Claddagh Records

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Claddagh Records is a record label which was founded in 1959 by Garech Browne and Ivor Browne. It specialises in Irish traditional music and spoken word. Garech had been taking lessons at the time from the master piper Leo Rowsome. Leo, who had made many recordings in the 1920s and 1930s with H.M.V. and Decca, was to be the first artist to record on the Claddagh label. Leo, on the first-ever Claddagh album " na bPíobairí" (King of the Pipers), produced virtuoso uilleann piping. The second album released by Claddagh was the Chieftains' first recording. The most arguably well-known artists in their roster are The Chieftains.

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