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Founded at the dawn of the 1960s, Northern Irish label Emerald Music specialized in Irish, Scottish and Celtic music for over half a century.

From Irish show bands to Scottish pipe outfits, country singers to accordion music, folk artists to budding pop stars, Celtic musicians to rock combos, Emerald originated hundreds of singles and albums across the decades.

Among the key acts are Big Tom & The Mainliners (best known for their Irish Top 10 hit from 1966, ‘Gentle Mother’), The Miami Showband, Sydney Devine, Bridie Gallagher, Andy Stewart∫ comedy group Clubsound, prog rock band Light (featuring ex-members of Them), dance DJ Micky Modelle, techno duo Celtic Pride and the John Anderson Big Band (a forerunner of hit 80s act Jive Bunny).

Over the years, Emerald utilised various labels, from Emerald itself and its Emerald Gem offshoot to their 70s/80s labels Mint and Mint Julep and punk/new wave imprint Rip Off.

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1ST BATTALION QUEEN HIGHLANDERS, RED HACKLE, SHOTTS & DYKEHEAD

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ALASTAIR MACDONALD
ALEX SUTHERLAND SINGERS
ALEXANDER FORREST
ALISTER MACDONALD
ANDREW O’MALLEY
ANDREW RANKINE
ANDREW RANKINE AND HIS SCOTTISH BAND
ANDY STEWART
ANN WILLIAMSON
ARTHUR SPINK
ARTY MCGLYNN

B

BAKERLOO JUNCTION
BARNBRACK
BARRY O’DOWD
BIG GEORGE
BIG O
BIG TOM
BIG TOM & THE MAINLINERS
BING CROSBY
BOB CRAIG & THE BOYS OF SANDY ROW
BOBBY MACLEOD
BONNIE HANVEY
BRENDAN O’DOWDA
BRENDAN QUINN
BRIAN COLL
BRIAN COLL AND THE PLATTERMEN
BRIAN GOLBEY
BRIDIE GALLAGHER
BRYAN CHALKER

C

CAMBRAI STAFF BAND & PIPE AND DRUMS OF THE ROYAL TANK REGIMENT
CANTICLE
CATHAL MCCANN
CATHIE HARROP
CELTIC BHOYS
CELTIC CHILLOUT
CELTIC PRIDE
CEOIL CU CHULAINN
CEOIL CU CHULAINN AND OTHERS
CEOL CU CHULAINN
CHEEKY BEE
CHOIR OF THE CREGAGH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
CHOIR OF THE DOCTORS AND NURSES OF THE ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL BELFAST
CHRIS LOUGHREY
CHUCK LAYBURN
CLAIRE CLENNELL
CLANCY BROS & TOMMY MAKEM
CLANCY BROTHERS & TOMMY MAKEM
CLUBSOUND
CRAWFORD BELL AND STEELRAIL
CREGAGH PRESBYTERIAN CHOIR
CU CHULAINN

D

DAN O’NEILL BAND
DEIRDRE O’CALLAGHAN
DELIA MURPHY
DENNIS CLANCY
DESSIE O’FLAHERTY
DIAMOND ACC BAND
DIAMOND ACC BAND
DIAMOND ACCORDION BAND
DIAMOND ACCORDION BAND
DIAMOND ACCORDION BAND
DIAMOND ACCORDION BAND
DIAMOND ACCORDION BAND
DICKIE ROCK
DONEGORE CEILI BAND
DUNCAIRN FLUTE BAND

E

EDDIE EDMOND AND HIS SCOTTISH DANCE BAND
EDGAR VILLARROEL
EMERALD ACCORDION BAND
EMERALD ISLE ENSEMBLE

F

FIELD MARSHAL MONTGOMERY PIPE BAND
FIGHTING MEN FROM CROSSMAGLEN
FLYING COLUMN
FRAN O’TOOLE
FRANCIE McPEAKE
FRANK AND HARRY
FRANK GILLIGAN’S KILLARNEY CEILI BAND
FRANKIE MCBRIDE
FRED HANNA AND THE LAGANMEN

G

GEORGE BRADLEY
GEORGE C. SMITH
GEORGE JONES & TOMMY THOMAS
GERRY & THE OHIO
GERRY AIDAN
GERRY AND THE OHIO
GERRY FORD
GINA JOYCE
GLENFOLK 4
GO LUCKY FOUR
GORDON PATTULLO

