|Labelcode: LC 05762/LC 5762
Shanachie Records was founded in 1976 by Richard Nevins and Dan Collins. According to Harvey Pekar (Secret Museum of Music), it is one of the largest independent record labels in the world, and is currently distributed by E1 Music. Starting as speciality fiddle music label they released work by Celtic groups such as Planxty, Clannad and The Chieftains. Other genres on the label include Latin American, African music, soul, country and ska. In 1989 they acquired Yazoo Records from Nick Perls. This allowed them to release vintage jazz and blues recordings.
The label name is from the Irish word seanchaí, a storyteller.
The Grammy-award winning Soweto Gospel Choir releases albums on Shanachie Records.|
|Sites: shanachie.com, Wikipedia|
|Sublabels: Guitar Artistry, Meadowlark Records (2), Morning Star Records, Worldbeat EthnoPop|| ||
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