddagh Records in a race to preserve Ireland’s musical and spoken word culture against the backdrop of the emerging Pop Culture scene coming into the country from the UK.
This hardcover book, 12” vinyl, & poster presented in a rigid slipcase chronicles the stories of both the world-renowned Claddagh Records record label and the extraordinary life of its founder Garech Browne. The 228-pp hardcover book is accompanied by Masters of Their Craft, The Claddagh Collection LP presenting 17 remastered tracks from Claddagh’s immensely rich catalogue, including a never-released-before poem from PULITZER PRIZE FOR POETRY and T.S ELIOT PRIZE-winning poet PAUL MULDOON.
REAL TO REEL is an extraordinary tale that weaves stories of rugged Connemara Sean-nós singers such as Vail O Flaherta and Rock and Roll icons such as Brian Jones into one captivating narrative.
Masters of their Craft : The Claddagh Collection Tracklist:
1. Tommy Potts - The Drunken Sailor
2. The Chieftains - ‘Round the House and Mind The Dresser
3. John Montague - Luggala
4. Dolores Keane - Seven Yellow Gypsies
5. Thomas Kinsella - Dick King
6. Ronan Browne - Port na bPúcaí
7. Seamus Heaney - Digging
8. Derek Bell - Sídh Beag agus Sídh Mór
1. Julia Clifford & Denis Murphy - Caoine Uí Dhomhnaill
2. Dolly MacMahon - Lord Gregory
3. Máire Mhac an tSaoí - An dá Thráigh
4. Leo Rowsome - The Fox Chase
5. Austin Clarke - Mount Parnassus
6. Willie Clancy - Jenny Picking Cockles / My Love is in America
7. Patrick Kavanagh - Epic
8. Seamus Ennis - The Rocky Road to Dublin
9. Paul Muldoon - Dancers at the Moy – ***
*** = Never released before, physical only track