H

HARVESTERS
HELEN MCBENNETT
HELEN McCAFFREY

I

IAIN MACPHAIL AND HIS BAND

J

JACKIE NELSON
JAMES RAY
JAMES YOUNG
JIM MCKILLOP
JIM NELSON
JIMMY GATES
JIMMY SHAND AND FAMILY
JIMMY SHAND JNR
JIMMY SHAND JNR. AND HIS BAND WITH GEORGE HAMILTON
JIMMY SHAND JUNIOR AND HIS BAND
JOE CAMPBELL AND EILEEN CAMERON
JOHN ANDERSON
JOHN ANDERSON BIG BAND
JOHN ELLIS & HIS HIGHLAND COUNTRY BAND
JOHN KING
JOHN MCCLOSKEY, TERESA DUFFY, CATHAL MCCANN ETC
JOHN McCLUSKEY
JOHN MCCORMACK
JOHNNY CASH
JOSEF LOCKE

K

KATHLEEN MACDONALD
KELTIC KATS
KING’S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS

L

LEILA WEBSTER
LEO MCCAFFREY
LEO MCCAFFREY AND THE GLENSMEN
LIAM CLANCY
LIAM REILLY
LIGHT
LISBURN SILVER BAND
LOUIS BROWNE

M

MALACHI CUSH
MALACHY DORIS AND HIS CEILI BAND
MALACHY DORIS CEILI BAND
MARGARET BARRY
MARGARET BARRY
MARGARET BARRY AND PECKER DUNNE
MARGIE SINGLETON
MAURICE McKENZIE
MOIRA BRIODY

N

NICK WELSH & THE ERIN

 

O

O’DONNELL ABU ORCHESTRA

P

PAT McGARR
PEARSE
PEARSE FOLK
PECKER DUNNE
PETER CORRY
PHIL BRADY AND THE RANCHERS
PHIL CLARKE
PHILOMENA QUINN

R

RAF BAND SHOW SONGS
RANGERS SUPPORTERS
REDD HARPER
RIP OFF
ROD VEY
ROLY DANIELS
ROY RHODES

S

SEAN MAGUIRE
SEISIUN CEOIL BHEAL FEIRSTE
SHADOWTALK
SHOTTS & DYKEHEAD CALEDONIA PIPE BAND
SWEET COMMUNION
SYDNEY DEVINE

T

TERESA DUFFY
TERRY O’NEILL
THE ACCORDION ORCHESTRA
THE ALEX SUTHERLAND BAND AND SINGERS
THE BAND AND TRUMPETS OF THE BLUES & ROYALS
THE BARDS
THE BELFAST SINGERS
THE BLARNEY FOLK
THE BLUES & ROYALS
THE BOOGIE BOYS
THE BRIAN BORU CEILI BAND
THE CAERN FOLK TRIO
THE CALIFORNIA BRAKEMEN
THE CITY OF GLASGOW POLICE PIPE BAND
THE CLANCY BROTHERS & TOMMY MAKEM
THE COATBRIDGE ACCORDION BAND OF GLASGOW
THE COTERIE
THE DAVITTS
THE DIAMOND ACCORDION BAND
THE EMERALD ISLE ENSEMBLE
THE EMERALD ISLE ORCHESTRA
THE FLYING COLUMN
THE FOLKSTONES
THE FREEMEN
THE GEORGE BRADLEY SOUND
THE GLENFOLK FOUR
THE HAWTHORN SCOTTISH DANCE BAND
THE HOLLY SINGERS
THE IAN ANDERSON SCOTTISH DANCE BAND
THE INDIANS
THE IRISH ENSEMBLE
THE JUBALAIRES
THE KING’S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
THE MACDONALD SISTERS
THE MALACHY DORIS CEILI BAND
THE MIAMI
THE MOONLIGHTERS
THE NASHVILLE SCENE
THE O’BRIENS
THE PIKEMEN
THE PIPES & DRUMS OF 1ST BATTALION QUEEN’S OWN HIGHLANDERS
THE PIPES AND DRUMS OF THE 4TH ROYAL TANK REGIMENT
THE RANCHERS
THE SANDS FAMILY
THE SKYROCKETS DANCE ORCHESTRA
THE SQUEALIN PIGS
TOMMY FLEMMING
TOMMY MAKEM
TOMMY SCOTT

V

Various Artists

W

WALTER PERRIE
WILCIL MCDOWELL
WOODVALE MALE QUINTETTE
WOODVALE QUINTETTE with MAURICE MCKENZIE

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