image

Dingle Spike

Dingle Spike: Discogrpahy


Dingle Spike
image 
  • Dingle Spike
    • 1978 - SRTX/78/CUS185 LP

image  Show Details

image  Hide Details

  • Side One
    1. Kerry Polkas
    2. Molly O
    3. The Battering Ram & Tripping Up The Stairs
    4. The Band Played Waltzing Matilda (Eric Bogle)
    5. Home By Bearna The Fermoy Lasses
    6. The Crabfish The
    7. Fly In The Night & Jenny's Chickens
  • Side Two
    1. Kerry Slides
    2. From Clare To Here (R. McTell)
    3. Lord Mayo, The Copper Plate & The Gravel Walks
    4. Barney Hare (J. Patterson)
    5. Paddy The Dandy, The Humours Of Balintra (Terry Conlan) & Paddy Faheys
    6. The Big Strong Man

  • Musicians
    • Paul Theasby: Fiddle, Harmony Vocals, Lead Vocals On "The Crabfish"
    • Terry Conlan: Mandolin, Mandola, Tenor Banjo, 5 String Banjo, Guitar
    • Jack McCarthy: Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals, Guitar
    • Timmie O'Brien: Electric Bass, Harmony Vocals, Lead Vocals On "The Big Strong Man"
    • Kevin Conlan: Tin Whistle, Mandolin, Bouzouki, Bodhrán, Harmony Vocals
  • Credits
    • Recorded at Porcupine Studios
    • Produced by Dingle Spike & Ted Taylor
    • Sound Engineer: Ted Taylor
    • (Special Thanks To Ted & Lillie)
    • Cover Design and Sleeve Notes: Dingle Spike
    • Photography: John Cullen
    • All titles traditional and arranged by Dingle Spike, unless other wise noted.
    • 1978 © Manufactured by SRT PRODUCTIONS LTD. LONDON

image   image   image   image   image  

Sleeve Notes

Dingle Spike is a crossroads somewhere in West Kerry which used to be a favourite venue for traditional dancing. Unfortunately the name of our band was not based on the above information — we only found out afterwards from a little man in a pub in County Kilburn.

The band consists of two Kerrymen, a Sligo man, a Dubliner and one from the 33rd county (Yorkshire).

Nicky Power was specially flown over by mail boat from Waterford to make coffee and help out on the flute and tin whistle. Very grateful are we for his competent assistance.

We enjoyed making this, our first record, and hope you feel the same way about listening to it.

Top Index

Irish Electronic Folk Band
image 
  • Irish Electronic Folk Band
    • 1982 - Spike SRTS/82/CUS 1514 [7"]

image  Show Details

image  Hide Details

  • Side One
    1. The Mountains Of Mourne
  • Side Two
    1. The Sailors Bonnet & The Cup Of Tea

  • Dingle Spike
    • Terry Conlan
    • Jack McCarthy
    • Timmie O'Brien
    • Kevin Conlan
    • Tony Fitzgibbons [1]
  • Credits
    • Special Thanks to Back Up Vocalists: Fiona O'Boyle, Joan O'Boyle & Vicky Hughes
    • Arranged and Produced by Jack O'Boyle & Dingle Spike
    • Recorded at Majestic Studios, London
    • Photo by Gerry Denn
    • Art: Tony Fitzgibbon

Sleeve Notes:

Dingle spike are a London based Irish electric folk band winners of pub entertainer of 1982. They play Irish folk music the way it was intended to be played — brash and aggressive but with liberally spiced passion & humour.

Top Index

Sunday Papers
image 
  • Sunday Papers
    • 1984 - Spike SRT 4KL167 LP

image  Show Details

image  Hide Details

  • Side One
    1. Crooked Jack (Dominic Behan)
    2. Goodbye To Clare (K. Mulkere)
    3. O’rourkes/The Musical Priest
    4. Not The Reason I Left Millingar (Pat Cooksey)
    5. Days Of The Kerry Dances
    6. The Mountains Of Mourne (Percy French)
  • Side Two
    1. Auntie Jane (K. Mulkere)
    2. The Lonesome Boatman (Finbar Furey)
    3. Nancy Brown (D. O'Connor)
    4. The Sunday Papers
    5. Maguires/The Humours Of Tulia
    6. Green Valleys

  • Dingle Spike
    • Jack McCarthy: Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals, Guitar
    • Tony Fitzgibbons: Fiddle, Mandolin, Doorbell
    • Timmie O'Brien: Electric Bass, Lead Vocals on "Nancy Brown"
    • Kevin Conlan: Banjo, Harmonica, Guitar, Bodhrán, Kampuchian Whistle on "Lonesome Boatman"
  • Musicians
    • Kevin O'Connor: Uillean Pipes, Whistle
    • Ted Taylor: Piano
  • Credits
    • Produced by Dingle Spike
    • Recorded at Porcupine Studios, London
    • Sound Engineer: Ted Taylor
    • Sleeve Design: Treavor Claff
    • Photography: John Minihan
    • All titles traditional and arranged by Dingle Spike, unless other wise noted.

Top Index

The Emigrants
image 
  • The Emigrants
    • 1988 - Skellig SRT 8KS1757 [7"]

image  Show Details

image  Hide Details

  • Side One
    1. The Emigrants (Jack McCarthy)
  • Side Two
    1. The Incredible Shaking Man, Elephant John & Horse Mulcahys (J. Nally, Trad, T. McManamon)

  • Dingle Spike
    • Jack McCarthy
    • Timmie O'Brien
    • James McNally & Tommy McManamon [2]
  • Credits
    • Arranged and Produced by Dingle Spike
    • Recorded at St. Marks Studios, London
    • Photo by Gerry Denn

  • Notes:
    • The bands members are not listed (credited) the last 2 releases, but I believe these band line ups to be correct — based on the cover photos and other information available online.
      1. The line up on Irish Electronic Folk Band is almost exactly the same as their first (self-titled) LP, with Tony Fitzgibbon replacing Paul Theasby on fiddle.
      2. Different online sources state that members of the Pogues played in Dingle Spike, these references are to James McNally (accordion) and Tommy McManamon (banjo).

Top Index