Welcome to Claddagh Records

About Us

Contact Phone number : 353 01 6770262

Claddagh Records was founded in Dublin in 1959 by Garech Browne. The first album it produced was the classic Rí na bPíobairí (King of the Pipers) by Leo Rowsome. The second Claddagh album was The Chieftains, the very first recording of the now world-famous traditional group. Claddagh went on to make many more fine albums of the Chieftains.

During the next number of years Claddagh Records published many of the best traditional artists of the time. It was a revolutionary label also in the sense that it set out to present the leading literary figures in Ireland. Poets such as Patrick Kavanagh, Austin Clarke, John Montague and Seamus Heaney have made records for Claddagh, and the label has also recorded major Scottish poets such as Hugh Mac Diarmid, Sorley MacLean and George MacKay Browne.

Today, Claddagh’s mail order service has access to more traditional Irish music than any other company, and we will send it anywhere in the world!

In our shop at 2 Cecilia Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 (MAP), we have the finest display of recorded traditional music anywhere, with people coming from all over the world to purchase.


We post cds and DVDs worldwide.