Gaelfonn

Gaelfonn (U.K.) / c. 1957

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Design: A rather thin, washed-out design, which might have taken greater advantage of the rich heritage of Gaelic graphic imagery and lettering, a hint of which can be seen in the 'Alba' logo around the spindle-hole. Compare with the Celtic label, a much stronger design.

History: Musicologist Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K., an expert on Scottish music, writes: "The recordings were made in Glasgow, beginning in 1956. The labels were printed there and sent to the pressing company (generally Levy Brothers' Oriole label) in London. The owner, Murdo Ferguson, never kept any recording ledgers or paperwork; as soon as a record had been pressed and sold he threw away the documentation. The 'G' prefix indicated Gaelic language material ('S' indicated Scots material). Your example was recorded between March 1957 and August 1958."




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